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Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:44 pm
by nemodori
Hey! I had contacted Our Village, and they responded back with a positive response!
Gave me some forms to fill out etc. and soon I am going to submit them!! I have changed my plans a little - instead of starting my own FDC, I would want to work as a registered educator via our village first, for few years, I would like to work/earn then slowly start my own! 🤗
I was just wondering if anyone knew FDC wages of each children per hour or each child per day?

Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:52 pm
by nemodori
Butterflyblue wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:55 pm
You’re very welcome!
Give our village a call they are definitely one of the best schemes in the state and you’re very lucky they’re in your area!
Good luck and let me know how you go :)
I accidentally replied to the post instead of replying you! Do check it out 😃

Re: How To Start Your Own FDC!

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:24 pm
by Butterflyblue
Sounds exciting!
Starting your own FDC scheme is a whole other level and needs quite a bit of cash too, I think it’s a good choice to start as an educator first, save up but most importantly get the inside knowledge on FDC for yourself.
Our Village has an awesome program for their educators and kids too, they do an amazing job!

Usually the fee per hour per child sits around $6-$10 including levies, some schemes offer more than $10.
As an educator regardless of your qualification, experience, environment etc I wouldn’t accept anything less than $5 as your remuneration per hour per child at an absolute minimum, $6< per hour per child is ideal.
Outside core hours, casual, public holiday, weekend etc will usually be more
Most FDC educators do have an hourly fee instead of a daily fee. Daily fees can be tricky in FDC so not many schemes offer it as an option.

If you want to know more on fees take a look at care for kids:

You can see the average per suburb, sort by different types of care (centre, FDC, OHSC etc) and look at individual profiles of other FDC educators around the country! It’s a great tool to get instant information on the cost of childcare.

If you have any questions at all let me know, happy to help! 😊