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Danielle's Education & Care Service

Nominated in the Australian Family Child Care Awards 

in the category of Early Childhood Educator of the Year

2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2017


Located in the Upper Hunter, Scone NSW 2337

Ph 0411 608 076



Dannielle's Home-Based Education & Care Service is licensed with an approved service.  Child Care Subsidy approved. We are fully Insured, certified & have over 18 years of experience in long daycare & family daycare. We provide child care from as early as 6 weeks up to 12 years of age. We are compliant with state law & regulations. Dannielle's Home-Based Education & Care Service offers a safe, nurturing environment where your child will get individual care & education. Our ratio of children to adults is always within the NSW legislative guidelines so that each child receives quality child care & Education at all times. 


Dannielle's Home-Based Education & Care Service strives to exceed the National Quality Standards. Current research confirms the importance of strong relationships with significant adults to a child’s early learning; family day care’s small group environment facilitates strong bonds and promotes effective early learning and social development.



At Dannielle’s Education & Care Service we like to offer a prepared environment where each child can access educational experiences at different times throughout the day. This allows for flexibility in our routine. We have a dedicated learning environment both inside and outside which is exclusively used for daycare which also allows for supervision of children both indoors & outdoors simultaneously. Throughout the day we look at each child’s interests and plan our curriculum & learning experiences around these to continue to keep each child engaged in the love of learning. When educating & caring for a mixed age group we find it is very important to provide this as it helps to encourage each child to learn around what they are truly interested in.



At Dannielle's Home-Based Education & Care Service your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day, such as:


Story Time

Show and Tell

Puzzles and Games

Computer Skills

Arts and Crafts

Music & Dance

Pre-Reading Activities

Outdoor activities

Play Groups

Educational Excursions and much much more!


Full-time, part-time, holiday and after-school child care is available

(subject to vacancies)


Group 1 (0-2 Years)


This program is focused on the individual child and aims to help encourage each child to develop to their full potential. All children are provided with provisions for sleep and feeding routines. Age-appropriate activities and programs are provided daily with access to a free app for daily communication that will detail a child's toileting, feeding, activities, etc.


Group 2 (2-3 Years)


This program is focused on the individual child and aims to encourage positive toilet training, hygiene, self-feeding and the child's own overall independence. All children will be given opportunities to rest throughout the day. Parents and guardians will be able to be involved in their child's program weekly. Parents will have access to a free app for daily communication.


Group 3 (3-5 Years)


This program is focused on the individual child and aims to help develop the child's independence with dressing, feeding, toileting. All children will be encouraged to participate in the school readiness program. This program is also based on the individual child's interests. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the child's program. Parents will have access to a free app for daily communication



Dannielle has been in the Early Childhood Industry since 1999 working in both Family Day Care & Long Day Care. Dannielle has also volunteered with local Primary schools to help young children with reading & to assist with Early Intervention Programs.



 Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Licensed with an approved service that holds a

NSW Service Approval with Education & Communities Office of Education



Completed Studies / Other Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Children's Services

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care 

  • Senior First Aid Certificate  every 3 years

  • Children & Young Persons at Risk of Harm Certificate

  • Working with Children's Check

  • National Police Check

  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation every 12 months

  • Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace every 3 years

  • First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis every 3 years

  • Food Handling

  • Montessori 0-3 years




  • Ongoing training to the  Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

  • Ongoing training to The National Quality Standards (NQS)

  • Ongoing reflection on current  practices within children’s services to ensure that the Early Years Learning Framework is being implemented in our service

  • Workplace Health  & Safety

  • Children & Young Persons at Risk of Harm

  • Food Handling

  • Asthma Management

  • Anaphylaxis Management

  • Move & Munch

  • Montessori Education 0-6 years

  • Trauma 

  • Life Story Work Training

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

  • ADHD & ADD


( Life story work is a method used to record the details about a child or young person’s history and personal development.)

Our Educational Program


A daily program is available at the service. Families will receive photos and observations frequently and be invited to participate in our program. Parents can ask to have copies of these at any time. To help our service to reduce paper usage and to support sustainable living these will be emailed where possible. A closed Facebook page is available to families enrolled each year where photos and communication about the day can be viewed. This may include photos & videos so that each parent can see our program in action.


Our program has a strong outdoor play program where children are encouraged to explore, dig, build and create! Our environment allows for flexibility with an indoor/outdoor joined space where children can explore in either environment throughout the day. Our program also encourages excursions to local parks, schools, and playgroups where children have the opportunities to make connections with their world and the community.


Our service is Montessori inspired!

Our Montessori inspired activities promote independence, prepare little fingers for writing,  appeal to the senses and most importantly are specifically geared towards the whole child and their developmental interests.


For a successful learning environment, we regularly observe the child for interests and changes. It is key that this takes place so that we can document the child's developmental readiness.



“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” Maria Montessori


We welcome ideas for incursions and excursions at any time from families.

What is supplied?





Bed linen

Baby bottle maker (this ensures a bottle is heated to the correct temperature to avoid burns)

Free app to access daily communication & developmental records

Communication Book to record your child's day

Access to a closed FaceBook page

Drink bottles & filtered water

CCS that replaced CCR & CCB claimed on your behalf to reduce fees

Direct Debit for childcare fees 


What will you need to bring?


At least 2 sets of clothes

Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea

Formula to be left at the service /breast milk
Pulls ups if toilet training

Your child's comforters such as blanket, teddy & dummy

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