Welcome to Carmichael Kids. You can download a digital version of our handbook and application form below:
It’s our aim to provide an environment that helps children to be comfortable in their surroundings, feel confident in their abilities and to make meaning from the world around them.
As Early Childhood Educators we believe that it’s our role to provide children of all stages and backgrounds with a caring and supportive environment which will give each child the tools and skills to become great individuals.
We believe all children deserve equal opportunities and will aim to support children’s physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs through a range of planned and spontaneous play experiences in group and individual settings.
At Carmichael Kids we believe your child is a unique and special gift from God. We believe in teaching the values of love, kindness, patience, dependability and trust – which are modeled by loving parents, educators and members of the community.
The Centre consists of 7 rooms:
NURSERY – Ages 6weeks – 15mths
TODDLERS – 15mths to 2 years
JUNIORS 1 – Ages 2-3 years
JUNIORS 2 – Ages 2-3 years
KINDERGARTEN YELLOW – Ages 3-5 years
KINDERGARTEN GREEN – Ages 4-5 years
KINDERGARTEN ORANGE – Ages 4-5 years
(year before Prep only)
Rooms are set up in a way that provides children of the same age to be in a group which best suits their developmental stage.
Placements will be discussed with Parents on enrolment.
$30 Enrolment Fee (includes centre hat)
BOND: 2 weeks fees paid before commencement
DAY CARE AND EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
All food is provided. Linen and nappies are only provided for the Nursery, Toddlers and Juniors room (if paying the higher rate)
Nursery – $89 p/day
Toddlers – $89 p/day
Juniors – $85/$89** p/day
Kindergarten – $85 p/day
** Fee will be determined by Educational Leaders on toilet training status**
Holiday bookings are charged at 1/2 fees. Parents/guardians must give 2 weeks written notice to get the discounted price. Parents of children in the kindergarten program who have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card are eligible for an extra rebate on fees.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Prep to Year 6 – Afternoon tea is provided
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE – $17 p/session
HOLIDAY FEE – $8.50 (48hrs notice required)
AFTER SCHOOL CARE – $26 p/session
HOLIDAY FEE – $13 (48hrs notice required)
VACATION CARE CENTRE DAY – $58 p/day
INCURSION DAY – $73 p/day
*Parents must give 2 weeks written notice for the holiday fee. Children booked into vacation care will not be charged BSC/ASC holiday rates at the same time.
** All meals provided for Vacation Care children.
CANCELLATION OF BOOKINGS 48 hours notice is required for the holiday fee to apply. A limit of 42 days absence per financial year, which includes holidays, sick days, and occasional absences. After these 42 days, Child Care Benefit can’t be claimed for absences and full fees must be paid. Absences will appear on your statements.
Carmichael Kids Child Care and Early Learning Centre aims to use appropriate strategies to guide children to recognise, manage and learn from their behaviours and express their emotions in positive, non-threatening and productive ways.
Acceptable forms of behaviour will be encouraged by using strategies that build childrens confidence and self esteem.
Carers will promote realistic play and behaviour limits that guide childrens safety and security rather than curb their play experiences, curiosity or creativity.
When a child is experiencing difficulty developing appropriate behaviours, parents/guardians will be consulted and asked to collaborate with staff to develop and implement an individual management plan.
The Centre is committed to ongoing professional development for staff in the area of behaviour guidance.
Ongoing support for families in the area of behaviour guidance will include the use of external agencies if required.
Carmichael Kids Early Learning Centre will ensure that the working environment supports the emotional and mental well being of staff, as well as the childs need for positive behaviour guidance strategies.
Contact Carmichael Kids
P: (07) 5431 1200
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