About family day care carers:
Registered with their local family day care scheme, carers are recruited and trained by a central coordination unit. Individual services are supported and monitored. This resourcing and back-up support provided by the coordination unit sets family day care apart from sole carers and nanny services.
With access to continued learning and leading thinking in childcare, family day care carers have access to the most unique training structure within the childcare industry. The personal qualities of carers reflect community diversity of families, values and cultures empathy, warmth, compassion, flexibility, professionalism and maturity. A commitment to nurturing and caring for children is taken as a given. Many carers have their own children of varying ages all have experience with children.
Numbers of Children in Care
In accordance with the National Standard for families Family Day Care schemes it is a policy of Day 2 Day Family Day Car providers may care for up to 7 children at any one time, of which no more than 4 can be pre-school age. The number of children in care providers home is to include the care providers own children until such time as their own children turn 12 years of age.
Care providers only use positive behavior guidance in their homes. Care providers are not allowed to smack a child even with parents permission. Please refer to the behavior Guidance policy for further information.
Safety of the Family Day Care Home
Care providers are continually aware that safety in the home s extremely important. Full safety checks are conducted annually and safety is maintained at all times by the care provider. Safety standards are also monitored during the home visits by our qualified staff.
All care providers hold a current level 2 First Aid Certificate and CPD is updated annually. All care providers are also required to hold an emergency Asthma management Certificate.