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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 the children's own homes, with the support of a large specialist team. IHC Educators have a great responsibility, and so our selection and training procedure 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.


Northern Rivers Children's Services provide comprehensive initial training to IHC Educators. All training is done face to face individually, at the Tweed Heads Office. Northern Rivers Children's Services believes in the provision of professional development opportunities. 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 and the In Home Care Service.

Educator Criteria

All our In Home Care Educators are required to have the following qualifications:

  • Min. Certificate 111 in Children's Services or higher
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • WWCC and Police Clearence
  • Liability Insurance (approx. $4.80 per week)
  • Medical Clearance
  • Child Protection (refresher required every 2 years)
  • ABN
  • Two child care related references 

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 IHC Manager 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.
  • Processing of weekly attendance records and deposit of CCS payments¬† electronically into your bank account.
  • Access to an extensive range of toys and resources from our free toy library.
  • Harmony Web Training.

No other IHC service can provide this range of professional, extensive and free support in the Northern River's area.

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If you are interested in joining our IHC team: