Leading in Quality Early Childhood since 1977

CCA Family Day Care offers high-quality licensed home child care across 22 suburbs in Sydney’s North West ranging from Gladesville in the East, Meadowbank in the South, to Epping in the North and North Rocks in the West. Our service offers flexible care options for children aged from birth to 12 years of age.

CCA Family Day Care is an accredited education and care service regulated by the Department of Education. CCA early childhood programs have played an important role in supporting children’s learning, development, health, and well-being for over 40 years. Our experienced and dedicated Educators deliver engaging programs that meet the needs of each and every child in care. Children and their families are valued in our programs and we engaged them as active participants and contributors.

As such, we are in an ideal position to ensure children have the physical, social, emotional and mental wellbeing to reach their potential in life.

CCA Family Day Care Principles

Principle 1: Our early childhood program provides positive experiences for children, setting the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour, health, and well-being.

Principle 2: Collaborative relationship between Parents and Educators is key to lifelong positive outcomes for children in areas such as learning skills, mental health and behaviours.

Principle 3: Respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion is a vital part of our services.

Principle 4: Intentional, planned program that supports children’s learning now and in the future.

Principle 5: Play and inquiry are learning approaches that capitalise on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance.

Principle 6: Knowledgeable, responsive, and reflective educators.

Program Benefits:

  • Your child is our number one priority! We provide safe, nurturing, stimulating care in a small-group home setting.
  • Each home offers a mixed-age program that allows siblings to be in care together.
  • Children are recognised as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential.
  • The skills children develop in a CCA Family Day Care program become the foundation for lifelong learning, and in fact, can positively shape the way they approach learning for the rest of their lives.
  • Daily planned activities based on children’s interests and needs.
  • Our Inquiry-based program focus on active learning through exploration, play, and inquiry.
  • We establish positive, responsive relationships with children and their families
  • Our programs are eligible for the Child Care Rebate.
  • Home premises affiliated with our program must follow all rules and regulations provided for licensed Family Day Care and maintain quality standards
  • Providers are thoroughly vetted through an approval process and must have all security and safety measures in place in order to be approved by CCA Family Day Care
  • Every Program is regularly visited by a CCA Family Day Care Early Childhood Officer to provide support for the Provider and her client families.
  • Educators receive ongoing training and development. They are provided with ongoing opportunities to engage in critical reflection and discussion with others about pedagogy and practice to support continuous professional learning and growth.
  • Full- time, part-time, back-up, and extended care hours are available.
  • We provide Before and After School care program, that escorts to and from Primary School in some locations.
  • Connection to resources and community agencies that support children’s healthy development.

Our Educators:

CCA Educators are competent and capable, curious, and rich in experience. They are knowledgeable, caring, reflective, and resourceful professionals. They bring diverse social, cultural, and linguistic perspectives. They collaborate with others to create engaging environments and experiences to foster children’s learning and development.

Our Educators are lifelong learners. They take responsibility for their own learning and make decisions about ways to integrate knowledge from theory, research, their own experience, and their understanding of the individual children and families they work with. We have over 80 Educators who come from a diverse range of backgrounds and reflect the culture and needs of our local community. Their desire is to provide a quality service for all children and their commitment to the individual children in their care is inspiring. All of our Educators are experienced early childhood practitioners who engage with the children through a programme of play, exploration and challenge.

Our service and our Educators reflect our local community and your children will have the chance to develop close relationships with a consistent Educator who can tailor activities to best suit the individual needs of your child. Our qualified Educators work in their own homes providing small group care and a programme of engaging activities and fun learning experiences by providing wonderful play based learning environment enabling children to experience mixed age groupings in a family setting.

What do we offer Families?

  • Full time Placement Officer to cater for all care enquiries, full enrolment process and annual re-enrolment documentation
  • Administration support for all fee enquiries, and Child Care Subsidy queries.
  • 24 hour emergency relocation service if the regular Educator is not available
  • Qualified and quality compliant Educators
  • Regular newsletters
  • Referral to local community services if required
  • Qualified dedicated Coordination Unit staff
  • Opportunities to attend special events with their children such as park excursions, festive celebrations

Our Service Philosophy in relation to Child and Family Services:

We believe that children have the right to experience safe, nurturing and welcoming environments.

We believe that children learn and develop best when given opportunities to engage in challenging and stimulating natural play environments that encourage open ended interactions, risk taking, exploration and discovery.

We believe that childhood is a magical time in a person’s life and play is the best way of learning in the early years.

We value children as unique, strong and capable individuals and hold high expectations for their ability to learn and develop. We respect their right to participate in decisions that affect them.

We cherish the community in which we operate and look for opportunities to connect.

We believe in the importance of equity, inclusion and diversity. We value partnerships with children, families, Educators and staff and recognise that diverse ideas, cultures and abilities enrich our service.

We are committed to upholding the ethos of Christian Community Aid Service Inc in relation to the wider community.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Australians and are committed to developing awareness of indigenous culture.

We are committed to working together as a team. All staff and Educators value and respect one another and the contributions they make to create a cohesive workplace. We foster a culture of reflective practice and ongoing learning by continually seeking ways to build on our professional knowledge.

We aim to build connections to the natural environment and encourage our children, families, Educators and staff to respect the earth and reduce our impact on it.

The Early Years Learning Framework

As part of our commitment to quality learning environments for children, Educators in the service use the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) as their guide in planning experiences for the children in their care. The learning outcomes encompassed in the framework ensure that your children receive quality programmes to enable them to learn and develop through play.

Educators programmes are responsive to the children’s interests, ideas, strengths and abilities and the focus is one of learning through play. Through the Framework’s five learning goals Educators will assist your child to develop:

  • A strong sense of their own identity
  • Connections with their world
  • A strong sense of wellbeing
  • Confidence and involvement in their learning and
  • Effective communication skills

The National Quality Standards

All early childhood services in Australia undergo a rigorous assessment and rating process against the National Quality Standards. Services in New South Wales are assessed by officers from the Department of Education. CCA Family Day Care was assessed in September 2018 and our service met The National Quality Standards.

Information for Parents & Families

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Our Family Day Care’s core business is providing flexible care options for young children but many of our Educators also provide care for school age children up to the age of 12 years including before and after school care and vacation care. Overnight and weekend care options are also available.

CCA Family Day Care has a staff of 10 dedicated, qualified early childhood focused personnel who oversee the day to day running of the programme and conduct regular on-site visits with all Educators. Between them, the staff run a variety of programmes to enhance the Family Day Care service. These include daily playsessions, a toy library, regular home visiting, family placements and administration support. Our staff have a wealth of experience in the provision of quality children’s services across the sector. All staff undertake regular professional development to enhance their skills and bring the latest thinking and practice for early childhood practitioners into the service.

Hours of Operation 

For Parents: Our Educators generally work from 7.30am through until 5.30pm. Core hours are an 8 hour day. Many Educators are flexible to fit in with parents needs. Care is available 7 days per week and on public holidays and special fees apply during these times.

For Educators: The Coordination Unit operating hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Our Educator Support Officers are always available to speak to, whether that be on a visit to the Educators home or via the phone and email. Please feel free to contact any of the staff via email to fdc@ccas.org.au.

 

Our toy library is open

  • Monday, 9am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 10:30am – 6pm
  • Friday, 9am – 4:30pm

For any Toy Library enquiries, contact our Family Day Care team on 9874 0066 or email toy.library@ccas.org.au.

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