Welcome to Bega Valley Family Day Care

Bega Valley Family Day Care provides child care with qualified Educators in a home environment. Registered Educators run services from their own homes throughout the Bega Valley Shire, providing care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years.

Family Day Care Educators care for a maximum of four children under school age. These small groups offer the ideal environment for young children to develop their confidence, social skills and friendships.

Bega Valley Family Day Care is an Approved Child Care Service Provider. This means that eligible families who use our service can claim Australian Government childcare subsidies including Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

If you are looking for childcare or would like to find out about becoming a Family Day Care Educator, please call us on 02 6492 3788 or contact us.

Philosophy

We believe…

We believe that childhood is a time for play, discovery and making friends. We believe that children’s learning is holistic and will happen best where it’s unforced and unhurried and children are free to investigate, create, imagine and just be…

We believe that each child is a competent and complex learner whose unique strengths, abilities and interests should be recognised and given the opportunity to grow and evolve. We believe that taking risks builds skills, resilience and confidence and children should be supported to welcome challenges and become creative problem solvers.

We believe that children’s curiosity, wonder and connection to the natural world will thrive when they have natural materials to play with and inviting outdoor spaces to explore. Through their early experiences children can build an enduring understanding and respect for the environment and become the guardians of a sustainable future.

We believe that belonging and wellbeing grow from connection to family, friends and community. We believe in working with families to advocate for children and children’s services. We encourage participation in local events, excursions and adventures to build community links and a sense of place and belonging.

We believe that inclusion enriches us all and we strive to provide a service that is accessible, welcoming and responsive for all members of our community. We encourage the development of strong, open collaboration between families, staff and educators, where knowledge, skills and ideas can be shared in the best interests of the child. We believe that trust and understanding are at the heart of good relationships and that open communication and critical reflection must be embedded in our daily practice.