An integral part of our service is to ensure children are actively engaged in the community and feel a sense of belonging. We offer elective swimming lessons, bush kinder programs, local library visits and nursing home visits as part of our Morayfield centre.
Our centre provides swimming lessons with qualified teachers. Swimming lessons are an essential part of early education and water safety is key for children who reside in Australia. Structured swim classes can help children become familiar with and confident around water and can build their gross motor skills. As children revel in their swimming progress and success, they gain confidence within themselves.
Our bush kinder program gives children an opportunity to engage in a rich natural environment and encourages exploration, cooperative play, physical development and offers a safe avenue to engage in risky play. Children who engage in the natural world are often happier, healthier and have a greater appreciation for the world around them.
Community excursions form a vital part of a child’s early education. These excursions enable them to gain a sense of the wider world they are in and encourage children to embrace the diversity of people and places.
Our service offers excursions to the local library and nursing home. Engaging with the older generation and others in the community enables children to learn and develop and be an active member of the Morayfield community.
Our regular music lessons provide children with the opportunity to engage in all musical aspects including instruments, singing and dance. This wonderful program supports children’s creativity and offers the opportunity for children to freely express themselves and dive into learning hands on.
Our online learning portal Storypark provides educators and families to stay connected and offers opportunities for families to see children’s learning in real time, converse with educators, share moments and stay updated with all events happening at the service.
Child Care Subsidy Eligibility
As per the Department of Education Click Here some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child.
• Child must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school
• The child meets all immunisation requirements
• The individual, or their partner, meets the residency requirements
In addition, to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy the individual must be liable to pay for care provided, the care must be delivered in Australia by an approved child care provider, and not be part of a compulsory education program.
How does CCS work?
There are three factors that will determine a family’s level of CCS. These are: combined family income, the activity test and the type of child care provider. Visit the Department of Education to determine what you are entitled to https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-subsidy-
1. Family Income
The percentage of subsidy a family is entitled to is based on their combined annual income, with financial support available to lower income families.
2. Activity Test
The number of hours of subsidised child care that families have access to per fortnight is determined by a three-step activity test. In two parent families both parents, unless exempt, must meet the activity test. In the case where both parents meet different steps of the activity test, the parent with the lowest entitlement determines the hours of subsidised care for the child.
Low income families with a combined annual income of $69,390 or less who do not meet and are not exempt from the activity test are entitled to 24 hours of subsidised care per fortnight under the Child Care Safety Net.
Type of Service
The maximum hourly rate the Government will subsidise is based on the type of childcare service. Please discuss with our Centre Director what your hourly cap rate will be.
No Jab, No Pay
Your child must meet immunisation requirements to get Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy and the full rate of FTB Part A. Under the No Jab, No Pay measure, parents who do not fully immunise their children up to 19 years of age will no longer be eligible for family assistance payments, with exemptions for children with medical contraindications or natural immunity for certain diseases and those on a recognised catch-up schedule. More information about the No Jab No Pay measure is available at https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/no-jab-no-pay-fsheet.pdf
If your family is eligible for the childcare subsidy then you need to apply through Centrelink for this payment and this money will be deducted from your fees. This means you only need to pay the ‘gap’ amount. The amount will vary depending on how you are assessed by Centrelink.
Please contact our Centre Director if you have any fee queries and we can discuss your individual circumstances with you and provide a fee estimate based on your information.
What time are you open?
We are open from 6:30am – 6:30pm
52 weeks of the year and close for all public holidays
What is included in the daily fee?
We provide all nappies, wipes, sunscreen, meals and service programs. (Bush Kindy, Music, yoga)
What ages do you cater for?
We cater to children 6 weeks to school aged (12 year)
Are you inclusive of all allergies and medical conditions?
We are a nut and egg free service.
Yes, regarding food allergies we have an onsite chef who tailors our menus and meals around children of all allergies and family food preferences. This is discussed prior to enrolment.
In regard to medical conditions we also discuss this prior to enrolment so that we are fully aware of everything needed to ensure your child is happy and safe whilst in our care.