If you are looking for child care in Baldivis or any other Perth suburb, you want to know your child is being cared for the right way. This includes having enough of the right people working at the facility as carers.
We would like to tell you what the Government requires from child care centres. We also want you to know that we usually exceed all requirements. Anyway, here is what the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority has to say.
Qualifications as of 1 January 2014
Child care centres that take care of less than 25 children and provide long day care must provide an early childhood teacher a minimum of 20% of the time they are providing care and education.
When the child care centre is providing long day care to 25 or more children, even for one day, an early childhood teacher must be present for six hours on that day if the service is open more than 50 hours for the week or 60% of the hours they are open if they see 25 or more children every day for 50 or more hours a week.
This is easily exceeded by hiring one full time early childhood teacher.
Within any child care centre, 50% of early childhood educators who must be there to meet the acceptable carer to student ratios must be working towards or have obtained a diploma level early childhood care and education qualification or a higher qualification. The remaining educators are only required to be working towards or have obtained an approved Certificate III Level early childhood care and education qualification or something at least equivalent.
Anyone working as a family day care coordinator will be required to have an approved diploma level qualification for early childhood care and education or above. Family day care educators must be working towards or have an approved early childhood care and education at certificate III level or equivalent.
To learn more, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre. If you’re in the Baldivis area, you can call Cuddles Childcare Centre Bertram on +61 (08) 9419 1844.