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Please note, enrolment forms must be completed in full and signed by the child’s carer. Submitting an enrolment form does not guarantee that your child has been accepted as waiting lists may apply. Once your enrolment form is processed, one of our friendly staff will get in touch and you will be required to pay a one-off enrolment fee of $50 per child to secure your booking and to cover administrative costs.
Alphabeta services are approved to pass on reductions in Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate under the Department of Human Services scheme. However, you will need to check your eligibility with the Department of Human Services. We are also able to calculate your reductions and adjust fees accordingly once we receive the individual CRNs for your child.
We offer the convenience of direct debit payments from a nominated bank account or credit card.
No cash is accepted or left on any premises.
Each session fee (before school care, after school care, vacation care, pupil free day) includes the cost of carers, activities, plus snacks (eg: morning and afternoon tea) where applicable.
The fee also covers access to indoor and outdoor play equipment, access to computers and internet connectivity and educational resources such as online subscriptions, games and reading material.
We offer a variety of different play equipment (crafts, art supplies, games, books, sports equipment etc) to cater for different interests.
We also offer enrichment activities at some of our services at no cost. During vacation care, we ask parents to provide lunch for their children as the activities programs are varied, ranging from in-house activities (indoor / outdoor and incursions) and excursions. At Alphabeta the vacation daily fee is packaged to allow costs of activities to be more affordable under CCB/CCR.
All of our meals are planned based on the new national guidelines for Healthy Eating. Our menus are tailored to services and include a variety of hot and cold snacks such as seasonal fruits, yoghurt, sandwiches / wraps / melts, pasta bakes, fresh vegetables and dips. We also offer light milk alternatives and water.
We ask parents to provide a packed lunch for their child for vacation care and pupil free days only.
Our services also cater for children with food allergies or specific dietary requirements, offering an alternative menu for these children.
The new Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia are based around promoting balanced healthy eating in OOSH services. They recommend that children consume different food types in appropriate amounts to obtain all the required nutrients without excess energy intake. The guidelines also show new daily serving recommendations for food categories based on age ranges (eg. 4-7 yrs, 8-11 yrs and 12-18 yrs). As caregivers, our Educators have a great opportunity to be role models of positive behaviour and healthy lifestyles.
Our service supports the new guidelines and will encourage children to:
Our service will show care to:
We work hard on developing our menus and we encourage our centres to grow their own vegetables. This allows the children to get involved in growing the food they eat, learn about the growth cycle and gives them the opportunity to learn how food can be used in recipes – taking a more holistic approach to promoting a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Your child can attend a service even if they are not enrolled in the school provided that there is no waiting list and that they meet a certain priority.
Sometimes there may be a waiting list for OOSH services and to ensure the system is fair, we abide by the “Priority of Access Guidelines” set by the Australian Government. These guidelines are applicable to all Child Care Benefit (CCB) approved service providers except for those operating employer sponsored child care services.
Within these main categories priority should also be given to the following children: