FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. What is Happy Kids Family Day Care ?

  • Happy Kids Family Day Care has been in the childcare industry in Cammeray since 2004. It provides early education and care in a nurturing, natural and flexible home learning environment.  A  classroom and a playground  is set-up with access only  to  the children ,educator and staff. Well studied requirements are created to comply with the National Regulation.

  • Happy Kids FDC offers the opportunity for children to form genuine long lasting bonds with their qualified and passionate early childhood educator.

  • HKFDC's educator offer individualised learning programs for the children.

  • HKFDC  provide education and care for  children 12 months up to 5 years of age, offering the siblings to be cared for together, all in one location or classroom. Offered scheduled days and hours depends on the Educator/Manager's preference and availability.

  • HKFDC is regulated  to have 4-children in a day under 5 years .

  • Majority of GPs have stated that If your child is attending a FDC service, there is  less possibility of your child getting ill frequently due to less exposure to a number of children with viruses and bacteria. More number of children in a Childcare centre can result to higher feasibility of your child being exposed  to more illnesses. Which makes  Happy Kids FDC an ideal childcare setting particularly now with the worsening Covid-19 pandemic .

  • HKFDC's  children and educator ratio of 1:4 offers a more effective monitoring of all the children compared to a huge centre with a ratio of 1:10 to 1:20  of educator and children.

2. Who is the Main Educator?

The main educator is Maria Aggabao. She is married and  has 2 wonderful teenager boys. She is the Teacher and the play leader of HKFDC. An enthusiast to early childhood education.She has been  working as a dedicated and passionate FDC educator in Cammeray for 16 years. 

 Maria plays  the piano, guitar and ukelele .She likes singing, photography, sketching/drawing and baking. She plays  chess, volleyball, basketball,  soft ball, pingpong, badminton and bowling. She is interested about gardening and cooking too.

She use to work as a Dental /Medical Nurse both in abroad and here in Australia . She was able to work in a Hospital and in a Medical Centre in its various departments such as the Pediatrics ,Dental, Obstetrics , Ophthalmology and the General Medical Department while working abroad  . She was able to meet a diverse number of families ,children and colleagues from different cultural backgrounds .

She started working as a Family Day Care Educator in Cammeray since  2004 by managing and being the main educator of Happy Kids FDCIt is her love and dedication for her  own children that motivated her to eagerly learn the ability to teach and understand how children behave and learn. With years of experience and excellent feedbacks from families, her work performance and ethics have been praised and appreciated by families whose children she has worked with and is still working with until now for whom she responds with utmost gratitude and  pride.

3. How does Maria work with children?

Maria works with children with  dedication and care.Where the children's safety  and happiness are most important to her . She believes that if a child is happy and comfortable  in his new environment, the "classroom"(playground and playroom) , learning becomes fun and exciting for each child regardless of their age and development. The child will develop naturally as he /she learns new basic skills such as , holding his own milk bottle or using his spoon or fork or a cup  during meal time or wearing his shoes or applying sunscreen lotion. A child who learns the joy of being independent , will keep thriving to learn more as he/she grows ,develops and discovers new skills in a stable less over whelming natural environment  such as a small group setting at Happy Kids FDC.

4.Where do children sleep?

Children 2 years and   up sleep  in a kindy bed . Children 1 year and younger sleep in a cot . Bed sheets and blankets  are provided. Parents are advised to bring their child's sleeping bag if needed. The children sleeps in 1 room together which often causes a positive effect to children such as feeling more calm and assured that they are not alone. The educator monitors all the children during rest  & sleep time regularly.

5. When do families drop off and pick up  their children?

Parents or guardians can drop off /pick-up their children anytime during the day as long as it is with in the operating hours  from 8:00am to 6:00pm. If parents  drop-off or pick-up their children during outside operating hours, there will be incurring charges. 

6. What food should you prepare for your child to bring for lunch and snack time?

Your child can bring any prepared food like  sliced vegetables , sandwiches , pasta, sushi , etc. and fruits except food with nuts or junk food like lollies. We have a nut free classroom.

7. What are the age of kids attending currently?

We have children from 1 year  to 4 years all in one group together who are  currently attending Happy Kids FDC in Cammeray.

8. Are nappies and wipes provided?

Yes , we provide nappies and wipes.

9. What is the  daily routine?

Please check our  Daily Routine page for more information. Daily Routine and Weekly Program is posted in our Notice Board in the premises at Happy Kids FDC. 

10. How does the educator help settle the children to sleep?

The educator stays with the children in the room until all the children are sound asleep. At times, when necessary the educator gently pats the younger children  to sleep calmly. The educator monitors the children every 10 minutes after.

11. Can families leave their pram or stroller in the FDC service?

Yes . There is an area in the frontyard or by the side of the shaded entryway where you can leave your pram within the premises. 

12.Can families park their car for a longer period of time?

Yes, there is a free-off street parking available at one side of Massey  street . That means you can actually leave your car  during the day to take a bus along Miller street or at Willoughby road or at West street which are  just a few blocks away.

13. Why is Happy Kids FDC better than any FDC services in the area?

The Main Educator has  been in the childcare industry for 16  years .She has a vast experience and knowledge about teaching and caring for  young children . She also has excellent feedbacks from families(Please read the "Review" page of this site). Happy Kids  FDC has been using an apps in order to welcome and support  families by giving them daily updates about their children for easy monitoring and excellent communication  between families and educator. We have efficiently been using Electronic Sign In digitally making sure attendances of all the children are accurate. HKFDC is registered approved for ChildCare Subsidy.These and other important information will  all be presented during Parent/Educator Orientation Day.

14. Which Family Day Care Scheme is Happy kids FDC registered with?

Happy Kids FDC is registered with  Sydney Family Day Care Scheme. This FDC Scheme has the  friendliest ,  most supportive and  kind Team of officers and staff. Happy Kids FDC is  proud to be a part of this team.

Sydney FDC Scheme's Contact details:

Phone- 94362277/Address: G 83-85 Chandos  st., St. Leonards NSW

15. Any other  fees? Daily Fee is $130.00 which includes  Admin or Parent Levy ($18.00).Please contact Maria  by email regarding the detailed  Scheduled Fees of Happy Kids FDC.

16. What are the available days that is currently being offered to families? 

 Places are now available on  Monday only . Contact us immediately to reserve the available spots for your child .An update will be posted for any  days that will soon become available. 

17. What are the effectiveness of having  a small group setting of children 1 year to 5 years  in one classroom at Happy Kids FDC?

The older children learn to become more caring and emphatic. The older children learn good social skills as they learn to play with children of different age group,  be with babies or  with their peer group. There is less agressive behaviour when younger children play with the older children as they are monitored closely by the same main educator all through out the years. The younger children learn by observing how the older children play, behave and communicate making the presence of older children an important part of our small group-setting in Happy Kids FDC.

Families who have any other enquiries , please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by email at mahappykids@gmail.com or by messaging us at 0406108452.