Educators Sunshine Coast

Caloundra

 Little Learners Family Day Care – Liz

I have been married to my husband Matt and we have a son Nicholas. I decided to combine my love for Family with my career and enter into Family day care. I have worked in the Child Care industry for 6 yrs. I have obtained my Certificate 3 in Child care and am studying towards my Diploma. I also have a current first aid and blue card. During my time within the industry I have mostly worked in long day care centres. Whilst working in centres I have had the opportunity to work with children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years as an assistant and also a group leader. I pride myself on always providing individual care to each child, I thoroughly enjoy educating and careering for children watching them learn and grow as they play.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday images
Booking requirements- Min 9hrs
Placements- Under School age
Under school age vacancies available now!


Aimee’s Place of discovery – Aimee

I live on the Sunshine Coast with my husband David and my two children Luca and Lara.
I am Diploma qualified with seven years experience working in both Preschool and Long Daycare Centres. I have decided to move into Family Daycare as I love the many benefits it has to offer for both children and parents. I particularly like the extra one on one that naturally occurs when being apart of an intimate group. I love knowing that I am able to provide a lovely home away from home set up for the children within my care. As an educator my goal is to provide a safe and happy environment for each child. An environment that will stimulate their language, social, physical and cognitive skills through planned experiences based on their individual needs and interests. As well as a permanent interactive indoor and outdoor environment that allows the children to learn and discover through play.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday images
Booking requirements- Min 6hrs
Placements- Under School age
Under school age vacancies available now!


Coolum

Daises and Dinosaurs Family Day Care – Anne-Marie

I’m Diploma qualified, studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood and have worked as a Lead Educator for the past 4 years in Long Daycare. I originally began in a Montessori centre – and ended up with the world of knowledge! I learnt that children are so much more capable than many people realise in many ways that aren’t a priority anywhere else and how to foster this in a meaningful environment, providing skills for years to come. Upon buying a house in Coolum, I worked in another family daycare through C & R and it made me decide “this is exactly what I want to do in my life.” So here I am!

In a day my main focus is the individual children – We are all different and our needs, strengths and interests are unique. You’ll see us cooking, gardening, making music and creating the environment to suit us and create a nurturing and empowering ‘home away from home’. I am a calm, gentle, caring and imaginative person with the world of patience and absolutely adore working with children – There is nothing better I could imagine as a career and lifestyle.


Opening hours – Tuesday to Fridayimages
Booking requirements- Min 9hrs
Placements-Under School age
Vacancies  available now!


Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach Family Day Care – Tracie

I have over 20 years’ experience in both Family Day Care and Long Day Care Centres. I have worked as a Coordinator and also Group Leader throughout my time in the Early Childhood sector.
I provide a caring, comfortable nurturing environment for the children where they can play safely in both the inside and outdoor environments.
I provide an educational program where children can play freely choosing the activities in which they would like to participate in. I follow the Early Years Learning Framework Curriculum and have a strong focus on every child reaching their developmental milestones at their own pace.
Your child’s learning and development is documented in their own Learning Journal that you are free to view at any time. We frequently visit local parks and make other visits out into the community.


Opening hours – Monday to Wednesday
Booking requirements- Min 6hrs
Placements- Under School age
Under school age vacancies available now!


Marcoola

Chelsea’s Family Day Care – Chelsea

I am a mother of 3 and Educator of vibrant and beautiful children who come to play, laugh and learn 3 days per week. I have lived on the Sunshine Coast for 5 years with my wonderful husband, Ben. I have a Bachelor of Business Management from UQ and I am currently working towards my Diploma in Children’s Services. I have worked with the awesome team at C&R Cowling – Scaife and I am enjoying every minute of the rewarding role. I love to see the children thriving and growing and working together. I have a passion for getting little bodies moving having previously instructed Kindergym class for 2-4 year olds. I feel very blessed to be able to share my days with young, bright, smiling faces!


Opening hours – Tuesday to Thursday images
Booking requirements- Min 7.5hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies  available now!

Maroochydore

Elves and Elephants Family Day Care – Irene

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher, Special Needs Teacher and Educator in the Netherlands. I’m 31 years old and I live with my partner Jay in Maroochydore. We are Dutch migrants who fell in love with Australia during a few great holidays, we love the Sunshine Coast with it’s great beaches and outdoor lifestyle.

Before our arrival at the Sunshine Coast we lived in New South Wales. In New south Wales I worked with a child psychologist as a special needs teacher. Back in The Netherlands I gained a lot of experience working as a primary school teacher and as a special needs teacher working with highly gifted students. I also have experience working with children that have autism.

I’m very excited to start my own Family Day Care. I like the learning and development aspect but also the time for playing and having fun. The contact with children appeals to me. With a caring, positive approach, the transfer of security and a clear structure I create a good relationship between the children and me.

It’s very important that children feel welcome, safe and I’m looking forward to meeting you and I can’t wait to have a wonderful time together at Elves and Elephants Family Day Care!


Opening hours – Monday to Thursdayimages
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available now!


Brussel Sprouts Family Day Care – Annabel

I studied cert 3 while working in the mines in WA as I knew I wanted to work with children. After my first son was born I looked after hospitality and surfers kids in Dunsborough WA in the Margaret River Wine region. I then went on to complete my Diploma of child services while working at a privately owned Day care centre.

After moving to Maroochydore and having my second son I have set up a family daycare. I wanted to provide a fun family environment with a focus on healthy sustainable living. We love spending time outside and exploring.


Opening hours – Monday to Fridayimages
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
Under school age vacancies  available now!


Moffat Beach

Open Arms Family Day Care – Carla

I’m a Mum of 4 beautiful boys. I have always had an affinity and loved working with children. I have a cert III in childcare and have had 15 yrs hands on experience before being a stay at home Mum for the last 10yrs.
With my youngest turning 3. I’m ready to return to work where I can support children to thrive in a nurturing, homely environment where they will be guided and respected to be who they truly are while they discover and explore the world in which they live.
Looking forward to working with you to ensure your child has a strong, safe and enjoyable foundation for their journey in life.

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Mooloolaba

Happy Home Child Care – Annie

To love, nurture, educate and care for your child in a safe, stimulating, and fun home environment.
To provide your child with a planned week, consisting of dance, art and craft, story telling,indoor and outdoor play, playground adventures, and excursions.
To take the stress away from working parents and give you peace of mind when placing your child in care.


Opening hours – Monday to Sundayimages
Booking requirements-  10hr Min
Placements- 2yrs and above
Vacancies available now!

Mooloolah Valley

Rainbow Room Family Day Care – Suzanne

Each child is unique and have their own learning style and view of the world, promoting self-awareness, understanding, acceptance, resilience and confidence.

To be supported by a lifelong learner who facilitates the children to develop the same attitude, skills and role model the same, nurturing these skills in a play based environment. For the family, it is a right to be part of this journey too, having an equal voice in their day to day goals that will support the development of the child to who they will become.

Families are the single most important entity to the survival of any society, so too are all those within the family to its survival.

 We can do this together!


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Mudjimba

Mudjimba Family Day Care- Robbie

I run Mudjimba Family Day Care, l am a member of the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club, and enjoy patrols, water safety and nippers. With my daughter we enjoy camping, bike riding, bush walking, the beach and gardening. I love ceramics, painting, drawing and being crafty. I am Cert 111 in early childhood.

I am passionate to show my children the world and this leads me into Family Day Care sharing my family with your family. I aim to educate children in my care, about real life experiences using the environment in which we live combining art, theatre, and science. As an educator I demonstrate a professional, holistic approach.

I understand that the early years are the most critical years for development and aim to provide programmes based on interactive play based learning, in partnership with parents and the community. A loving, safe and stimulating environment where your child develops lifelong skills building resilience is foremost in my philosophy.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday images
Booking requirements- Min 9hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available now!


North Buderim

Zelda’s Family Day Care – Zelda

I began my childcare career nearly 30 years ago with a Family Day Care Service in New South Wales. Since moving to Queensland I have worked as a Child Support Worker and worked in a Long Day Care Centre. I am devoting the rest of my working career to Family Day Care. I can provide a warm, loving and learning environment for children in my home and will draw on my years of experience to understand the wants and needs of the children. I feel that it is important that a trusting and co-operative relationship is developed with the children and their families and I aim for the children to think of me as a friend as well as their educator. I also believe in fostering a respect for families and the community, by creating an environment that reflects the great diversity of the world in which we live and encouraging an atmosphere of peaceful co-operation. I look forward to meeting my new families and discussing their expectations of care for their children.


Opening hours – Monday-Thursdayimages

Booking requirements- Min 7hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available!


Nambour

Wendy’s Family Day Care – Wendy

I have 2 grown daughters, Charma and Julina . Prior to commencing my Family Day Care business, I have worked in the toddlers and babies rooms as a Group Leader in a Child Care Center for 3yrs Full time. I opened my own Family Day Care business in February 2010, and now I still could not think of any other job I would rather be doing. Our Family Day Care Home has a friendly, relaxed, happy and safe atmosphere, with a nice sized outdoor shaded play area. Our Family Day Care Home is a place where children, parents and family members should always feel welcomed and valued. It is a place where children learn to be kind and respectful toward one another, and where children have the freedom to socialize and learn through play. A variety of stimulating and challenging activities are provided to the children daily, based on each and every child’s individual, and group interests.Please feel free to organize a visit with us, and feel welcome to stay for a play.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available!


Great Expectations Family Day Care – Angie and Andrew

My name is Angie and I have been working in the child care industry for the past 24 years and hold an Advanced Diploma of Early childhood Education. My career has mainly been in centre based care services, ranging from long day care to after School Care and Vacation Care; only having a break when my daughter Lucy, was born in March 2012. I have loved every minute of my time in centres and have watched so many children grow and develop into the wonderful little people I saw off to school. Over the years I have seen the child care industry evolve many times to the child based curriculum it now has. This evolution in early child education has been a long time coming and it finally acknowledges that children have a right to influence their education and I have personally seen some wonderful results. However, it was after Lucy’s birth and returning to long day care , where I realised that my love and interest in long day care centres was evolving towards wanting to care and educate small groups of children rather than big groups of 16-24 children. I found that it was getting harder and harder to spend quality one on one time with each child, and thus I personally felt the children in my care were missing out on something they deserved; an educator who put them before all else, who knew their likes and dislikes and who wanted to extend and learn from their interests. It was with this realisation and my continuing love for educating and caring for young children, that I looked into creating and starting my own family day care. The best of both worlds you could say! My gorgeous husband Andy will work alongside me, as my co educator; especially with the After School Care. Andy holds a Diploma of Youth and Community Work, which will be an asset to our service. It is my hope that while having a family day care service in my home, I will be able to give other families piece of mind, in knowing that their children are being looked after and educated in a safe, warm loving and exciting environment.


Opening hours – Monday to Fridaylets-readimages
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Before, After and Under School age
Vacancies available!


Angie’s Place Family Day Care – Angela

I have opened up my home to give other families in the local area access to a loving and caring environment for their children to play, learn and grow. I am a mother to 4 awesome boys all of who have grown up in the family day care environment. I myself am a local of Nambour and have worked in the child care industry for 13 years, working as a family day care educator as well as a family day care relief educator.
I hold a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services, First Aid certificate, blue card qualified and offer a program that is set to enrich your child’s time at Angie’s Place.
Everyone is welcome at Angie’s Place.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Before, After and Under School age
Vacancies available!


Sanctuary Family Day Care – Nicole

My name is Nicole and I live in Coes Creek with my husband Gavin and our children Giarna, Cameron and Issac.

My experience started job-sharing at a family day care in Nambour with C & R FDC Providers. From my first day, I knew the care and education of young children was where my passion lay and I find it to be immensely rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable.
I completed my Certificate last year and am currently studying my Diploma of Early Childhood Education.
I also have experience working in a local Childcare Centre.
I gained lots of valuable knowledge whilst working in the centre in all areas of Early Childhood and also the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

I feel the small educator to child ration, and true family like environment which family day care gives is of huge importance and provides a child with the consistent, nurturing, and safe environment they need whilst growing.

I strive to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for the children in my care, where each child is valued and seen as capable and competent. Creating a strong, trusting relationship with each family is crucial to quality care and I strive to create a great partnership with each family.

Our days are full of adventures both indoors and out. Art, baking/cooking, reading, singing, exploring and investigating. I believe it is important for children to discover the world around them and we will venture out on excursions to the library for story time, Mainly Music, playgroups, and other places in our local community.

The first years of a child’s life are such important and busy ones filled with wonder and adventure. I look forward to being here to support and nurture your child as they grow and learn.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Before, After and Under School age
No current vacancies 


Plamwoods

 

Sunflower Cottage Family Day Care – Pagie

I have been working in the Early Childhood Industry since 2003 in an array of positions including, assistant educator, lead educator, and private nanny, as well as several school related positions. I have 2 children of my own and am partnered.
As an educator I feel my purpose is to create an environment in which all children feel welcomed, safe, respected and free to create, imagine and discover.  I believe we as Educators can help children through their development by creating an environment that inspires them to learn at a pace which is comfortable, yet challenging. I believe children need a consistent show of affection, care, love and respect in an environment that suits their needs, I aim to make Sunflower Cottage Family Day Care a place where they can find comforting stimuli for all their senses to learn about the world and their interactions with others.

I seek to form close relationship with each child under my care, and their families. I make use of our communities’ resources and incorporate the child’s community into the program. I see each child as a unique individual with a great capacity to learn and able to make positive contributions to those around him or her. I look forward to meeting you and your child soon!


Opening hours – Monday – Friday (available weekends)
Booking requirements- Min
Placements-
Vacancies available!


Pacific Paradise

Little Spirits Haven – Ren

I was born in Argentina. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services with many years experience looking after young children. Family is very important to me that’s why you will find my mum and dad around the place at times. I speck four languages (Spanish, Italian etc). Children are very important and deserve our unconditional love they are a sheer joy and a true blessing.
I look forward to looking after your children.


Opening hours – Monday to Thursday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available now!


Peregian springs

 Nelly Noo’s Family Day Care – Eleanor

Hi, I’m Eleanor, mother of two amazing children, and owner of Nelly Noo’s Family Day Care in Peregian Springs. Having two children of my own (whom have both experienced various care settings) I am able to empathise with other parents seeking a great childcare setting for their little ones.  This is what I strive to achieve at Nelly Noo’s Family Day Care. I believe strongly that a Family Day Care environment provides children with the setting they need to feel nurtured, safe and stimulated allowing them to develop and grow as individuals.  I encourage close communication with families and welcome any feedback.  Children’s health, safety and happiness are my priority and I simply love being a Family Day Care Educator!


Opening hours – Monday to Fridayimages
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
 No current vacancies 


Tanawha

 Tanawha Tots Family Day Care  – Jackie

My husband (Phil) and I of 27years left Yorkshire UK 10 years ago bring with us our son and daughter. In those 10 years I have had the pleasure of working in the Child Care Industry, working in Long Day care services with Special Needs children. I have also been a Nannyfor 5 beautiful children.

We are very privileged to live on a 2 acre property surrounded by nature,sharing this with our gorgeous rescue dog called Maxwell.We are currently seeking miniature goats,chooks and a cockeral.I feel bringing nature, wild and domesticated animals into a child’s life is very important.

My goal is to provide a warm,welcoming and happy carefree atmoshere. This giving piece of mind knowing your children are being cared for in a creative and inspiring environment. We look forward to meeting and sharing our peaceful Haven with you.


Opening hours – Monday to Thurs
Booking requirements-  Min
Placements- Under School age
No  current vacancies 


Warana

 Love 2 Play Family Day Care – Alison

Hi, my name is Alison and my Family Day Care is called Love 2 Play.
At Love 2 Play Family Daycare, I am committed to having fun and providing an environment where children are made to feel safe and secure, and also where they are recognised and respected for who they are in an environment where they can feel like they belong.
Love 2 Play encourages children to do just that, Love to play! Playtime is learning time. It is a time to be curious, creative and imaginative. A time to explore, experiment, persist and be enthusiastic. A time for children to be decision makers. A time to learn!


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
No current vacancies 


Woombye

Captain Jack’s Family Day Care – Lesa

Teaching is a lifelong process of learning about new philosophies and new strategies, learning from the parents and community, learning from colleagues and especially from the children.

Children have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, innocence and the diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, i will never forget how to smile with the new, cherish the old an laugh with the children.


Opening hours – Tuesday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
No current vacancies


Your local Family Day Care – Chris

I have lived in Woombye for 11 years now and see myself as part of the town. I share my house with my partner Karmen who is a registered nurse and midwife. I had been a carpenter for 15 years and had wanted to see life through a different perspective. I have obtained my Certificate III in Child Care, Winning the QLD Educator of the Year award this year (2015) has spurred me on to start studying my Diploma. I hold a current Blue Card, first aid and CPR certificates. It is my goal that your family will feel welcome and safe with your child in my care and I hope to bring a new dimension to your child’s education.


Opening hours – Monday to Sundaylets-readimages
Booking requirements- Min 7hrs
Placements- Before, After and Under School age
Under school age vacancies available now!


Yandina

Nicky’s Family Daycare – Nicky

Hi my name is Nicky I run Nicky’s Family Daycare in Yandina. I have been involved in family daycare since 2013.
I love to be able to offer families a safe, fun and homely environment for their precious little ones.
 I offer many different activities throughout the day and believe in play based learning and planning my program around the interests of the children.
 I live with my partner Shane and our 3 children India, Jed and Shyla. We hope to welcome many wonderful families in to our home.

Opening hours – Monday to Wednesday
Booking requirements- Min 7.5hrs
Placements- Under School age
Under school age vacancies available now!

Yandina Creek

 Ducklings Family Day Care – Regina

I live in Yandina Creek with my husband Harold and three beautiful daughters. We live on a 1.5 acre property with lots of space for children to enjoy and explore. My goal is to give your child all the attention that every child deserves and desires and through which they learn and develop to reach their individual fully potential. To make every day a day with playtime, creativity, music, cuddles, learning experiences, and lots of laughter. I hope the environment that I offer makes you and your children feel comfortable, safe and happy.


Opening hours – Tuesday to Thursday images
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available now!


Yaroomba

Jane’s Family Day Care – Jane

I have had the pleasure of working in the childcare industry for the past 20 years. I have worked in long day care centres, nannied, co ordinated a gym childcare service and also have 3 beautiful children of my own. Sophie , Imogen and Milla. I believe that I can offer your children a caring, safe, stimulating, relaxed and friendly environment where your child can interact and learn within small groups. I provide fun and exciting activities to suit each child’s individual needs and strengths. While maintaining the comfort and familiarity of a home like setting. It is important for children to feel safe and secure in their environment and to learn at their own pace. I look forward to meeting and welcoming new families and children into my home.


Opening hours – Monday to Thursdaylets-read
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
Vacancies available now!


Bibs and Bots Family Day Care – Barbara

I have been working with children for over 25 years and have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge and yet am still learning daily.  My work experience includes being a Teacher Aide in a Special Education Unit, working in the classroom with Yr 1 and 2 students, School Administration Officer including being the first aide officer, Joey Scout leader, Brownie leader as well as a being a mother of five children.

Through this experience I have learnt that when children are happy they want to learn and learn more. My aim is to teach children through play in a caring and safe environment. Teach them to respect themselves, their environment and the people around them. I hope to do this by introducing a variety of experiences to the children in my care. A few of these are art and craft, dance, music, role playing, games, storytelling and gardening.

I have completed a Cert III in Children’s Services, hold a Working with Children Blue card and have a Senior First Aide Certificate.

I consider your child’s childhood and happiness to be precious and therefore will make this my priority.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a happy child when they have achieved something new.  This is why I do Family Day Care.


Opening hours – Tuesday to Thursday
Booking requirements- Min 8hrs
Placements- Under School age
Under school age vacancies available now!