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What Does a Family Day Care Home Look Like?

Every Family Day Care home will be different, just as every Family Day Care Educator will be different. However, there are certain characteristics of the environment that will be common:

  • a place where children feel they are welcome and belong
  • clean, safe indoor and outdoor play areas
  • focus on a natural environment with minimum plastic
  • sufficient space for children to play in groups as well as areas for quiet play away from the group
  • a variety of toys and equipment to meet children's developmental needs
  • child size tables, chairs and equipment suitable for young children
  • storage areas for toys and equipment
  • a space where children can store and access their own belongings
  • nutritious meals and snacks provided