Family Day Home Providers

Family Day Home Providers are warm, mature persons who are able to provide a stable, nurturing environment for children. Providers will work in partnership with Parents and Family Day Home personnel to ensure children learn and develop in a positive home environment.

Who Is A Family Day Home Provider?

A Family Day Home Provider is a warm, mature individual who opens her home to care for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children while their parents work or attend school. A Family Day Home Provider is self-employed and operates under contract with a Family Day Home Agency, who in turn contracts with Region 4, Central Alberta Child & Family Services Authority.

What Is A Family Day Home?

A Family Day Home provides a child care arrangement most like home. Children are cared for in a safe, healthy and stimulating family environment. Opportunities are offered for small-group play, as well as lots of individual attention. At any one time, Family Day Home Providers may care for a maximum of six children 0-12 years old, including their own children. These restrictions allow the Provider to meet the needs of each child.

Advantages Of Working In Your Own Home:

  • Be home with your own children
  • Contribute to household income
  • Work flexible hours- part time, full time, or shift
  • Take advantage of tax deductible expenses
  • Develop your own strengths- organizational skills, creativity, time management, flexibility
  • Manage your own business.
  • Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide references
  • Complete security clearance
  • Obtain medical or physician’s note
  • To become certified in First Aid in Child Care

What To Expect From The Family Day Home Agency:

  • Placement of children
  • Parents fees collected and paid to providers
  • Back-up care arranged for illness or vacation
  • Regular home visits and mentoring
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Workshops and annual Family Day Home Conference
  • Resource lending library
  • Level 1 on-line orientation course for childcare staff
  • Provider networking opportunities: participate in social functions, community days (field trips, parks, flower planting, Collicut play space, etc)
  • Make available a reasonably-priced personal liability insurance policy

New Dimensions is always looking to recruit qualified individuals who are prepared to make a commitment to a career in child care. To download a New Dimensions Family Day Home provider application click here.

(*) Required Fields
Names And Birth Dates Of Children At Home:*
Other Adults Living In The Home:*
How would you rate your home for cleanliness?*
Describe indoor/outdoor activities you would involve children in.*
Are you comfortable with all pre-school age groups?*
Would you be prepared to be flexible with the hours of care you give?*
Is this your first application to New Dimensions?*
Have you ever been involved with a Family Day Home Program in the Past?*
Experience/training in child care:*

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