WHAT IS IN-HOME CARE?
In-Home Care is a flexible form of child care, designed to accommodate the needs of families unable to access existing childcare services. Families who wish to use In-Home Care must meet the eligibility criteria.
To be eligible for In-Home Care a family must have no access to existing child care services or their circumstances mean that existing child care services cannot meet their needs and where the family meets one or more of the following criteria:
- The child has, or lives with another child, who has a illness or disability;
- The child's guardian (or guardian's partner) has an illness or disability that affects their ability to care for the child;
- The child lives in a rural or remote area;
- The work hours of the child's guardian (or guardian's partner) are hours when no other approved childcare service is available; or
- The child's guardian (or guardian's partner) is caring for three or more children who have not yet started school
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Becoming an In-Home Care Educator
An In-Home Care Educator cares for children inside the children's family home. It is a fulfilling and rewarding career that allows you to grow your skills and knowledge and build relationships with other families. An information booklet can be accessed by calling out friendly staff on 6392 3219.
- Registered Educators with the New South Wales In-Home Childcare Services earn an income as independent contractors caring for children in the child’s own home.
- Registered educators are expected to provide a high standard of childcare and to adhere to the policies and procedures of the service. They are warm, energetic and sensitive to the needs of families.
- Families approach the In-Home Care Service Provider to obtain childcare and enter into an agreement with New South Wales In-Home Childcare Services or In-Home Care Service Provider for the provision of that childcare.
- Educators (through a sub-contractual agreement with New South Wales In-Home Childcare Services) provide the care to the children of the parents concerned.
- Part of the educators’ role is to provide the children with a variety of age appropriate activities that encourage the development of life skills.
- Staff of the In-Home Care Service Provider will visit the family home while care is taking place to assess the standard of care and to support the family and educators.
- In-Home Educators are not expected to perform housekeeping duties other than those associated with the care of the children. Extra duties will only be undertaken by agreement between Family and Educators and must not interfere with the provision of childcare.
- They are warm, energetic and sensitive to the needs of families.
- Educators must have a current Working with Children Check and a National Police Check.
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For more information, please visit the In-Home Care website: https://nswfdc.org.au/in-home-care/