The centre is open from Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5.30 pm, and operates for 48 weeks of the year. It is closed for Public Holidays and four weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.
What Happens in The Centre with The Children?
We aim to provide a homelike atmosphere that also stimulates learning and development. As staff, we want to provide a trusting and secure environment for both you and your children.
We have 2 rooms for the children:
The Joeys Room is for our 1–3.5-year-old children. In this room, we have up to 12 children with 2-3 educators. The program offered in this room is focused around the EYLF.
The Kangaroo Room is for our 3.5-5-year-old children. In this room, we have up to 27 children with 3-4 educators. The program in this room provides a focus on the EYLF and School Readiness Skills.
Each day we carefully plan and set up both the indoor and outdoor areas. We include a variety of experiences so that children explore all areas of development – physical, social, intellectual. Research has shown that children learn through play and the centre provides learning environments where children can explore, develop and learn. Some skills they acquire include self-discipline, sharing, turn-taking, cooperation, and communication skills.
What are the fees?
Children under three years of age – $120 per day
Children over three years of age – $113 per day
Please note: Fees are reviewed yearly and are subject to change when necessary.
On the day that the enrolment form is submitted, a $20 enrolment fee (non-refundable) and a $50 holding fee is taken. This will total $70. On your first week, you will be required to pay a bond of one week’s fees at the full fee rate. You will also need to pay your first week’s fees.
Can we get assistance with our Childcare Fees?
The Australian Government may provide financial assistance towards your child’s care cost. If you would like to access this assistance, please let your Centre Director know the following information:
Your Customer Reference Number (CRN issued to you by the Family Assistance Office).
Your child’s Customer Reference Number (issued to you by the Family Assistance Office).
Your date of birth (CRN Holder).
Your child’s date of birth.
This information will be provided to the Australian Department of Education and validated against their records to determine if you can receive a Child Care Rebate (CCR) and/or Child Care Benefit (CCB). If you do not have a CRN, don’t hesitate to contact the Family Assistance Office by calling 13 61 50 or visiting one of their offices.