In home care educators provide education and care for children in their family home. They are self-employed professionals who support families that work nonstandard hours, are geographically isolated or have challenging or complex family needs.
Wanslea provides resources and guidance to ensure you feel safe, supported and prepared for your role. We provide:
Being self-employed means that you can choose your working hours, giving you control over your schedule and allowing you to be there for the moments that matter most to you and your family. You can take on as many or as few clients as you like to customise your working hours.
A perk of being the boss is getting to choose how much you earn. In home care educators set their fee, based on their experience, qualifications and working hours.
As an in home care educator, you have the pleasure of guiding children through important learning years that will impact their future. With lots of time spent one-on-one with the children you care for, you have the opportunity to play a significant and critical role in their development.
As an in home care educator, you’ll be positively impacting the lives of the families with whom you work. By giving families time back in their day, you’re making it possible for them to look after their health and wellbeing, provide for their families and contribute to their community.
After you’ve read the in home care educator handbook, download an application form below and submit it directly to Wanslea.
If you meet the position requirements, we will conduct reference checks and arrange a time for an interview.
If your application is approved, you will be contacted to arrange orientation training and registration with Wanslea.
At a minimum, you’ll need to have a Certificate III in Children Services or Child Care, an equivalent qualification, or be enrolled and working towards a qualification. You can check if your qualification is eligible to work as an in home care educator on the ACEQA website.
The hours you work as an in home educator are flexible and will depend on the family you are caring for. Families may require care during regular working hours, on weekends or overnight, depending on their situation.
As an in home care educator, you will be paid by the hour for the care you provide. You set the fees per family, based on your qualifications and the service you offer. You can care for up to five children from the same family. Educators pay a weekly fee to be registered with Wanslea.
Families pay the educator directly for their Education and Care costs, minus the Child Care Subsidy amount. The Department of Human Services pays Wanslea the Child Care Subsidy that we forward to the educator each week.
On average, the recruitment process takes two weeks, depending on how quickly Wanslea receives your documents.
Most of the costs of setting up your business are tax-deductible. Here is a list of the things you need to become an in home care educator:
Your experiences are valuable in helping us to understand the impact of our services. If you believe your rights have been violated or you have been subjected to unfair or discriminatory behaviour, let us know. We also welcome you to share anything that could benefit future program participants.
Our feedback and complaint process is confidential, and you can remain anonymous.