Indianinoz

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Indianinoz    11

Hello,

I'm thinking of opening a child care in Sydney or surrounding region from home. Some questions:
1) Which formal qualifications do I require? How long does it take to complete these? How expensive are these courses? Any internship required?
2) How many children is 1 child care specialist allowed to cater to?
3) Currently I'm renting a flat(unit). Is this OK to start childcare or do I need to buy/rent a special home which caters to the requirements of child care?
4) What is the approx revenue per child? And approx cost of running this business?
5) How expensive is insurance for child care?
6) Do the rules for child care differ from state to state?
7) Any other thing I should bear in mind?

Thanks much! :)

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AJ    1,730
6 minutes ago, zoejones said:

Hey, I am Zoe Jones a Russian Citizen. currently living in Australia and working for the australian based firm. I really don't know about the qualification needed to open Day Care Center In Point Cook but if one has passion about it, they have to open a really amazing day care centres because of the single mother like me really want it, it's so hard to handle children while working and keeping our loved one alone. I really concern about my child growth and development unless and until I found the best FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER IN WILLIAM LAND (helpinghugs.com.au). Believe me, they are amazing.

Be a bit of a long way to drop off in Point Cook from Sydney!

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Eera    143
On 7/26/2017 at 09:51, Indianinoz said:

Hello,

I'm thinking of opening a child care in Sydney or surrounding region from home. Some questions:
1) Which formal qualifications do I require? How long does it take to complete these? How expensive are these courses? Any internship required?
2) How many children is 1 child care specialist allowed to cater to?
3) Currently I'm renting a flat(unit). Is this OK to start childcare or do I need to buy/rent a special home which caters to the requirements of child care?
4) What is the approx revenue per child? And approx cost of running this business?
5) How expensive is insurance for child care?
6) Do the rules for child care differ from state to state?
7) Any other thing I should bear in mind?

Thanks much! :)

I'll answer based on the advice of my best friend who has her own family daycare business.  You may find criteria are different in various locations and schemes, as previously advised, check out what any particular scheme says as they are the ones to give you the best advice.

1)The formal qualifications you need largely depend on the scheme; mine expect their carer to be working towards Cert 3 in child care, though they don't need it to start.  They require regular first aid certification with anaphylaxis response. Plus blue card

2)One carer is allowed 4 kids who are not of school age, and an additional three who attend school as after-hours and holiday care.  Note any child of your own counts as one of these spot up to the age of 13.  Also note that any child that comes into the house such as school friend counts towards these numbers and if you have a spot inspection and they find more children than you are authorised to have there, they will come down on you.

3) Many landlords will not allow childcare to be set up in their homes; my insurance specifically forbids it.  Plus, you're in a flat.  Not the ideal situation to have up to 7 kids stomping around.  Your home needs a safety check and you basically have to pretty much do risk assessments for everything in it.

4) You can set that yourself.  Price I pay is $7.50 per hour, per child.  CCR / CCB subsidises that, and there's normally a family levy which the scheme takes.  Cost depends on how much stuff you want to buy.

5) Get quotes.  It will vary from area to area.

6) Yes.

7) Much as people think, it is not easy money.  Certainly the scheme mine are in, the carers are expected on a daily basis to have targets for the children (sharing, imagination, etc) and the write a report for each child.  Daily.  there is also of masses of paperwork to deal with; risk assessments for everything, forms for every excursion, dealing with parents who can be pretty obnoxious. Your home is not your own and becomes a workplace, and you have to take into consideration nuisance complaints (especially in a rental unit!)

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