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FEES AND BENEFITS

Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However, Little Explorers offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year.

Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However, Little Explorers offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However, Little Explorers offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However, Little Explorers offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However, Little Explorers offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.

Little Explorers, along with many other providers in the sector, closes for public holidays. If your scheduled booked day falls on public holidays, fees will still apply as staff and operating costs still need to be covered. The Australian Government's Child Care Benefit (CCB) covers up to 42 absence days a year, which includes public holidays. Therefore, unless you exceed this quota, you will be eligible for the CCB discount on public holidays. You are also able to use your holiday discount on these days (provided you have given the required two weeks' notice).

Yes, fees still apply for sick days, however your Centre Director may be able to arrange a make-up or swap day at their discretion. The Child Care Benefit will cover up to 42 absence days a year with no documentation and unlimited sick days if you're able to provide a medical certificate or similar.

Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However, Little Explorers offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.

There are two main subsidies offered by the Australian Government for which you may be eligible. These are the Child Care Rebate (CCR) and the Child Care Benefit (CCB). To find out if you are eligible for these subsidies visit the Department of Human Services website humanservices.gov.au

The CCB is a payment provided by the Australian Government that covers 24-50 hours of childcare per week. Eligible parents or guardians must:

  • Meet Australian residency requirements
  • Be enrolled/enrolling in an approved early learning centre (Little Explorer is one of these!)
  • Meet child immunisation conditions.
The amount of CCB you receive varies depending on your income, type of care, amount of care, number of children in care, and whether or not you pass the work, training and study test. This last test is about whether you (or your partner) use childcare due to a work or study commitment. If you do, you could be eligible for higher CCB payments.

The CCR is an assistance program designed to help working families with the cost of childcare. The rebate covers 50 percent of out-of-pocket expenses not covered by the CCB (up to $7,500 per year per child). In other words, it will help to bridge the gap between your total weekly fees and the amount CCB covers. You can choose to have the rebate paid directly to your child’s centre on a fortnightly basis, reducing your fortnightly fees. Or you can choose to have the rebate paid as a lump sum quarterly into your bank account. If you have a child in an approved centre (such as Little Explorers), are eligible for the CCB, and have passed the work, training, and study test, you’ll be eligible for the Child Care Rebate. There is no means test for the rebate.

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INFANT CARE

(Under 2 Years)

Young children need lots of love and extra special care and our Infant Care program provide just that for under 2-year-olds. Each dedicated infant room is a comfortable place filled with nurturing surroundings and loving care. 

Our program offers each child one-on-one and group activities, gentle play and safe exploration. It is stimulating to the development of young minds without being overwhelming.

Each infant's needs are different, so we have flexible routines for babies under 12 months. There are areas for sleep, relaxing and personal space and the opportunity for outdoor experiences in the fresh air. Moreover, you don’t miss out on all those little things that happen each day, your child has their own personal learning journal that captures their journey as it unfolds.

Teachers in our infant classrooms are committed to creating a safe and nurturing atmosphere where babies can explore and interact with their environment and peers in the classroom. Teachers will encourage and assist the children on Physical Development, Language/Literacy, Cognitive and General Knowledge, Approaches to Learning, Social/Emotional Development and Creative Arts using healthy interactions with other infants and adults.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup / water bottle
  • Sun hat / Winter hat
  • Changes of clothes
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream
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TODDLER CARE

(2-3 YEARS)

For a toddler, the world is a magical place, full of constant learning and exploration. When caring for toddlers we help facilitate that adventure along with positive emotional guidance helping them to understand the boundaries of their independence.

We help provide structure to little lives through a consistent routine, which includes free play, structured play, group times for music and language, and outdoor experiences. Our encouraging and nurturing staff are sensitive to the individual needs of each toddler’s social and emotional development. In addition, each child has their own personal learning journal, which helps you follow them on their exciting journey of self-discovery.

Teachers in our toddler classrooms focus on self-soothing and self-regulation techniques, promoting independence, motor-skill development and coordination. Curiosity and imagination are where the learning begins. The teacher will assess the children daily in the areas of Physical Development, Language/Literacy, Social/Emotional Development and Creative Arts.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup / water bottle
  • Sun hat / Winter hat
  • Changes of clothesComforters
  • Any medication or cream
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PRESCHOOL CARE

(3-5 YEARS)

As 3-year-olds start coming into their own, it’s important they have time and space to explore their independence in a safe and supportive environment. We help develop autonomy and an openness to learning.

We encourage respectfulness and nurture social development skills. Our structured yet flexible program provides lots of opportunities for individual and group learning in language, music, communications and problem-solving skills. And because children also have so much energy to burn, our exciting outdoor play areas offer plenty of room for active play. Your child will also have their own personal learning journal so you can see what they’ve been up to.

Our teachers will focus on helping the preschoolers explore and develop their sense of self. Our daily schedule provides consistency and flexibility with a good mix of Physical play, Social/Emotional Development, Language /Literacy, Approaches to Learning, Cognitive and General Knowledge Activities and Creative Arts. Our teachers will track your child’s progress through the child’s assessment portfolio system and daily communication tools.

School Readiness Program

Our school readiness program is aimed at preparing our young people for big school/kindergarten. We focus on helping children understand and deal with their emotions, to be able to initiate friendships and develop self-confidence and self-esteem. We know that social and emotional readiness will assist in a successful entry to school, allowing them to be effective learners.

Our school readiness program, with qualified teachers, offers a secure and encouraging environment for children to develop autonomy, focus on respectful relationships and understand social courtesies. We engage children with an individual, small group and whole group experiences and structured group sessions for discussion times, music and language. All activities are designed to be flexible and are focused on the learning experience rather than the academic outcome, while literacy and numeracy are introduced naturally through everyday experiences.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup / water bottle
  • Sun hat / Winter hat
  • Changes of clothes
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream