We are very excited to welcome our new children for 2022! However, we understand that starting child care can be a stressful time for both our new children and their parents. Therefore, our aim is to make your transition into our Oxford Community as seamless and stress-free as possible. We love to have our families come and visit before their commencement of care, but unfortunately due to current restrictions set by the Department of Education at this time we cannot make plans for an orientation event. However, we have an orientation newsletter which outlines what you can expect from our curriculum and programs in 2022: Orientation Information_2021_22.

We’ve also compiled a few of our favourite resources below to help you prepare for this new exciting time!

  • Preparing for childcare, where to start? Have a read of this fact sheet: Starting at an early learning service. It can help answer some of the most frequently asked by new families of where and how to start putting their child into care.
  • ‘What should my child wear?’ is one of the most commonly asked questions by parents, so we have found this handy fact sheet to answer all those questions for you:  What children wear to child care?
  • Building strong links between home and child care services is a great quick read of the benefits of having a similar routine at home and in child care. Having these harmonious routines can help relieve their anxieties about coming to their centre.
  • Our childcare centre’s programs are based on the Early Years Learning Framework, with a focus on Belonging, Being & Becoming: EYLF_Information for families

Now that we’ve got the children sorted, what about the parents?

From our friendly accounts team, these resources have been compiled to assist families with some your most frequently asked questions:

Child Care Subsidy – what is it? The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. Visit this Government site for further information: https://www.dese.gov.au/child-care-package/child-care-subsidy

Fact Sheets:

  • Key information of the Child Care Subsidy being the main type of assistance that most families will use. WHAT IS THE CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
  • Key Information on the activity test which ensures that subsidised child care is available to support families who rely on child care to work, train, study, volunteer or do other recognised activities. CHILD CARE SUBSIDY ACTIVITY TEST
  • Information on absences for eligible families who are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year under the Child Care Subsidy. ABSENCES FROM CHILDCARE
  • Key Information about Child Care Subsidy immunisation requirements. IMMUNISATION

 

And as always, our educators are a brilliant source of information. If you have any questions please feel free to call your child’s educator, or our helpful Head Office team on 024261 1833.

We look forward to you and your child joining our Oxford Community!