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    I would never use FDC for all the reasons stated here. So LDC or a nanny are our only options. And a nanny is far too expensive so LDC it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Are you serious?? Wow! At our centre there is min 3 carers in every room! My DD is 2 and there's 8 or 9 kids in her room the days she goes and there is always 3 carers in there
    same as in my son's room, at least three carers and 12 kids at most. once when i drop ds off, he was the fifth one and the staff immediately called another staff in. Even when the staffs have lunch break or so, they always have someone to cover their role.

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    My day care mum doesn't take them out. She has opted not to do before and after school care so dont have to worry about her doing drop offs and pickups.

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    Staff ratios, multiple adult carers present at all times in a work environment, proper purpose-built facilities that comply to standards, hours of operation- these are the sorts of reasons why I have opted for daycare.

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    If you want to know the legal ratios you can look up the national regulations. In NSW it is 6 weeks to 24mo this the ratio is 1:4, 24mo to 36 mo is 1:8, and 36months and up is 1:10. Usually most rooms will have an extra staff member to assist or to cover lunches and programming etc.

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    Another way to see if they are a good centre is to ask what their results were from their accreditation in the National Quality Standards. They should have them on display and it shows where the centre has exceeded or not done so well. A centre that does not get a certain level has a time frame to fix it and if they don't then they can be closed down

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    I love our FDC mum, we have only ever used FDC and will never use centre-based care. Our reasons are: always the same carer for the entire time, much closer bond, home-like atmosphère, less illness, closer friendships between the kids and parents and many more. Our FDC mum does go out with the kids and we love it! She takes DS to the beach, the park, to see shows, and to pick DD up from school each day!

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    As a early childhood teacher myself and have previously worked as a fdc in nz, hands down I could say children thrive so much better with a dedicated fdc. Only today I worked with a lovely daycare centre who are battling to cope with the increasing amount of special needs children who are really aggressive toward the other children. The teachers are exhausted and the children are all nervous of being knocked about so I suppose in a lovely fdc the children are in a small group so alot of love and gentleness are being displayed by the dedicated carer. The cc teachers themselves admitted they feel daycares are great in theory but in practice its tough, because the owners are after profit not so much hiring loads of staff to give the children alot more one on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydneychick View Post
    The cc teachers themselves admitted they feel daycares are great in theory but in practice its tough, because the owners are after profit not so much hiring loads of staff to give the children alot more one on one.
    That's why I choose a not for profit council run centre

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    I'm pretty sure 1 carer to 11 children is most definitely NOT allowed!!
    Uhhh yes, yes it is.


 

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