Educator Alert | Cathy Cahill Announcement

Resignation Announcement

Cathy Cahill

General Manager, Children Services

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as FDCQ General Manager Children Services. After more than eight years of service with Family Day Care Queensland, including four years as General Manager Children Services, I have made the challenging decision to take a break to spend time with my family.

It has been an honour and privilege to work with you, our dedicated and inspiring Educators. Your resilience and strength through times of challenge and change will stay with me forever. Thank you for your commitment to children and families. You are an inspiration to us all. I have learnt so much along this journey and will miss connecting in with you during our Educator meetings and our face to face visits.

Leading Enhance Family Day Care and Capricornia In Home Care has been a career highlight and I will always reflect fondly on my time with the organisation. I would like to posthumously thank Peta McNellie, former FDCQ CEO for her professional guidance, her confidence in me and her unrivalled passion for the sector.

As I leave my role, I depart knowing that Enhance Family Day Care and Capricornia In Home Care is in competent and capable hands. I feel extremely proud of the work we have accomplished over the last four years and know the team will continue to work hard with streamlining systems and processes to support you with the valuable work you do.

Jason de Bakker, FDCQ Chief Executive Officer, with Meg Walsh, Children Services Manager and the Children Services leadership team, will be reviewing our structure and arrangements for 2023 over the coming weeks. Further information will be communicated with you in due time.

My final day in the role of General Manager will be Friday 23 December.

I thank you for the opportunity to have led you, with my head and my heart, and for the support and remarkable work you do with children, families and for the Family Day Care sector. Thank you.

It has been a privilege and a joy to have worked with you. Moving forward, I wish you all the very best to lead, grow and promote exceptional home-based education and care.

Kind regards

Cathy Cahill

Children Services General Manager

Regional Meeting Invitation

Wednesday 30 November at 7pm

We are pleased to invite you to the final, combined Enhance Family Day Care and Capricornia In Home Care, Regional Meeting for 2022. Join us, via Zoom, on Wednesday 30 November at 7pm, hosted by Cathy Cahill, General Manager Children Services.

These virtual meetings will keep you up to date with service happenings and current Quality Focus areas.

We are pleased to share the meeting agenda for next Wednesday night, as follows:

Please register for this meeting by clicking on the button below:

Once registered, you will receive an email containing information on how to join the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you online next week!

Kind regards

Cathy Cahill

Children Services Regional Manager

Educator Survey

We want to hear from you!

Complete the Educator survey

What matters most to you?
As we plan for 2023, we would like to know how we can best support you and your family day care.

Please complete the short survey below to let us know, confidentially if you so choose, how we can improve our service. We value your input, so please be honest and consider your responses.

We encourage you to complete the survey by Wednesday 7 December by clicking on the button below:

Findings from the survey will be presented to you during our next Educator meeting.

Your families will also be asked to complete a survey to inform us on how we can improve our service in 2023. Please encourage your families to provide their feedback via the family survey. 

Thank you for taking the time to have your say.

Kind regards

Cathy Cahill

General Manager, Children Services

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