FAQ

If you have any other questions please use our online form or call us at one of our centres.

    • Do the children receive meals?
      Answer:- St Mary’s Early Learning caters for all the necessary meals which are nutritionally balanced including morning tea, a delicious hot lunch, afternoon tea and late supper. Click here to see some of our nutritious meals.
    • What age groups does the Centre cater for?
      Answer:- The centre provides quality care to children from birth to school age. The centres provide a learning environment which is age/stage appropriate by dividing the children into three age groups. In addition, toddlers also have an individual cot room for rest time.
    • What do I need to bring?
      Answer:- – Labelled bag – Labelled change of clothing – Labelled milk bottles required for the day (If necessary) – Nappies – Labelled sun hat – Labelled bed linen * Rhodes provides bed linen and nappies
    • Is it affordable?
      Answer:- We believe that we can provide the highest standard of care at affordable prices. All parents are now entitled to Family Assistance regardless of their income. To find out what your entitlements are and how much you can save please contact us.
    • Will children from diverse cultural backgrounds fit in?
      Answer:- St Mary Early Learning welcomes individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The centre promotes a multicultural environment by adopting an anti-bias policy and approach to each individual of the centre. St Mary’s carries events such as Multicultural Day whereby each child and parent is encouraged to introduce to the centre a part of their culture through traditional clothing, a dish and so on.
    • What activities will my child have access to?
      Answer:- Our on-going children’s development program offers educational and recreational programs which are designed to optimise the creativity, mental and physical advancement of your child. Self expression is encouraged through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as music, arts and crafts. Children’s interests are supported and encouraged through individual and group stimuli from innovative computer learning to cooking experiences which can help in the development of concept skills all in the name of fun!
    • Do I have to pay if my child doesn’t attend because s/he is sick or is absent for other reasons and/or Public Holidays?
      Answer:- Yes, the centre holds the placement/vacancy for your child regardless of whether s/he is attending or not therefore payments must still be made. Centrelink will still cover the percentage you are entitled to even on absent/sick days/public holidays. You are entitled to up to 30 days of absent leave (excluding public holidays) for your child per Centrelink requirements, further to these 30 days, a doctor’s certificate would be required in order for them not to cut your child care benefit and 50% rebate.
    • How much notice is required, if my child is leaving the centre?
      Ans:- A minimum of two weeks written notice is required and the child must attend the final two weeks, unless a doctor’s certificate is provided. This will also ensure that your bond is refunded in full.

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