We are registered for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate with the Family Assistance Office. Parents must apply to Family Assistance Office before their child’s first day of attendance to ensure the appropriate assistance is applied to fees.
The centre values its open door policy giving parents the opportunity to participate in the daily program. We also offer an orientation process for new enrolments to visit the centre at their leisure before permanent placement begins to familiarize children and parents with the centre, staff and the daily routine.
Placement of Children – Priority of access is based on the following criteria:-
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 of $41,902 for 2013-2014, 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.
A child care service may require a Priority 3 child to vacate a place to make room for a child with a higher priority. They can only do so if you:
- are notified when your child first entered care that your service follows this policy
- are given at least 14 days notice of the need for your child to vacate.