enrolment and orientation for families

Our service has a responsibility to ensure families are welcomed and supported during enrolment and orientation leading to ongoing respectful relationships with families.

 

Our service will ensure:

  • Management supports parents, staff and children during the enrolment and orientation process by demonstrating the value of collaboration and mutual respect.

  • Educators will develop respectful relationships with families and ensure that the enrolment and orientation are smooth and that lines of communication remain open.

  • All dealings with personal information are respectful and confidential as necessary. Parents contribute to respectful relationships by keeping staff informed of children’s needs.

Please feel free to view the enrolment and fee payment policies below.

centre daily costs 
(as of 30th August 2021)

Daily Fee: $125

Weekly Fee: $615

Fees will vary depending on families access to Childcare subsidies.

centre tours

Please note that during COVID-19 tours have been suspended until further notice.

Small group tours usually run Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Please call the service to book in your family as spaces are limited.

An in-depth centre tour will give you the opportunity to meet the centre director and educators in your child’s room while gaining further information about the centre’s approach to early learning and the curriculum provided.

Furthermore, you will be able to see the program in full swing and observe the children interacting with the learning environment both indoors and outside.

We encourage families to bring their children along too, as their opinion is important!

places

Places will be offered to families depending on availability. Due to our extensive waiting list, this is generally in January of each year. Positions are offered in line with our Priority of Access Policy, as well as the child’s age and days required.

A formal letter of offer will be sent out with an enrolment pack once the offer has been finalised

To confirm your position, we require a response in writing, along with all completed documentation. All children must provide full proof of their immunisation status.

orientation

We believe that children should be supported to slowly transition into their new environment and have time to build relationships with their new educators which is why we run a thorough orientation process for all children before commencing full days of care. Once your offer is finalised, one of our friendly staff will be in contact with you in order to organise orientation.

Our orientation process is made up of:

  • An initial 1-hour session where you visit with your child. This allows them time to explore their environment while one of our team members runs through some questions with you about your child’s interests, routine and family dynamic.

  • Following this, two ‘half-day’ orientations are booked, allowing your child to attend a short session where they will partake in routine times such as meal times and possibly one sleep. This process will assist your child to transition into care.

what do we provide?

The centre will be supplying the following;

  • Nappies & Wipes

  • Sunscreen

  • Children’s bedding

  • Breakfast program (from centre open to 8 am)

  • Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea & a late snack

What to bring?

In order to support children to build responsibility and ownership, we encourage each child to bring their own clearly labelled bag.  This bag will be placed in the child’s locker throughout the day and can be accessed easily. We suggest labelling all items brought into the service and recommend only bringing clothing and personal belongings that are suitable for children to fully immerse themselves in sensory learning, such as secondhand items. Precious or important items of clothing may become stained or lost while at play and we want to minimise any possibility of those occurrences.

The following items will need to be brought in the bag each day and taken home at night:

  • Drink and/or milk Bottle

  • Formula dispenser/ container

  • Security/comfort items

  • A reusable water bottle filled with water only. 

  • A complete change of clothes (if toilet training - 3 sets of clothes, inc shoes)

  • As part of the Sun Smart policy children are required to wear hats when playing outside, which protect the face, neck and ears, i.e. legionnaire or full brim, from the start of September to the end of April. (Please note: Baseball caps do not offer enough protection and are therefore not recommended.)

  • A warm jumper, woolly hat and coat for cooler weather and/or weather appropriate clothes for outdoor play (gumboots etc)

  • Nappy Cream

 

In order to keep children safe, please do not pack any food, medication, or other items that are unsafe for children to handle in your child's bag. As children can access all bags during the day, we want to reduce the risk of any incidents where children handle foods or other items.