Long Day Care
These are permanently booked days, offered between Monday and Friday, between 7am – 6.30pm. Long Day Care is offered on a full time or part time basis.
The fee is charged for the entire session. Families are encouraged to utilise the hours to assist children with settling and receiving the most benefit from the available program. All fees are charged one week in advance at all times.
What to bring to Long Day Care
Families are encouraged to talk with staff about what to bring each day. This is often determined by the child’s age and independence level. Each child has an allocated locker when they attend.
Nappies and Wipes
The Centre provides nappies and wipes for babies and children that are not yet independently toileting. If your child has sensitive skin we encourage you to bring your own nappies, wipes and creams.
Sometimes children have accidents or become wet or soiled during play; therefore we encourage parents to place some extra items of clothing in the child’s bag. As we are an accredited Sun Smart service all children must have a wide brimmed or legionnaires hat for outdoor play.
Babies Room 1 & 2
Both rooms offer care for children aged between 6 weeks – 2 ½ years. We offer an educational program that enables all children to experience and develop their skills such as; cognitive, physical, and fine motor and social/emotional. We have a structured routine each day that allows children to feel comfortable in their environment. Children are encouraged to bring along their own water cup and bottles/formula they might need. Children have access to quiet and active areas throughout the day. Children’s routines are individually developed in partnership with families to reflect the home environment where possible.
Rooms 3, 4 & 5
Rooms 3, 4 & 5 offer care to children aged 2.5 years – 6 years. With these rooms offering predominately Indoor/Outdoor programmes children often share experiences and routines from all rooms and many children have siblings in adjoining rooms that they can visit and share their day with.
Children in these rooms have access to the extended hours Kindergarten program. Rooms 3, 4 & 5 promote and develop programs which are environmentally conscious, with both recycling and a vegetable patch program offered throughout the year. Activities and experiences are developed in partnership with children and families.
Enrolment Procedures and Orientation
All relevant Enrolment Forms must be completed prior to your child/children commencing care. It is the responsibility of the family to ensure that their child/children’s Enrolment Forms are current and up to date. Upon Enrolment families are required to present children’s Immunisation Records. Enrolment procedures include payment of fees in advance. An orientation program will be designed to assist each individual child to settle into the Centre, this program is developed in partnership with family members and staff.
Releasing children from our service
Children will not be released to anyone other than those previously authorised by the parents/adult guardians on the Enrolment Form. The service must be notified if someone other than those nominated are collecting child/children and photo identification must be presented
Late pick up
If children are not collected on time, there will be a charge of $20.00 for every 15 minutes after 6.30pm. Staff will be required to contact emergency contacts after 6.30pm
Accident and Medication Book
Staff will notify a parent/adult guardian in a timely manner if children are involved in an accident or incident. Staff will complete the appropriate reports for a parent/adult guardian to sign upon arrival. If your child requires medication, the appropriate forms must be completed and signed when the child is collected.
DO NOT leave any medications in your child’s bag. If your child suffers from Asthma or Anaphylaxis a medical practitioner must complete the appropriate management form, all medications must be within the written expiry date and all prescription medications must be with the child’s full name.