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Family Day Care Educator Courses

A Family Day Care Educator runs a childcare service for children from their own home. You might deliver educational programs and organise activities suitable for children’s development. Family Day Care Educators usually work with very young children or babies. You might supervise children and assist with daily routine activities such as eating and toileting.

Family Day Care Educators should be patient and enjoy working with young children. You’ll need to be energetic and be comfortable supervising multiple children at one time. Family Day Care Educators must be able to follow correct procedures and have strong interpersonal skills.

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Popular Family Day Care Educator Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Family Day Care Educator.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Family Day Care Educator earn?

In Australia, a full time Family Day Care Educator generally earns $1,200 per week ($62,400 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Family Day Care Educator?

This industry has experienced strong employment growth in recent years. There are currently 14,000 people working as a Family Day Care Educator in Australia compared to 9,200 five years ago. Family Day Care Educators may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Family Day Care Educator?

If you’re thinking of becoming a Family Day Care Educator, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care). You’ll develop the skills to provide care in a family home environment or in a structured educational setting. A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a Dual Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within early childhood education. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.