When you are living in a rural area, finding a child care center can be challenging. Most of these child minding facilities are usually centered in big cities and more populated areas. According to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, there are around 13,008 legitimate child care centers in Australia. Fifty to seventy-five percent of these centers are found in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major cities in Australia.

The good news is, for those living in rural areas, rural child care is now made available in your area. Slowly, and little by little, these services are being offered to working parents in the countryside and suburbs. Now, you can have peace of mind that even if you go out and work the entire day, your child is receiving professional care in a center dedicated to the purpose. There are also child care services that are brought to, and administered at, the family’s residence. The child carer will visit the home and hold education and play sessions with the kids enrolled in their program.

If this concept of service is entirely new to you, here are some of the ways wherein you can benefit from the same.

You Can Choose Who Will Take Care Of Your Child

Child care centers in rural areas like Peachie Kids, for example, allow their parent clients to choose the person who will take care of and educate their kids. They can let the parents choose from their existing pool of educators. If they cannot find the right candidate from the pool, the center will hold a hiring campaign, with the parents’ specifications in mind. Most of the carers hired by this center are moms who are interested and capable of taking care of other kids. With this mind, you can say that your child will get the best care possible.

Your Child Will Get Tailored-Fit Care

If Peachie Kids allows you to choose who takes care of your kids, another rural child care center in Victoria, Australia, Leor In Home Early Learning, allows parents to choose the kind of program the center will administer upon their children. The process would involve assessing the child’s needs, taking into account the parents’ preference, and finalization of the program. Surely, the child will get the kind of care and learning he needs.

Educators Have Acceptable Qualifications

Before a would-be carer gets accepted and accredited to take care and educate kids enrolled in these rural child care centers, they undergo a strict process. Aside from the examination, psychological tests, and personal interviews, these candidates are required to present such certifications as the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III
  • Updated first-aid certificate

With these stringent processes and standards, the center will only get to hire qualified, able, and professionally-trained carers. The parents will have peace of mind thinking that even if they leave their kids to somebody else, the said person will take care of the child the best way possible.

The final takeaway

Child care centers in rural areas may be new, but the standards of service and care being given are at par with those centers that have been excellently operating for years. If you are still hesitant to try their services, it would be best for you to visit the nearest In-Home Care support agency in your area. They can help you finalize your decision in the most persuasive way possible.

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Synthia Rozario
An editorial staff member at The Eastern Herald. Formerly, correspondent of The Eastern Express, Hong Kong.