Frequently asked questions

Your childcare fees

Our daily fee of $123 per day includes:

  • High-quality education programs
  • Home-like care by dedicated educator
  • Safe indoor and outdoor play environments
  • Nutritious, fresh meals and snacks
  • Regular communication
  • Cot bedding for babies
  • A sun-safe hat
  • A drink cup or bottle

You may be eligible for a rebate of up to 85% of your childcare fees. More details can be found via Centrelink.

If you have any questions about your fees, please contact our office on (08) 8295 7844.

What should my child wear?

It’s best to send your child to care in comfortable clothes that can be easily managed by the child and educators (no tricky buckles or belts). Hooded jackets and jumpers can be hazardous, so we prefer children not to wear these. Your child will be involved in painting, crafting, mud play and other messy activities, so it’s best to send them in clothes that can get dirty.

Please ensure your child has dressed appropriately for the weather. Light cotton t-shirts with sleeves for sun protection in summer (no sleeveless tops or dresses, please). Sandals are permissible in the warmer months, but not thongs. Hats are provided by the centre, and your child is expected to wear their hat as part of our Sun Smart Policy. In cooler months, warmer layers are best, so they can be taken off as the day warms up. Outdoor wet weather clothing is encouraged for nature play.

Please ensure your child’s clothes are clearly labelled with their name.

What happens if my scheduled day falls on a public holiday?

If a public holiday falls on a day your child is booked into care, you are required to pay a half-fee for that day even though the centre will be closed.

Our centre closes for two weeks over the Christmas period. You are not required to pay fees during our annual closure.

Do I still need to pay for a scheduled day if my child is sick?

Yes, full-fees are still payable if your child is sick.

What happens when we go on holidays?

If your child is away from care due to a holiday, you still have to pay your usual fees. To ensure you receive your Child Care Subsidy during your holiday, you need to sign our attendance records to show your child was absent.

Do you offer a preschool/kindergarten program?

Yes we offer a preschool program for children from 4 -5 years of age in the Tarro Tarro Room.

Our preschool program is led by an Early Childhood Teacher and one qualified educator to every ten children.

We offer the same program run in kindergartens, early learning centres or stand-alone preschools.

Preschool is also called kindergarten.

What government rebates and benefits are available to families?

A Child Care Subsidy is provided by the Australian Government to help with the cost of childcare. The subsidy is available to eligible families using an approved child care service such as Camden Park Child Care Centre. You can apply for the Child Care Subsidy through your MyGov account. To ensure you receive Child Care Subsidy, you must sign your children in and out of care every day. For more information, visit education.gov.au/childcare.

What are the hours of operation?

We are open Monday to Friday 7.00am to 6.00pm. We are closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. We stay open 50 weeks of the year and close for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. You’ll receive a minimum of eight weeks’ written notice confirming the closure dates.

What food is provided?

Breakfast, cooked lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are all provided by the centre. The Centre has an experienced on-site cook and a qualified chef who plan and prepare a nutritious and varied vegetarian menu (this does include tuna dishes). Allergies are catered for by kitchen staff. The Centre has an experienced on-site cook and a qualified chef who plan and prepare a nutritious and varied vegetarian menu (this does include tuna dishes). Allergies are catered for by kitchen staff.