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8 September, 2020

Demand for Family Day Care puts children on the waitlist.

Children are now wait-listed for placement in family day care on the Cassowary Coast.

Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Educator Georgina Zadelj.

An influx of applications for Cassowary Coast Family Day Care has resulted in the urgent need for local residents to consider becoming an Educator, with Mission Beach and Tully surrounds particularly in need.

The Family Day Care service has home-based Educators from Innisfail to Tully, caring for 115 children aged six weeks to twelve years.

With fifteen Educators already engaged by the program, Council is seeking at least six more to fulfil immediate needs of current families on the waitlist.

 Cassowary Coast Councillor for Community and Culture, Trudy Tschui said this is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents who meet pre-requisites to gain a Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care.

 “Our coordination unit will guide potential Educators throughout the initial set up process and offer continued support throughout their journey,” she said.

 “This is an opportunity to run your own business and control your own future, to work from home with flexible hours and working arrangements.

 “Additional to being a rewarding business opportunity for Educators, Family Day Care operators are valuable contributors to our community allowing parents to work with the peace of mind that their child is being well cared for,” said Councillor Tschui.

 For potential Educators whose work has otherwise been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cassowary Coast Family Day Care offers a secure future income as its services remain uninterrupted to ensure parents and care givers can continue working, regardless of whether that be from home or in a workplace.

 Current Educator, Georgina Zadelj has been with Cassowary Coast Family Day Care for thirteen years and highly recommends the opportunity to anyone who is looking for a secure work-from-home business opportunity.

 “Family Day Care’s unique business model allowed me to be my own boss with the flexibility to suit family life,” said Ms Zadelj. 

 “With hard work I created a sustainable business and it became a platform to foster my creativity, explore my own ideas and open my imagination.

 “This job is both rewarding and satisfying, having opened many doors in my career and creating opportunities for personal and professional development.”

 Family Day Care is supervised home-based childcare in a family setting, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education Skills and Employment and regulated by the Department of Education.

 All Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Educators are recognised as being a part of an accredited service, delivering quality care and curriculum under the Early Years Learning Framework.

 Interested applicants should contact the coordination unit to discuss this opportunity by calling 1300 763 903 or emailing

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