15 November 2023

FDCA Online Engagement Series: Episode 7 - Incidents, Emergencies and Supervision

Episode 7 of the FDCA Online Engagement Series will be streamed live for FDCA members on Wednesday 29 November from 6.00pm - 7.30pm (AEDT), with our special guest panel exploring the topics of incidents, emergencies and supervision.

Our panel will provide tips, advice and answer your questions about these topics that cover elements from Quality Area 2 of the National Quality Standard.

Guests that will be joining our host, FDCA Advocacy and Engagement Manager Michael Farrell include:

  • Julie Metselaar - Field Officer from Baw Baw Shire Family Day Care in Victoria.
  • Phillipa Hargrave - Manager Quality Support Program, Leadership, Quality and Regulatory Support Group from ACECQA.
  • Rebecca Davey - Family Day Care Educator from Southern Vales Family Day Care Scheme in South Australia.

Episode: Incidents, Emergencies and Supervision
Date and Time: Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 6:00pm - 7.30pm AEDT
Special Guests: Julie Metselaar, Phillipa Hargrave and Rebecca Davey
Streaming Links: FDCA Website, Facebook and YouTube

Submit your questions

To help us cover as much relevant content as possible, we want you to be part of the conversation by submitting your questions for our panelists.

If you would like to submit a question, simply click here and enter your question.

Where can I watch the panel?

Episode 7 of the FDCA Online Engagement Series will be streamed live on the FDCA website, FDCA’s Facebook page and via FDCA’s YouTube channel. The streams will be accessible via the links below:

Please note, if you would like to submit live questions through the comments on Facebook or YouTube, you will need to be logged into Facebook or YouTube.

Excellence in Family Day Care Awards - National Finalist Profiles

We are just over one week away from the Excellence in Family Day Care Awards Gala Dinner which will see the announcement of this year’s National Award Winners.

To celebrate this occasion, we are sharing profiles of our National Finalists across all categories on the FDCA Facebook page. 

So far we’ve shared our Educator and Coordinator Finalist profiles, with our Service Finalists to be previewed this Friday.

To show your support, visit the FDCA Facebook page and drop a like or leave a comment!

National Recycling Week

It is National Recycling Week (running from November 13 - 19, 2023). 

Teaching our younger generations about recycling and waste and embedding the reduce, reuse, recycle mentality early can have huge benefits to our environment and help to better our planet for many years to come.

Planet Ark has a huge array of resources to help with educating not only yourself, but children as well, about responsibly disposing of waste and reducing their impacts on the environment. You can access these here.

Create Your Own Adventure with FDCA’s E-Book!

Inspired by our members and their families, FDCA’s “My Family” Day Care E-Book is a story about a child’s first day of family day care and is available to all FDCA members.

The E-Book is designed to support the transition of children into care and showcase the natural approach to play and discovery that family day care nurtures.

FDCA members are able to access, create and download as many versions of the E-Book as they would like, free of charge from any desktop device.

Members are also able to customise the names of the E-Book’s main characters, including the main child, the parent, the educator and the name of the family day care, to make the story personal to your children.

This level of customisation means that you can create a new E-Book for each child in your care, or create an E-Book for new children arriving in your care to share with their family!

Alongside the ability to choose the character names, the use of well-known Australian native animals in the illustrations will allow a wide range of readers to “step into the shoes” of their character and follow along with the adventure!

How to use the E-Book

“My Family” Day Care is available to access through your FDCA Member Zone, under the subheading E-Book.

To customise and download your very own copy of “My Family” Day Care, refer to our “How to” video here.

We hope you enjoy reading “My Family” Day Care as much as we enjoyed producing it for you!