Hervey Bay


Torquay


Back 2 Basics Family Day Care


Hi, my name is Mindy. I have been in Childcare for around 14 years now. I hold my Certificate 3 and Diploma in Children’s Services, Supervisor Certificate, Blue Card and First Aid Certificate. I’ve always loved and been passionate when interacting and working with young children and their families, watching each individual grow in life is wonderful and very rewarding! I have a beautiful home environment where my daughter 8 years and my son 4 years and myself live. Working a family day care allows me to have that healthy work home life balance . My involvement while working at Back 2 Basics Family Day Care will be to provide a nurturing, caring, safe and equitable environment. Providing unconditional love, respect and understanding by supporting each child’s interests and developmental needs.
I look forward to meeting each family and watching each child blossom and grow.


Opening hours – Monday to Thursday 9 am -2.30 pm
Booking requirements- Min 5 hrs
Placements-   Under School age. Weekends and overnights available on request.


Melanie’s Family Day Care – Melanie

My name is Melanie I have 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren. I have worked in family daycare for 6 years in Mackay before moving to Hervey Bay . I have been here 3 years now worked in a daycare centre, but due to my commitment to the practices and principles of Family Day Care, I have decided to come back to family daycare as an educator in my own home. I love the family feel and being able to spend more time one on one with my daycare children as this is a smaller group, and I can offer care in a loving and safe environment. I enjoy watching the children learn and grow through play and regular day to day activities.


Opening hours – Monday – Friday
Booking requirements- Min 6 hrs
Placements-  Under School age and school age children


Kim and Duane’s Family Day Care – Kim and Duane

My name is Kim and this is my husband Duane and our 4 beautiful children. I have been an educator for over 10 years now, and my husband Duane joined us in 2005 as a registered educator. We both hold a certificate 3 in Child Services and are passionate about working with children. We love the fact that our job allows us to spend lots of time with our daughters, as they grow up so fast, and we don’t want to miss any of their milestones.  We love getting out and about with the children, and connecting with the local community. Our weekly schedule includes going to the library for story-time, kinda-gym at the PCYC, trips to the local parks, the beach, visiting other carers to network and so on. Back at home, we enjoy providing lots of activities like playdough, painting, collage, puzzles, blocks, playground and trampoline.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 6 hrs
Placements- Before, After school and Under School age


Kawungan


Lisa’s Family Day Care – Lisa

Hi my name is Lisa, I have lived in Hervey Bay since 1981, the same year I met my husband, we have raised 3 amazing children, we are blessed with 3 granddaughters. I first became a Childcare Educator in Childcare in 1993, I also have worked in Aged Care 2007 – 2012. My gorgeous granddaughters inspired me to return back to Childcare. I then enrolled to study for my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have been with this Scheme for 2 years. They provide a wide range of support for myself and the families. The scheme also helps parents choose a suitable educator and is there to constantly monitor children’s wellbeing, progress and learning. The scheme manage relief care if a family’s usual educator is unwell or plans to take leave. I provide quality play and learning experiences within a loving and secure environment. Children learn best when they are happy, feel safe in a comfortable learning environment, the children are encouraged to explore and create their own journey of learning. I provide daily programs that cover all aspects of child development (physical, motor, emotional, social, language and cognitive development)


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


Barb’s Family Day Care – Barb

My name is Barb, I have been a Family Day Care Educator for many years. I thoroughly enjoy each individual child as they are so very special in their own way and what they bring to the Care environment is invaluable. I like to provide experiences that promote the child as a whole as well as making it fun through the way the experiences are presented. I intend to be working alongside children for many years to come as I find it very satisfying and continue to enjoy learning how they develop and grow. I network with many other Educators and I find this is a great way for the children in my care to develop social skills and learn about the community in which they live.


Opening hours – Tuesday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 8 hrs
Placements- Before, After school and Under School age


Point Vernon


Tanya’s Family Day Care – Tanya

I am a mum of two children, I have a son and a daughter and I am a grandmother of one. I live in Point Vernon and I have been doing Daycare for 8 years. I have a current first aid certificate, CPR, blue card, certificate III in child Care and a current driver’s licence. In my time working for family Day Care I have looked after many children from different cultures. I am very trustworthy, respectful, honest and have very strong work ethics.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 6hrs
Placements- Before, After school and Under School age


Dundowran


Serena’s Family Day Care – Serena

Hello Hervey bay families, my name is Serena, I am originally from Italy and I live in Hervey bay with my husband and 3 beautiful children. My program is based around your child’s interests, abilities and limitations. Your child will work independently and progress at his own pace. Learning is happening all the time through all development domains. These include: physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication. Therefore, the goal of my program is to make this ongoing learning experience safe, positive and more importantly fun!!! I believe that children are our future, I believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something special and unique to the world, if that is what you believe as well, then I can’t wait to meet you and your child!!!!!
Your child will participate in a full range of activities such as free play, outdoor play, story time, dramatic play, creative arts, music, Italian, water play and much more. I’d love for you to come for visit and stay for a play!!!!


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 7 hrs
Placements-  Children from 6 weeks till 12 years old.


Audrey’s Cottage Kindy and Care – Audrey

I am a newcomer to the Harvey Bay area from the Whitsundays. My family and I have settled at Dundowran Beach. We are presently developing our newly purchased home and establishing the one acre property with flowering shrubs, trees, and fruit and vegetable gardens. I have 10 years experience as an Registered Nurse, prior to this I worked in Child Care as a Team Leader, with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, for 8 years. In the past 5 years I have enjoyed working as a Certificate 3 Educator for Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care in the beautiful Whitsundays. I am a mother of 3 adult children and have two grandsons. I am so looking forward re – establishing my business in Family Day Care. I aim to focus on fostering positive relationships with family members and the best possible outcome for children by providing for their physical, emotional and educational needs while in day to day care with me. In my environment, nature and creative play will be the teacher. I aim for children to become confident and capable learners through a strong sense of Being, Belonging and Becoming. I intend to open Monday to Thursday and Friday as a casual day from 7am to 4pm. After school hours and extended hours on negation only. I look forward to meeting with you and your family to discuss working collaboratively with the community to provide care for your children and answer any queries you may have.


Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 6 hrs
Placements-  Children from 6 weeks till 12 years old.


Wondunna


Karey’s Family Day Care – Karey


My name is Karey Smith and I have been a family daycare educator since June 2009.  I live in Hervey Bay with my husband Len, and twin sons Benjamin and Samuel.  I currently hold Certificate 3 in children’s services, along with Diploma in children’s services and Bachelor of Early Childhood. My aim is to provide a quality family daycare service that offers children a family like, safe and nurturing environment, where they can feel at home.I try to provide a welcoming environment for the child and their family, and treat all with respect and dignity.  I feel that respecting the uniqueness of each child and being accepting of different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds is essential to quality care. My environment is all about play based learning where children can engage in many types of play that enhance and develop physical, cognitive and social skills.I believe that children’s development is fostered by the encouragement and support they are shown in there day to day life.
I use positivity to encourage the children to be creative, to explore, to problem solve, to participate, to show respect and to behave appropriately. My service offers a variety of experiences and interactions for children both within my setting and the community.


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


Scarness


Bayside Butterflies Family Day/ Overnight Care – Tabitha

My aim is to provide a warm, safe and nurturing environment in which children can flourish. A place where they can play, learn and develop. My philosophy embraces the ELF through play-based learning, recognising that each child is unique and then tailoring a program to draw on each child’s unique interests and skills. Children are encouraged to be confident and resourceful learners who are capable of constructing their own knowledge of the world around them.

My family comprises of my husband and two children who are very supportive of Bayside butterflies and have grown up with FDC children over the ears enriching or lives and bringing joy to us as we watch the children in our care grow and learn.


Regional Educator of the Year 2014, 2015, QLD winner Educator of the year 2016 Finalist Australian Educator of the year 2015, 2016
Opening hours – Night time care 7 days
Booking requirements- Min 8 hrs
Placements- Before, After school and Under School age and weekends


Joan’s Place Scarness  – Joan

My aim for my home-based service is to make all families feel comfortable and to respect all cultures. Children will learn about acceptance and will grow to respect others and be caring, responsible custodians of our world. I will provide natural and challenging experiences, I believe all children deserve a childhood filled with wonder and adventure, they should be allowed to get dirty, take risks, run barefoot outdoors, jump in puddles and have the chance to develop at their own pace and simply “be a child”.
All children need to know that others care about them, know them well and are interested in what they do, think and feel, I believe that developing responsive relationships with children promotes their well being, self-esteem and sense of security.
My program focus to provide a play program focussing on interests, individual and group strengths. To encourage input from children, parents and the wider community. To risk assess and make ongoing quality improvements. To communicate with Parents/ Guardians about the care and learning of their child.


Opening hours – Monday to Sunday
Booking requirements- Min 7 hrs
Placements-  Before and After school and Under School age. Weekends available on request. 


Urraween

Sheriden’s FDC – Sheriden

Blurb Pending


Opening hours – Monday to Sunday
Booking requirements- Min 6 hrs
Placements- Before, After school and Under School age and weekends