Family Day Care
Family Day Care
Wednesday – Friday
4 children under school age per day (as per government requirements)
Family Day Care is nurturing, safe and fun. With only four children in care in the Educator's own home, it mirrors the warmth and security of a family environment.
I have been a Family Day Care Educator with Sutherland Shire Council for more than 20 years.
I began by providing a service to local parents with demanding work hours, as I had the time to assist. Family Day Care allowed me to care for my own young children at the time, as well as others who were struggling to find support.
I thoroughly enjoy the experience of operating my own service. Over the years I’ve created strong connections and friendships with many local families. The children have taught me a lot over the years!
My husband and I now have two wonderful adult children.
I welcome multicultural communities and embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. I can speak, read and write Greek and English and it’s not uncommon for the children to sing a Greek song or two.
I believe in educating and teaching young children through their own initiated play. At my Family Day Care, children have the opportunity to discover and explore.
We connect with our outdoor world and natural environment, using natural resources wherever possible. The children use their senses as they learn through touch, taste and the smell of nature, including feeding food scraps to our backyard worm farm.
My service is located on the western side of the Princes Highway in Kirrawee.
We offer a purpose-built early education learning room detached from our residential home. Air conditioning caters for all seasons and ensures a comfortable temperature while indoors.
We spend many hours outdoors in our sunny, covered backyard. It is a peaceful and enjoyable space for the children to explore.
"Sue is an exceptional Educator who gives her whole heart to the children in her care. She tailors learning experiences based on things they are passionate about. Sue is flexible with my shift-working hours and always so willing to adjust based on what is happening in our family life.”
"There are no words to convey how lucky I am to have met Sue and had her as our son's Educator for the past two years! I’m thankful for her wealth of knowledge in caring for children, her professionalism, her calm and reassuring manner and her unique ability to bond so quickly and closely to my son.”