Please make sure you collect your child before 6 o'clock in the evening. If you are late in picking up your child, we will have to pay staff overtime. Not only that, it inconveniences our staff, who have families and children of their own. Late collection after 6:00 pm will incur an extra fee of $10.00 per 5 minutes.
It is essential that you contact your centre if for any reason you cannot collect your child on time. We will call you if you are 10 minutes late to find out your expected arrival time. Failing that your emergency contacts will be phoned and asked to collect your child. If you have not collected your child by 6:30 pm and we cannot reach you or your emergency contact it becomes a mandatory reporting issue and we will inform the Department of Community Services.
Child Care Benefit (CCS) and the Child Care Management System (CCMS)
Both of our out of school hours centres are approved to offer CCS through the CCMS system. This means you no longer need to link your child to our service through Centrelink. If you have not received CCS before you will need to check your eligibility.
Prior to your child's enrolment, you will need to complete and lodge an application form with Centrelink. We appreciate that government applications can be complicated and are happy to help you through the processes.
If you know you are eligible to receive CCS you will need to show our centre:
- Enrolling guardian's CRN (customer reference number) and date of birth
- Enrolling child's CRN (customer reference number) and date of birth
- Proof of immunisation history statement
Additional information about child care assistance, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and the Childcare Management System (CCMS) can be found at the government's website