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  • What ages does The Learning Space cater for?
    We cater for children from 1 year to school age.
  • What are the operating hours?
    Operating hours are from 6:30am-6:30pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year. We're not open on weekends or public holidays
  • Do the children receive meals?
    We provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and sometimes breakfast and a late snack where required. We have own cook creating fresh, healthy meals for the children. A nutritious diet is vital for children’s development, so we make sure to provide meals that give children all the nutrients and energy they need. We encourage self feeding where appropriate.
  • Are nappies provided for babies and toddlers?
    Yes, however if your child requires a particular brand or type, we recommend supplying your own.
  • How much does it cost to send my child to The Learning Space?
    We have a set fee per day, however daily fees vary for individual families depending on how many days your child is in care. You may also be eligible for government subsidies that will make a difference to your fees. Talk to the Centre Director for a quote.
  • What happens if my scheduled day falls on a public holiday?
    Like most early learning centres, The Learning Space closes for public holidays. If your scheduled day falls on a public holiday, we still need to charge to cover staff costs. This is a sector-standard practice. Early learning professionals are entitled to be paid on public holidays as in other industries. The Australian Government’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS) covers up to 42 absence days a year, which includes public holidays. So unless you exceed this quota, you will be eligible for the CCS discount on public holidays. We can offer you a make up day in the same week based on availability, however this cannot be guaranteed.
  • Do I still need to pay for a scheduled day if my child is sick?
    Yes, The Learning Space needs to charge for sick days to cover operating costs. This is standard practice across the industry. The Child Care Subsidy will cover up to 42 absence days a year with no documentation and unlimited sick days if you’re able to provide a medical certificate or similar.
  • What happens when we go on holidays?
    Normal fees apply for all absences that fall on a usual day of attendance unless the family provides written consent two weeks in advance to be eligible for a holiday discount. Holiday discount is available for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments must be up to date to receive holiday discount.
  • What government rebates and benefits are available to families?
    The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. Child Care Subsidy Eligibility Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include: the age of the child (must be aged 13 or under and not attending secondary school, except in certain circumstances where an individual may be eligible for a child who does not meet this criteria, such as children with a disability or medical condition in certain circumstances) the child meeting immunisation requirements the individual, or their partner, meeting the residency requirements listed in the legislation. In addition, to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy the individual must be liable to pay for care provided, the care must be delivered in Australia by an approved child care provider, and not be part of a compulsory education program. Child Care Subsidy entitlement Combined annual family income Activity test – the activity level of both parents Service type – type of child care service and whether the child attends school The Child Care Subsidy is generally paid directly to service providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount. There is also targeted additional fee assistance for vulnerable families through the Child Care Safety Net. Families can get an estimate of what they may be entitled to by entering their details into the Department of Human Services Payment and Service Finder.


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