Enrolments are accepted with no discrimination of sex, race or religion. The Commonwealth Government regards children at risk of abuse or neglect as a priority group for access to quality child care. Other groups which have priority are families in crisis and families with work/training/studying related commitments.
Whilst Little Explorers wishes to offer care to all children, the centre must follow strict guidelines with regard to priority of access. Therefore, preference must be given to children within these priorities. These guidelines are set down by the government and are outlined in our Child Care Service Handbook 2018.
Children from diverse backgrounds and also children with differing and additional needs have access to our centre. Management and educators recognise that children and their development are best understood within the context of the family and culture. They understand that the quality of care and education provided to children depends on establishing close ties with parents and other family members. Quality early childhood programs are vital to families in their all important task of child rearing.
We encourage families to bring their children to the centre for an orientation process. This process is important for a successful introduction into care.
You may enrol your child at our centre by completing our Enrolment Forms and returning them, together with a bond. The bond is $150 for children enrolled in long day care and $50 for school age children. This bond is refunded when care for your child is no longer required.