PROGRAMS, FEES & TIMES
As educators we strive towards creating play based educational programs, which are based on the children’s interests and needs within a challenging and stimulating environment. We are committed to providing programs in line with the Early Years Learning Framework, as well as ensuring that our practices are of a high standard so that we can continuing to EXCEED the requirements set out by National Quality Standard.
As a Centre we strive to be known for our innovative programs and high quality care. We continually look for new ideas and seek ways to continue to improve. With our dedicated and passionate educators, we believe we are the benchmark of what high quality practice looks and feels like. Within all programs the structure of the session is critically important. This structure helps to provide stability, predictability and a sense of time and order that helps children feel secure. Our programs also value children’s sense of agency where choices are advocated.
Our partnerships with families focus on open communication, sharing information and knowledge about the child in order to create an atmosphere in which the whole family is welcomed and comfortable, which contributes to creating a positive environment for children to flourish.
Each of our programs document children’s learning in a variety of ways, sharing their learning journey with families through the StoryPark application.
We believe children’s learning is ongoing and each child will progress towards development in different and equally meaningful ways. Learning is not always predictable and linear. We strongly believe that all children are capable and competent learners. Our educators plan and provide programs with this in mind. All educators across all programs work cohesively and in consultation with each other to provide the best opportunities for your child to learn and excel.
In addition to the program fees, a maintenance levy of $150 is charged at the beginning of each year. This fee is refunded upon attendance at two working bees. The maintenance levy can also be refunded by participation on the parent-run Committee of Management, and other opportunities to contribute at the Centre that present themselves each year.
Incursions and Excursions: These are all offered at no additional cost and are included within current fee's.
Please observe the finish time of all sessions. Fines apply for children who are collected after the sessions have ended.
Kindergarten Programs and the Kindi Care Program: a late fine of $1.00 per minute applies for children collected after the session finish time.
Child Care: An administration fee of $20.00, plus $2.00 per minute will apply for children who are collected after 6.00pm.
The Centre is approved to offer Child Care Subsidy which reduces your Child Care fees accordingly.
The Centre can also offer free four year old Kindergarten for families that hold an approved concession card such as a Health Care Card.