Family Day Care South Cairns Scheme was established in the 1970’s and Family Day Care South Cairns Community Kindergarten commenced operations in January 2015. Both services are now highly respected child care services to families in the Cairns and southern areas. Our service is a community based non-profit organisation offering professional care and education to children within the Family Day Care environment and approved Kindergarten environment.
Family Day Care South Cairns Scheme is a unique form of child care, one that is able to nurture each child within a ‘home’ setting and which has small educator to child ratios. Family Day Care provides a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children, with care and education being provided for small groups in an approved Family Day Care Educator’s home. Educators and their home environments are assessed and approved in accordance with the National Quality Framework and Scheme Policies and Procedures.
Family Day Care South Cairns Community Kindergarten offers children a rich play-based program delivered by a qualified Kindergarten Teacher. Family Day Care South Cairns Community Kindergarten is open to children in the year before Prep (i.e. children who are 4 years by 30 June in the year they start Kindy).
FDCS Community Kindergarten has been designed to be an integral part of Family Day Care South Scheme as children can stay within their Family Day Care environment and attend kindy for a daily fee. Children who do not attend Family Day Care can also attend the Kindergarten for a daily fee.
Family Day Care South Cairns Community Kindergarten follows the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and is governed by The Gowrie.