Centre Operations

Nazareth Early Childhood Centre operates an integrated service with 100 childcare places incorporating a Catholic Preschool program. We cater for families with children aged between 6 months - 5 and a half years.

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Opening Hours

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. 

Preschool/ Kindy

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. 
 

Attending Our Centre

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. 

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Fee Schedule

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. 

  • Our Daily rate for 2017 is $100 per day
  • Our Kindy rate for 2017 is $70 per day (for children attending 8:15am - 3:45pm)

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.