Experience quality family day care

Assistance: Busy Butterflies Education and Care Service educators are supported and monitored by coordination unit staff.
Assistance: Busy Butterflies Education and Care Service educators are supported and monitored by coordination unit staff.

Busy Butterflies Education and Care Service aims to bring quality family focus back into family day care.

"I believe that if you support and mentor your educators to be the best they can be in a team environment, this ultimately will ensure the best outcomes for the children in their care," said approved provider/director Sharon Richards.

"I love family day care. The relationships that you build with children and families, the personalised service and small group settings, making a difference in children's lives."

Based at Cedar Grove, the dedicated family day care service team consists of 45 educators from Boonah across to Redland bay and including Tamborine North, Wynnum and Carindale areas.

The Educators provide home based child care services in small group settings following the Early Years Learning framework and My Time Our Place.

A team of five coordination unit staff support and monitor the educators in their roles and work with families and children to ensure they are provided quality education and care to meet the children's needs.

"Our coordination unit all have personal experience in the family day care industry," Sharon said.

According to Sharon, the educators are the forefront of the business.

"We ensure we support their individual needs."

The service provides training, networking opportunities, family events, family newsletters, service excursions, resources, story packs, learning game packs and playgroups as well as encouraging its educators to take children out into the community.

It uses a program called Appsessment to document all children's learning and sharing with families so they can have an input into their children's learning.

"We offer a community playgroup every Thursday from 9am to 12pm, 49 weeks of the year at Cedar Grove," Sharon said.

Educators also attend Whiddon Star nursing home every fortnight and take children to local libraries and day trips.

The service has a monthly service excursion based on the children's interests in surrounding local parks and venues.

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