Long Day Care & Education
Our Centre is open for 48 weeks per year from 7am - 6pm from Monday to Friday for education and care. Children can come for all or part of the day, covered by one daily fee.
Our Preschool operates during the school terms from 8:15am - 3:45pm. Childcare is available outside of school terms. Children are eligible for 15 hours (2 days) Preschool per week during school terms.
We close for approximately 3 weeks over the Christmas/New Year period and have occasional closure days throughout the year. You will be notified of any changes to opening days/closures at the beginning of each year to enable ample time for alternative care arrangements.
We have a minimum attendance requirement to support each child to build attachment and connections with staff and other children. To provide continuity and to engage children in a quality program a child must attend the Early Childhood Centre for a minimum of 2 days.
To reduce the fragmentation of children's lives we encourage parents to place a Kindy child solely at the ECC. Splitting your child's week by attending an alternate Kindy doesn't allow for strong partnerships/ connections. One setting gives your child predictability with people and environments, allowing the continuity required to build identity and self confidence.
We aim to provide exceptional service in both staffing and resources. Our Centre is a non-profit incorporated body that is integrated into the Nazareth Catholic Community.
This rate does not take into account your eligibility for Childcare Benefit (CCB) and/or Childcare Rebate (CCR). All families are encouraged to have the CCB paid directly to the service.
We are a DECD funded preschool as as such attract Universal Access Funding.
To continue your secure and regular care, and to avoid a loss of place fees are to be paid fortnightly. Our Ezi Debit system is our preferred method of payment.