Enrolment and orientation Procedures

It is best to enrol children on an individual basis, as this will make the task of relaying information easier, and we will be more able to respond to initial questions and to dispel concerns that may be felt for the child. Therefor we ask families to make time for an enrolment appointment, where you can be introduced to all staff members.

Fee information

There is an initial Registration fee that is non-refundable (going towards administration fees and a 3 Bears sun safe hat and t-shirt).

Families are also required to pay three week’s fees, two of which are in advance on commencement at the centre.

Families are required to keep their account 2 weeks in advance at all times. This service uses the Ezidebit Direct Debit payment system.

Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are available to help with the payment of your fees. As the amount is based on an assessment of your income, fees will vary for each family.

Priority for allocating places

Sometimes, there may be a waiting list for child care services and to ensure the system is fair, the Australian Government has “Priority of Access Guidelines” for allocating places in these circumstances. The guidelines only apply to Child Care Benefit approved child care.  They are used when there is a waiting list for a child care service or when a number of parents are applying for a limited number of vacant places.

Every Child Care Benefit approved child care service has to abide by the guidelines and tell you about them when you enrol your child into care.

Priorities

  • First Priority: a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
  • Second Priority: a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work/training/study test under Section 14 of the ‘A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999’
  • Third Priority: any other child.

Within these main categories priority should also be given to the following children:

  • children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • children in families which include a disabled person
  • children in families which include an individual whose adjusted taxable income does not exceed the lower income threshold, or who or whose partner are on income support
  • children in families from a non-English speaking background
  • children in socially isolated families
  • Children of single parents.

Waitlist

Please contact our friendly staff to organise a time to come in and view our service and place your details on our Waitlist. Alternatively details can be provided over the phone or submitted via email.