Wagga Wagga Regional Family Day Care is "exceeding" national standards

Published: 05 Jun 2018 10:17am

27 October 2015

For immediate release

Wagga Wagga Regional Family Day Care is “exceeding” national standards

Local families have known for the past 40 years, but now it’s official.

Wagga Wagga Regional Family Day Care (WWRFDC) has just been assessed against the National Quality Standard (NQS) for education and care services and has received an overall rating of “exceeding”.

The NQS sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care across Australia. Services receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas in the NQS, as well as an overall rating.

“Small groups and personalised attention to children have always been strengths for WWRFDC,” Family Day Care Service Manager Kym Stewart said.

“The standard looks at everything from educational program and practice to children’s safety and wellbeing, as well as the relationship between the educator and families.

“The NQS report commended Wagga Wagga City Council’s commitment to quality and our achievements in providing quality outcomes for children. Our educators were also praised for the deep level of knowledge and understanding they have of the children and families that access their services.”

WWRFDC celebrated its 40th anniversary in May and has gone from 30 registered families in 1975 to 250 in 2015.

“At present there are 47 educators licensed by WWRFDC who provide personalised care for children and their families in very small groups,” Ms Stewart said.

“Family day care stretches across the region from Lockhart to Coolamon and it also offers other unique services like mobile play sessions for rural villages in partnership with Council’s Social Planning department.

“If you are interested in joining our team of ‘exceeding’ educators, or if you think family day care is the perfect fit for your child, contact us today.”

For more information, call the WWRFDC office on 6926 9370 or email fdc@wagga.nsw.gov.au. To find out more about the National Quality Framework and service ratings, visit the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website www.acecqa.gov.au.



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