Become an IHC Educator
Bright Futures In Home Child Care Service selects educators for membership once the selection criteria has been met. Educators who are accepted into the service pay a membership fee and fees are charged fortnightly.
The educator’s role is to:
- Provide quality education and care with developmentally appropriate activities to children;
- Hold a current Working with Children Card and meet Fit and Proper requirements;
- Maintain confidentiality, public liability insurance, police clearance, medical clearance and first aid certification;
- Attend a minimum of 8 hours professional development training per year;
- Maintain open communication between educators, parents and service staff; and
- Abide by the Educator Membership Agreement.
As per the Department of Education and Training In Home Care Handbook, educators registered with our service are required to:
- Meet the IHC qualification requirements, and have a sound understanding of early childhood development and the child’s education and care and other support needs; and participate in professional development activities offered by the IHC service and the IHC Support Agency;
- Nurture children’s health and safety; IHC educators must be aware of each child’s symptoms, allergies and medical issues and procedures to be followed in these circumstances;
- Develop a suitable learning program for each of the children receiving IHC, and record each child’s progress against the program and discuss the progress with the family.
- The written program should reflect the education and care requirements outlined in the Family Management Plan;
- The educational program should be designed to help develop the child’s social, emotional, physical and creative abilities, and should promote each child’s engagement in self-directed learning/play and independence;
- Follow safety procedures during excursions and travel.
If you are interested in becoming an In Home Care Educator, please contact us or fill in the application form below.