Days /Hours of Operation
The Centre is open Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year.
The Centre is not open on Public Holidays.
The Centre observes the Logan City Show Day Holiday not the Brisbane Exhibition Holiday.
The Centre opens at 6.30 am and closes at 6.30 pm
Types of Care
Long Day Care
Caters specifically for working parents/guardians. Care is available between the hours of 6.30 am to 6.30 pm. The Centre provides all meals during this time. Attendance must be booked and charges apply on a daily basis whether the child attends or not, or attends for a part of the day only. Staff in each age group run a development and/or educational program between the hours of 9.30 am and 3.00 pm
Before / After School Care.
The children in this program attend the Centre because their parents / guardians are unable to deliver them to school or pick them up after school, usually because of work commitments. The Before School program allows the children participate in indoor or outdoor activities. They are driven to school in the centre bus or car which leaves the Centre at approximately 8.00 am. In the After School program, children are provided with afternoon tea collected from their respective schools by the Centre bus and delivered to the Centre, arriving at approximately 2.55pm - 3.30 pm. After arriving back to the centre school children participate in programmed activities - sport, games, art, etc. The Centre’s aim is that the children enjoy their time with us. We are not a school and we do not do school work, although we may supervise homework. The Centre has the right to refuse care to a child whose behaviour is not appropriate, either on the bus or within the Centre.
Charges are made based on the following rates:
- Permanent Before School Care
- Permanent After School Care
- Permanent Before and After School Care
Vacation care is offered each school holiday period. It is necessary to book your child into this care, as spaces are limited because numbers at the Centre cannot exceed the licensed capacity. The children are in the care of a suitably qualified person who programs outdoor, indoor and craft activities and also excursions for the children. Our aim is to make the children’s holiday as enjoyable as possible. Charges are made on a daily basis. Preference is given to children who have Before and After School Care bookings.
We operate an OPEN DOOR POLICY, where parents and family are welcome into the Centre at ANYTIME. Parent participation sends strong positive messages to your child that you support them and are part of the child care environment. There are many levels of PARENT PARTICIPATION and we appreciate that time is of a premium for all parents, but we will be willing to accommodate any form of involvement you may desire to assist you and your child, which will ultimately benefit the whole Centre. The staff sincerely wishes for you and your child to be happy and feel welcomed at our Centre. Be aware that a three way relationship between parents, care givers and the child exists in this setting. Communication is a vital ingredient to the success of this partnership.
Child Care Benefit
What is Child Care Benefit?
Child Care Benefit is a payment from the Australian Government that helps you with the cost of your child care.
Who can get Child Care Benefit?
You can get Child Care Benefit if you are a parent, foster parent or grandparent with a child in your care who is attending child care services approved by, or registered with, the Government.
You can get Child Care Benefit if:
- you have a child in your care who meets the immunisation requirements (or have an exemption)
- you or your partner (if you have one) meet residency requirements (or have an exemption)
- your child attends approved or registered care and you have the liability to pay for the cost of your child care
- you meet the income test
Depending on your circumstances (e.g. what type of child care service you use and the number of hours) you may be entitled to Child Care Benefit. You should contact the Family Assistance Office for an accurate assessment. For information on Child Care benefit, please follow the link below to access the Family Assistance Office.