Taigum Child Care Centre is a not-for-profit, church-based organisation that caters for children from 6 weeks to school entry age. The Centre opened on 12th January 2015 and offers child care services to the families of Taigum and surrounding communities. We pride ourselves on our friendly educators with genuine warmth and commitment to children in our care. Our Centre provides a safe and secure environment as an extension of each child’s’ family setting. We aim to ensure that your child feels happy, safe and secure in our environment. We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea to all children. All meals are nutritious and prepared fresh on premises each day by our wonderful chef, allowing for special dietary requirements. We offer a great range of activities throughout the year for our families and children. Some of these may include Light Blue Disco, Mothers & Fathers Day Activities & Experiences, BBQ Breakfasts, and our Annual Christmas Concert.
Our Centre Curriculum is based around the principles of play-based learning. We believe that children learn and develop through play. We provide experiences for children to enhance their skills through a variety of developmental areas. Children reach their potential through learning outcomes. Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to become life long learners. We encourage choice within our programs. Children are supported to choose what they would like to play with, learn about and participate in. Our staff engage with children in centre activities to assist in building children’s play skills.
We believe in an open-door policy that encourages families to spend time at our centre. Parents and family members are welcome to visit our centre and your child’s class to observe them through the day, play with the children, read stories, join group time or spend time participating in activities with the children. We hold events throughout the year that celebrate the families at our centre.
- Mothers day and fathers day events – such as afternoon tea
- Christmas Performance Evening
- Easter Bonnet Parade and afternoon tea
- Grandparents day
What We Provide
Meals – Our onsite Cook provides a balanced meal plan for children attending our service. We provide nutritious meals for the children throughout their day, which include: Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea. All meals are prepared at the centre using fresh ingredients.
Nappies – If your child uses nappies, we provide disposable nappies throughout each day of care. This is included in your child’s fees. Once your child is toilet trained and no longer requires the use of centre nappies, your fees will be altered accordingly.
Sunscreen & Insect Repellent – Sunscreen and insect repellent is regularly applied to the children in our care before going outside each day.
Days of Operation: Monday to Friday
Session Times Offered Daily: 7.30 am to 5.30 pm (10-hour session)
6.30 am to 6.30 pm (12-hour session)
Child Care Subsidy/ Child Care Rebate – The centre attracts government fee subsidy with the provision of Child Care Subsidy for eligible families. Families may also be eligible for the government’s child care rebate. To find out if you are eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS), contact Centrelink via the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 61 50.
The priority of Care – Placement of children via Priority of Care is in accordance with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) regulations. Priority of Care
- Child at risk
- A child whose family meets the work/study requirements.
- Any other child.
It is DEEWR policy, that should a family of a higher priority require care, that the child of 3. Any other child should vacate their place in lieu of the higher priority family.
Vacancies and Fees – Please contact us if you require information about availability and fee schedule.
Holding Fee – In order to secure your child’s place, we require a holding fee. Holding fees are required to be paid on return of paperwork. Once your child begins to care, this holding fee will be considered your first weeks fees. Please contact us if you require information on this Holding Fee.