5 Reasons why is In Home Child Care is the best option for you
When choosing child care provision, you want the very best for your child. This means you need to look at all the options available to you, and work out which of these options best suits your circumstances and your child’s needs.
There are a number of different child care options available in Australia. Many of these are centre-based options, such as kindergartens, preschools and childcare provision before and after school and during the holidays. While this can work well for families based in large cities, often there are no child care centres within easy reach for those who live in more remote areas.
Another option is to have your child cared for along with others in the home of an approved carer. This can be helpful if there is a carer providing this option in your area, but alternative provision can be difficult to arrange, particularly at short notice if the carer gets sick.
Some parents choose to have their child cared for in their own home by a family member, babysitter or nanny. This can be a convenient option, but none of these people are required to have any qualifications. Your child may not be getting the best standards of care and education, as this type of care is completely unregulated.
In-home child care benefits
In-home care is an approved form of child care, part of the Australian government’s newest child care package. A highly trained and qualified educator comes to your home to care for your children in their own environment.
This is highly beneficial to your child for a number of important reasons:
- Your child gets to learn and play in surroundings which are familiar and where he or she feels most comfortable.
- Your child gets the highest possible levels of attention and supervision, as they will be cared for either alone or with siblings.
- Your child will get to experience the best opportunities for learning and development appropriate to their age.
It is also an ideal solution for parents who live in areas where there is no centre-based child care provision, or who work long or irregular hours. In-home care is available at evenings, weekends and overnight, while most child care centres are only open during regular business hours.
In addition, you can choose your own educator. We work closely with you to find an educator whose experience is best suited to your child’s individual educational and care-related needs. This can be vital for parents and children whose circumstances are complex or challenging.
All educators must have a minimum Certificate III level qualification, with many holding Diplomas and Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Care. They are also required to hold a current First Aid certificate. This gives you complete peace of mind that your child will be kept safe and given the best possible learning and development experiences in a comfortable and familiar environment.
Find out more about in-home child care
If you would like to find out more about in-home child care benefits, or you want more advice about accessing in-home care for your child, please contact us, and we will be happy to help.