Dreamland Family Day Care Services

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                    What is Family Day Care?

Family Day Care is quality child care and education for children, it's provided in the homes of registered Family Day Care Educators. Our Family Day Care service is accredited on a national scale and can care for children from 6 weeks of age, through to 13 years.
Family Day Care is just like being at home. Children are given the chance to take part in a range of fascinating experiences with a balance of indoor and outdoor, quiet and active and planned and formless play.
Educators will be accountable for no more than seven children under the age of 13 years, at any one time. A limit of 4 also applies to the number of children under 5 years of age. This means the educator can give each child the individual care and attention which is very important to help young children develop new skills and well being.
Family Day Care Educators and their homes must convene all of the criteria as set out in the Education and Care Services nationwide system, Education and Care Services universal Law and Family Day Care Policies.
Educators may be available on a permanent or casual basis, and can work evenings, overnights and weekends in some cases.  Family Day Care Educators can also provide before and after school care, along with school holiday care.

What Can You Expect? 

For parents, family day care offers so much more than a fun, safe place to leave your child. Flexibility, stability, consistency, reassurance and family values – underpinned by meaningful and often long term relationships – are all key ingredients in building happy, well adjusted children.

In family day care, children learn through play and exploration while mixing with a small group They participate in activities planned by the carer to suit each child’s individual needs, such as story-telling, singing, art and craft, playing games, visiting the park or the library.
Learning in the home environment is as natural as can be – structured with the real world – an authentic experience for your child growing up at home in family day care.

CCB Approved Day Care

Dreamland Family Day Care has been approved by the Australian Government for CCB purposes as it meets certain standards and requirements. This includes having a license to operate, qualified and trained staff, being open certain hours, and meeting health, safety and other quality standards. Dreamland can receive CCB from the Government on your behalf, which means you have lower out-of-pocket child care fees. 

A single parent who satisfies, or two parents who both satisfy, DHS’s work, training, study test  may also be eligible to receive the Child Care Rebate.

The rebate is 50% of your “out of pocket expenses” up to a maximum of $7,500 per year per child.

Families may elect this to be paid directly to them, or directly to their child care provider.  Families can also select the frequency of these payments.