NATIONAL Family Day Care Week was celebrated in Bega with a fun-filled sports day for educators and their children.
Educators with Bega Valley Family Day Care (BVFDC) service came from Pambula, Cobargo and Tathra to join local colleagues and the children in their care at Lions Park on Wednesday morning.
The get-together was not only to celebrate National Family Day Care Week, but it also provided a great opportunity for the children to try out BVFDC’s new outdoor equipment.
Given the squeals of happiness, the new parachutes, climbing frames, balls and jumping ponies definitely got the thumbs up from the children.
Zanette Burr from BVFDC said the day was about celebrating educators and the children they cared for.
“Very child should be cherished, nurtured, respected and loved, and Family Day Care works in partnership with families and the communities to achieve this,” she said.
“Family Day Care is a wonder child care option in a home-based environment.”
The service recently welcomed two new carers Melissa Taylor and Michelle Walker and is the process of training two more.
Places are currently available with educators throughout the Bega Valley.
“Our educators are committed and dedicated,” Ms Burr said.
“Child care provisions are constantly changing, for instance all educators now need to have or be enrolled in a Certificate III in Child Care, but they are all up handling the challenges so well.”
Ms Burr thanked Erin Witcombe and Megan Whitford for coordinating the new outdoor resources.
“We received a grant from the Mumbulla Foundation for outdoor equipment and it’s all being road-tested by the children today,” she said.
For more information about Bega Valley Family Day Care contact 6492 3788.