Becoming a Registered Educator

Becoming a registered Educator requires time and commitment. The length of time it takes will depend on a number of factors such as:

  • the suitability of  the applicant’s home environment (if there any safety issues that need to be addressed) and
  • the level of training and experience that the applicant brings to the role (applicants with Certificate III or Diploma of Children’s Services will not need to complete all of  the induction trainings before commencing care).

Induction trainings are based on  NSWFDCA’s Educator Induction Package and include topics such as:

  • An overview of Family Day Care
  • The Child Care Management System and Timesheets
  • The National Regulations and National Standards, the Early Years Learning Framework and Service Policies
  • Financial , Taxation, Insurance and Superannuation
  • Health, Hygiene, Safety and Nutrition
  • Observing (and Documenting) Children’s Play and Development= Creating a Meaningful Program

Prospective Educators will also need to complete First Aid training that includes Anaphylaxis and Asthma training (HLTAID004 recommended) and Child Protection awareness training.

Please note that all Registered Educators must have or be actively working toward their Certificate III in Children’s Services.

When applying to become registered:

  • proof of identity must be provided
  • applicants must agree to a Working With Children Check (and all adult  members of the household will need to agree to this check too).
  • applicants need to supply the names of two referees (one work related)
  • applicants need to have a medical check to confirm their health.

Please contact the Service ( 6772 5300 or email afdc@optusnet.com.au) for more information or to ask questions about becoming a registered Educator.