The fee includes access to a program prepared by our qualified staff, three meals a day, milk, Huggies nappies if required, sunscreen and organic linen for rest time. The centre also often arranges events and incursions for the children and families.
Each centre is individual in their approach and chooses activities based on the interests of the children. Yoga, language programs, Science programs, Zumba and Sporting groups, Nutrition Groups are some of the extra programs offered throughout the year at the discretion of each centre director.
Billy Kids is open for 51 Weeks per year. We close at the end of December for one week. Families are not charged during the closedown period and will be notified well in advance of the centre closing dates each year.
Yes, you can call the centre to make an appointment with the Director. Please do not visit the Centre without a prior appointment as there is lots of important learning taking place and we don’t like to rush our appointments with potential new families.
Although there is no minimum number of days you can enrol your child, we recommend that families enrol for a minimum of two days. We believe that children who only attend one day don’t gain the full benefits of our program and can take longer to adjust to the learning centre environment. Two days or more will allow the child to develop strong attachments to peers and staff.
Once families have been offered a position at the Centre, we ask for an initial payment of two weeks bond and two weeks fees in advance. If the enrolment is cancelled before the commencement date the full initial payment will be forfeited.
We believe in open communication with families. We like to have a chat with you in the morning or afternoon, or if you feel like there is a matter that should be discussed privately, we are happy to arrange an appointment with you.
We also like to provide families with an overview of your child’s development through the use of secure, online program. These generally include photographs with observations; samples of work and skill sets; daybooks and summaries of learning stories that have taken place throughout the year.
We ask that all families keep their children at home when they are ill and they notify the centre of any illnesses. This way we can keep all of our families up to date with any illnesses that may be circulating. If your child falls ill at Blueys, we will call you immediately and keep your child in a comfortable state until they can be collected.
We believe that we are preparing children not only for school but for life. In our program, we deliver the foundation for learning. We try to promote curiosity and a love of learning. Investigation, problem solving and team work are at the core of our program. Literacy, mathematics, concept knowledge and science concepts are promoted through play, discussions and interactions with children, books, peer learning and input from the community. Encouraging the development of social skills and emotional maturity are considered just as important in preparing the children for school.
Yes. Just contact the Director if you would like an additional day of care. If we have availability, you can book in for a casual care day. Alternatively, we have the facility to book in for casual hours of care.