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Are you part of a bigger group of child care centres?

No, we are a standalone, long day care centre, owned and operated by the Uniting Church.

What are your opening hours?

We are open from 7.30am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year.

How much are the fees?

Our fees are $140 per day for 0 – 2 year olds and $135 per day for 2 – 6 year olds. Child care subsidy may also apply. (For existing families at our centre a 10% surcharge will be applied for casual days booked)

What is included in the fees?

We provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack – and plenty of fun!

Are fees payable on public holidays?

Yes. This is necessary to cover our operating costs, including staff wages.

Do you offer additional activities that my child can participate in?

Yes, the centre offers non-compulsory, regular incursions from external providers at an extra cost. These include Happy Feet Fitness, Terry’s Tennis and Jungle Sports.

Can I book my child in part-time?

Yes, we provide part-time and full-time places. Depending on availability, children can attend from one to five days per week.

Do you take casual bookings?

We can only accept casual bookings if a space becomes available due to a child with a permanent booking not attending. This can’t be guaranteed.

Are you open over the holidays?

The centre is closed on public holidays and for the week between Christmas and New Year. We remain open during weekdays over all other school holiday periods.

My child is already six years old and at school – can they attend child care in the school holidays?

Casual bookings are allowed if a space is available. This is conditional on a child with a permanent spot being away, and is not guaranteed.

How many rooms do you have?

We currently have four rooms – babies, toddlers, pre-kinders and kindy. All our rooms are staffed with qualified, early childhood professionals, and above-award child/staff ratios.

How early do I need to enrol?

As early as possible! We have a waiting list, particularly for babies. There is better availability in the 2 to 5 year old age group, although we recommend enrolling early to ensure you get the day/s you want.

Do I have to be a member of the Uniting Church to use the centre?

No, we warmly welcome all children and their families, regardless of faith, culture and family background.

Will my child receive religious instruction?

Our philosophy is based on our Christian values, but we do not teach religion. Around Easter and Christmas, members of the church will visit and read the Easter and Christmas stories. We seek permission from families for this in advance.

What do I need to bring?

Please BYO nappies, baby formula, any special dietary requirements, and a box of tissues each quarter.

Do you invite parent involvement?

Absolutely.  Listening and working together with parents creates a better environment for children. We use various strategies to seek input and involvement, such as our suggestion box, parent surveys, newsletters and support seminars.

How long have you been operating?

We opened in 1993, and are the longest standing child care provider in South Perth.

What difference does it make being part of the church community?

As a not-for-profit centre, we’re focused primarily on providing a high standard of child care – not maximising our income. We also seek to provide holistic support. Pastoral care is available to families if they request it.

Who sits on the management committee?

Our management committee consists of members of the church, families from the centre, staff and community members.

I’m a qualified early childhood educator. Can I work with you?

We have a very low turnover of staff but from time to time vacancies do arise. We advertise when a position becomes available, but feel free to contact us – we often receive requests from people wanting to work with us.