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Information for IHC EducatorsNorthern Rivers Children's Services


Becoming an IHC Educator

Our IHC Educators are dedicated professionals who are caring for children in their own homes, with the support of a large specialist team. IHC Educators have a great responsibility, and so our selection and training procudure must also be very professional. This is what all parents and guardians would expect. If you think you are the right person, please follow the links on this page for more detailed information regarding how to apply. Contact us by phone if you would like to speak with our IHC Coordinator about our recruitment process.


Northern Rivers Children's Services provide comprehensive initial training to IHC Educator trainees. Each of the Initial training workshops must be completed by new educators unless they are eligible for ‘recognition of prior learning’ through tertiary training.
Click here to view our initial training schedule.

Ongoing Training

Northern Rivers Children's Services believes in the provision of professional development opportunities, for all team members. Up to date training has been shown to increase the quality of services provided, promote a professional attitude, and motivate change to compliment the growth of our organisation.

Currently in place is an annual training programme provided by NRCS.
All the sessions on the annual programme are offered to the FDC and IHC Educators and the parents who use our services.

Outstanding Support for IHC Educators

Northern Rivers IHC does not charge new or existing IHC Educators any registration fees. However, we do provide Educators with many services and materials free of charge, including;

  • All relevant and necessary information to fulfill your role as an IHC Educator.
  • Regular visits from your Coordinator who is qualified to assist you with all aspects of the care and education of young children.
  • Newsletters, forms, checklists, policies, procedures and resource ideas to assist you in your role as an Educator.
  • Exciting and informative playgroup sessions including transportation by scheme buses (where available)
  • Interesting and essential training seminars throughout the year.
  • Processing of weekly attendance records and deposit of CCS payments  electronically into your bank account.
  • Promotion and advertising of IHC in your local community and beyond.
  • Access to an extensive range of toys and resources from our free toy library.

We believe that no other IHC service operator can provide this range of free support.


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If you are interested in joining our great team of IHC Educators: