Southern Cross Family Day Care is committed to ensuring that your children receive the best possible care in a safe, nurturing environment. Our Educators provide children with personalised education and care in safe, home environments - a positive alternative to the traditional centre-based care.

Give Your Child a Southern Cross Family Day Care Learning Advantage

We believe there are five core values at the heart of quality Family Day Care:

  • Nurturing home environment
  • Recognising the child as an individual
  • Enriched learning and education programs
  • Social interactions in a family group setting
  • Secure attachments with an educator of your choice

At Southern Cross Family Day Care our service philosophies are framed around the practices, principles and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Your children are given every opportunity to develop their personalities, social skills and value systems in a safe, family-oriented, educational and caring environment.

We recognise that each child has their own unique personality that requires individual attention and care. Based on small, safe home environments that encourage learning in a friendly, supportive culture, Southern Cross Family Day Care has developed one of Australia’s foremost childcare models – where each child has an opportunity to shine!

We understand the Educator’s role in helping your child to grow and learn. We facilitate individual learning experiences in play-based environments focusing on and extending children’s interests and development.

Educators and families are linked through a central Coordination Unit consisting of early childhood qualified staff. The Unit plays a pivotal role in a managing, supporting, providing resources and training educators, ensuring the service operates within legislated guidelines. Personal Educators have their own supply of educational resources including a wide range of indoor and outdoor equipment.

At Southern Cross Family Day Care:

  • Care arrangements are flexible and affordable
  • Child Care Benefits & Child Care Rebates available
  • Educators are professional people caring for children in their own home
  • Family Day Care is licensed and assessed in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Framework and the National Early Learning Years Framework.

Our Philosophy

Southern Cross Family Day Care aims to provide a high quality, flexible and professional child-care service. Offering a range of education and care options that are child focused, interest lead and encompass a play based curriculum. We acknowledge that the first five years of children’s lives are the critical building blocks for their overall development and future potential.

Southern Cross Family Day Care supports inclusive practises and the right of all children to feel safe, secure and that they belong. Children shall be recognised as individuals and their dignity shall be paramount and respected by all in the care environment. We encourage children and their families to work in collaboration with the service and its Educators to connect with the community and celebrate our diversity

Our Educators are highly trained and supported enabling them to foster each child’s individual abilities. This provides children with the opportunity to grow and reach their fullest potential.

The environments offered by Educators are of a home-like nature that will enable them to nurtures children’s learning, health, happiness and well-being. These environments are maintained to a high level of hygiene and ensure the safety of children is always a priority.

We aspire to engage children in practices that will enable them to develop an appreciation of the natural environment in which they live. By doing this we hope to embeds Sustainable practise that will protect the environment for their future.