What is the difference between community and private centres?

Community Children’s Centres are not for profit centres, managed by Parents and Communities. Fees and Budgets are set each year in accordance with the centres projected operating costs for the year. All surplus funds are invested back into your local service to directly benefit the children. We encourage families to be actively involved in supporting both the centre and their child’s care and education..

Do I still need to pay when my child is away sick?

Sick days are charged as normal days. Absent days for illness with a medical certificated provided do not count toward your allowable absences through Centrelink.

What is the Child Care Subsidy? (CCS)

Child Care Subsidy is assistance provided by the government to help families with the cost of child care. More information can be found at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy

What is the National Quality Framework? (NQF)

The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care across Australia..

What happens if my scheduled day is a Public Holiday?

At KPCC, we charge half fee’s for a booking that falls on a public holiday. This is reviewed annually by the Management Committee in line with the centre budget.

What happens when we go on holidays?

Each family is entitled to 50% reduction of fee’s for 2 weeks (per financial year) of their usual current bookings. For example, if your child attends 2 days per week you will be entitled to 4 days per financial year at 50% fee’s. This is provided a minimum of 2 week’s notice is provided as per our centre policy.

What is the Early Years Learning Framework? (EYLF)

Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics.

The framework offers a vision where ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’. it has been designed so that early childhood services will be able to develop their own strategies to implement its objectives.

What do I need to pack in my child’s bag?

Please ensure a hat and drink bottle are packed in your child’s bag each day.
Changes of clothes suitable to current weather/season should also be packed.
Other required items may include:
– Comforters/sleep aids
– Bottles (breastmilk/formula)
– Increased changes of clothes/shoes for toileting
– Additional clothing items suitable to weather e.g. Warm jackets/gumboots etc.