Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Resources

Translated resources are available to FDCA members and new educators

As your national peak body we are committed to supporting all of our members in the delivery of quality outcomes for children. As such, we are excited to announce the release of a suite of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) resources as an outcome of our 2018 - 2019 Member Initiatives.

Family day care reflects its communities and the diversity of the cultures of the children and families it supports. After consultation with our members and sector stakeholders, the languages of Arabic, Farsi and Somali have been selected for translation of the following resources:

  • Perspectives on Quality In Australian Family Day Care booklet and online videos
  • New business insurance booklet

 

Perspectives on Quality in Australian Family Day Care

The Perspectives on Quality in Australian Family Day Care resource developed by FDCA demonstrates and expands upon each of the five aspects of quality that are central to high quality family day care outlined in the ‘Perspectives on Quality in Australian Family Day Care’ report

Translating the resource into three common languages from the cultural backgrounds of educators working within the family day care sector will assist in promoting increased awareness of the core aspects of quality practice that are unique to family day care. While the core principles of high quality remain the same in all early childhood education and care settings, it's important to acknowledge that high quality family day care occurs across a wide range of cultural contexts.

This resource will better support members from a CALD background to:

  • reflect on their work;
  • gain an understanding of what is needed for and meant by quality in family day care;
  • give some new ideas to enrich their practice; and
  • think about what they are doing well and critically reflect on their own practice to ensure they can deliver the best outcomes for children and families in their service.

Translated versions of the Perspectives on Quality in Australian Family Day Care booklets and videos can be accessed by FDCA members by clicking here.


            

 

New business insurance booklets

Making your educators' insurance simple and giving them the confidence to know that they're covered is important to us. Our translated new business booklets will support English Second Language educators to choose the cover that meets their needs and to understand the cover and the peace of mind it provides.

PDF versions of the translated new business insurance booklets are available by clicking here.

If you are interested in receiving printed copies, please click here to register your interest and we will arrange to have these posted to you at no cost to your service.