We encourage you to come and view our centre.
Should you wish to proceed with the enrolment either collect the enrolment form or download and complete the enrolment forms and return them to our office.
In addition to the Enrolment form you will be required to bring.
- Your child’s birth certificate or equivalent document.
- Your child’s immunization record.
We encourage you to complete the Enrolment form as soon as possible so that every effort can be made to satisfy requests for individual days. Your child’s enrolment is confirmed after the centre receives the completed enrolment form, 2 weeks fee (see section below on Fees) and method of payment is determined.
Once the completed Enrolment form is returned, all families are encouraged to use at least one orientation session (to be arranged with the Office Educator and is usually 30 minutes, between 9.30am and 11.00am). For most children entry into a Daycare Centre will be the first experience they will have separating from their parents. The child may be confused by the new surroundings, new routines and additional new playmates. Orientation allows children to experience care at the Centre for a short period prior to their commencement date. Please note parents must be present with the child during the orientation session.
Our child care fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
As per our fee policy, parents will be required to pay fees for 2 weeks in advance upon enrolment, as our policy requires fees to be 2 weeks in advance at all times. Thereafter parents will be required to pay on the first day of each week, thereby maintaining the fee policy of 2 weeks in advance. Fees are payable for all booked days (including sick). All public holidays and booked holidays (booked at least 1 week in advance) will be charged at 50% only.
If you are eligible for the government’s Child Care Benefit (CCB) your fees will be reduced dependant on the percentage assigned to you by the Family Assistance Office (FAO) which can be accessed through the local Centrelink office. CCB is a payment made to families to assist with the costs of child care. Most families (except non residents) are eligible for some portion of CCB fee reduction. Families are required to complete the CCB Information section on the enrolment form and full fees will apply until this information is received and confirmed by the FAO.
In addition, some families may also be eligible for Child Care Rebate which if you meet the eligibility criteria you may be entitled to receive 50% back on all out of pocket expenses (child care fees) paid to the centre. This can be claimed either directly or you can elect to have this sent to the Centre which means a fee reduction. Please contact your nearest Centrelink office for more information. Please note a Daycare Centre cannot reduce this amount from the fees until you have informed the FAO.
More information on CCB and CCR can be obtained from the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.