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City of Ballarat Community Magazine June 2010
Family Day Care --
a call for carers
The City of Ballarat's Family Day Care service plays a vital role in the
community by providing organised and monitored home-based childcare
services, helping to meet the needs of local families.
Tailored to meet individual family needs, Family Day Care providers care for
no more than four pre-school aged children and up to seven children under
the age of 12 (including the carer's own children) in their own home.
Council's Family Day Care service urgently needs more childcare providers
to meet the high demand from parents for home-based childcare.
The service allows people to select their own hours and carers are provided
with training and support.
For more information, contact Council's Family Day Care unit on
Emily (centre) is one of 60 City of Ballarat Family Day Care carers.
Emily joined the Ballarat Family Day Care service in January
2010 after meeting all scheme requirements and enrolling in
the Certificate 3 in Children's Services. Emily found it was an
opportunity to work from home, build a successful business and
earn a good income, while being at home with her own children.
Welcome to the Youth Report.
In each edition of myballarat the Youth Report will discuss issues and events
relating to the City of Ballarat's Youth Services team, the Youth Council and
young people living in Ballarat.
Youth Council plays an important role in the community by organising and
helping to promote youth-focused events and opportunities in the Ballarat
region, such as the Youth Recognition Awards.
I joined the Youth Council to help make our city a more welcoming place for
all young people in Ballarat. It is my personal goal to provide opportunities
for local artists to show their talent.
Members of the Youth Services Zaque group recently organised a homophobia
awareness event that was held on International Day Against Homophobia
(IDAHO), 17 May 2010. This involved developing an advertising campaign
for the day and working with local sporting clubs, including the Red Devils,
Miners, Lady Miners and North Ballarat Roosters, to organise the event. A
number of Youth Councillors also participated in the event.
I hope that over the next year the Youth Council will continue to make a
positive difference to the outlook on youth.
Above: Robert James and Luke Donahue show their support at the International
Day Against Homophobia event
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