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Family Day Care Educator

City of Whittlesea - South Morang, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: Melbourne's North Joblink


Applications Close: 31/12/2021  11:45 PM
Position No: 2383
Division: Family, Children & Young People
Location: Melbourne Metropolitan
Work Type: Other

Self-employed contractor under a service license agreement

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

Family Day Care Educators provide education and care for children up to the age of 12 within the educator's own home under Commonwealth and State Government Regulations and Service policies. Educators are required to provide a high-quality home-based child care service within the City of Whittlesea that is monitored and supported to enhance the care and development of all Family Day Care children.

Under the Education and Care Services national regulations and law, Family Day Care Educators are able to provide care for up to four pre-school aged children and three school aged children, for a maximum of seven children; including the Educator's own children.

Family Day Care educators may work during standard business hours, before and after school, during school holidays and sometimes overnight or on weekends with service approval. Family Day Care Educators within the City of Whittlesea are self-employed, operating from their own home.

Educators are required to provide children with an individual program that supports their educational, emotional, physical and social development in a small group environment. All educators are supported by a coordination team situated within the City of Whittlesea Family Children and Young People Department.

About you

Personal requirements of a Family Day Care Educator:

  • Able to relate well to children
  • Able to work in partnership with children’s families
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to use judgment to prioritise tasks
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Family members over 18 living in educators home require WWCC and police check.

Education & Knowledge for a Family Day Care Educator:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Current level 2 First Aid and CPR training
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis training
  • Working With Children Check and Police Check
  • Previous work experience with children is preferable
  • Knowledge of record keeping
  • Experience in programming and documentation.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the Family Day Care Team coordination unit via email

To apply for this position, you must complete the attached application form and email the form to  Please send a covering letter which outlines how you feel your skills and experience align with requirement and focus of the role.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

Educator Application Form .pdf
FDC Educator - PD.pdf

South Morang, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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