We are very excited to welcome our new children and their families! 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 Little Peoples Community as seamless and stress-free as possible. We love to have our families come and visit before their commencement of care, and we have an orientation newsletter which outlines what you can expect from our curriculum and programs in 2024: Orientation Information _2023_24

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

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.servicesaustralia.gov.au/child-care-subsidy

Start Strong Funding – This fee relief is available to families through long day care services in the 2024 Start Strong for Long Day Care program. Visit this Government site for further information: Preschool fee relief in long day care

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 Little Peoples Community!