Fees & Enrolments

High quality early childhood care and education is imperative, and the benefits cannot be overestimated. Positive experiences in the early years build a solid foundation for later life.

We believe each child is a unique individual with unique needs, interests and strengths. All children go through the accepted stages of development, however, not every child will reach each stage at the same age, and therefore we feel that it is important to cater for each child as an individual.

We believe young children learn through hands-on experiences and play is a vital part of this learning process.

We support children with additional needs to ensure inclusivity within the program.

Each child comes to the centre with a different set of experiences arising largely from the home environment. We acknowledge and respect the many differing social and cultural backgrounds and believe it is vital to maintain continuity between the home and the centre.

The program provides a variety and balance of experiences to cater for all the developmental domains of individual children and be based on detailed observations made by educators and parents as well as using the Early Years Learning Framework based on the five principles:

   - Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships

   - Partnerships

   - High expectations and equity

   - Respect for diversity

   - Ongoing learning and reflective practice.

 

VISIT OUR CENTRE

Taking a tour is a great opportunity to see our facilities, meet our staff and ask any questions that you may have about our programs and centre.

We'd love for you to come in and take a tour of our centre so please get in contact with us to make an appointment.

 

NEW ENROLMENTS - CHILD CARE

If you would like to enrol your child in our child care service please get in contact with us to book a tour and receive an application form.

Phone 08 8271 0051 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prior to your child’s commencement we encourage you to complete three transitional visits to ensure that both you and your child are comfortable with our centre. There is no charge for these transitional sessions.

 

FEES SCHEDULE

Permanent full-day $103

Casual day $106

Casual AM $75

Casual PM $70

 

All food is included in the daily fee.

The Government's Child Care Benefit percentage is calculated on the government-scheduled fee which is lower than our scheduled fees, therefore there will be a gap to pay.

Our fee schedule is reviewed every year prior to the new financial year and any changes are tabled at a Special Parent's Meeting.

All permanent bookings must be paid for regardless of whether your child attends. Two weeks’ notice must be given to change a permanent booking.

Each child is allowed 40 absences a financial year before child care benefit ceases. If your child is ill you can obtain a Doctors Certificate and the days will not count towards your 30 day limit.

Families who are eligible for the Child Care Benefit through Centrelink can claim the payment in one of two ways, either as an up-front fee reduction, or as a once a year tax deduction.

When completing your child’s enrolment form you need to provide us with their Customer Reference Number and correct date of birth to receive the payment.

PARENT & CARER INVOLVEMENT

Creating a community feel within our centre is very important to us at Parkside Community Child Care. To achieve this we encourage parents and care givers to donate some of your time or resources to support the centre.

There are many ways you can get involved, here are some examples of activities and ways parents and care givers have been involved with our centre in the past:

  • Assisting the staff in your child’s room with activities, excursions or sharing your special skills with the children
  • Working bees 2 per year (yard cleaning and maintenance)
  • Fundraising events
  • Children’s room events
  • Family events at the centre
  • Becoming part of the parent management committee that supports the centre directors
  • Donations of equipment, books and craft materials are always appreciated

We have always received generous support from our community, and being able to provide a friendly, supportive community for our families to be a part of is something that we strive always maintain.

Your involvement in any capacity is a wonderful benefit to our centre and all involved.

INVOICES

Invoices are issued weekly for your childcare service.

As a community child care centre, reliant on the collection of fees, it is encouraged that the balance of your account be settled within 7 days.

Fees can be paid by direct bank deposit, Eftpos or cheque.