Enrolment Information

Applications for enrolment are accepted at any time throughout the year subject to vacancies. Here is a link to our application await list form.

If you wish to enroll your child at our Centre, you will need to complete the enrolment/waiting list form. If no vacancies exist, your child will be placed on our waiting list until the day/s you require are available.

Once your child has been offered a position in the Centre an enrolment package will be forwarded to you to complete before your child’s first day.

If your child has any special needs, medical conditions or acute allergy, your child’s enrolment will be passed to your child’s Room Leader who will endeavor to accommodate your child’s specific needs within the Centre.

Enrolment is accepted once all forms are fully completed and returned within the specified timeframe and one (1) week’s fee has been paid.

Once your enrolment has been confirmed, your child’s details will be passed onto your child’s Team Leader to ensure they are expecting your child on their first day. Parents are encouraged to spend time with the Room Leader to ensure all aspects of the child’s education and care routine are communicated.

Interview

Pre-admission interviews are conducted, where possible, before your child/ren commence at the Centre. This enables you and your child/ren to view the Centre, meet the staff, familiarise yourselves with the new environment and fill out the enrolment form and any additional forms/consents.

Priority of Access

The Australian Government has “Priority of Access” guidelines that apply to approved childcare services where there is a waitlist for places. The priorities are listed below and we MUST adhere to them

When filling vacant places, we fill our places according to the following priorities:

Priority 1: a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect.

Priority 2: a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy the work, training, study test.

Priority 3: any other child.

Within these main Priority categories, priority should also be given to children in:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

  • Families which include a disabled person

  • Families on lower incomes

  • Families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • Socially isolated families

  • Single parent families

WWEYCC also has internal priority of access principles that reflect priority for five days per week care, children of people working at WWEYCC; siblings of children already in care and children in part-week care who are moving to full-time care.

Fees 2017

 

6 weeks to 2 years $96 per day per child (Nappies and all meals included)

2-3 years $90 per day/per child (Nappies and all meals included)

3-5 years $86 per day /per child (All meals included)

 

Child Care Benefit (CCB)

What is Child Care Benefit?

Child Care Benefit is a payment from the Australian Government that helps you will the cost of your childcare.

Who can get Child Care Benefit?

You can get Child Care Benefit if you are a parent, foster parent or grandparent with a child in your care who is attending childcare services approved by, or registered with the Government.

You can Child Care Benefit if:

  • you have a child in your care who meets the immunisation requirements [1] (or have an exemption)

  • you or your partner (if you have one) meet residency requirement [2] (or have an exemption)

  • your child attends approved [3] or registered care [4] and you have the ability to pay for the cost of your child care

  • you meet the income test

How much child Care Benefit can I get?

The amount you get depends on your circumstances:

  • the type of care you use (approved or registered)

  • your income

  • the amount of care you use

  • the reason you are using care and

  • the number of children you have care

How can I get Child Care Benefit?

You can claim Child Care Benefit by completing and lodging a claim at any Family Assistance Office, located at Centrelink Customer Service Centres and Medicare Australia shop-fronts or by using online services. Note: you need to claim for Child Care Benefit even if you are assessed at the zero rate so that you can also receive you Child Care Rebate.

If you receive Family Tax Benefit as a fortnightly payment, you can lodge a claim for Child Care Benefit by calling 136150. For more information regarding how Child Care Benefit can be paid, see payment options.

What if my child is absent from childcare?

Child Care Benefits can be paid in some situations if you are charged for child care when you child absent. Child Care Benefit is paid for up to 42 absences for each child per financial year across all approved child care services except Occasional Care. These absence days can be taken for any reason with no evidence required. Please talk to your childcare provider regarding the absence policy detail. Child Care Benefit is also paid for additional absences above the 42 days for certain reasons. There is no limit on these days but supporting documentation may be required. Please talk to your childcare provider regarding the additional absence policy detail and any supporting document requirements.

The Child Care Rebate

The Child Care Rebate helps working families with the cost of childcare. The Child Care Rebate covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child care expenses for approved childcare up to the annual cap. From July 2010, the Child Care Rebate annual cap will be $7500 per child per year, subject to the passage of legislation.

There are certain requirements you must meet to get the Child Care Rebate

You must have:

  • Used approved child care during the year;

  • Been eligible for Child Care Benefit (entitled at a rate of zero or more)*

  • Passed the Child Care Benefit work, training, study test [3] (for the purpose of the rebate)

#Note: There is no income test for the Child Care Rebate. If you are eligible for Child Care Benefit, but your Child Care Benefit entitlement is zero due to income, you are still eligible for the Child Care Rebate.

How much Child Care Tax Rebate can I be paid?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can get 50 per cent of your out-of-pocket expenses for approved care up to the annual cap. From July 2010, the Child Care Rebate annual cap will be $7500 per child per year, subject to the passage of legislation. Out-of-pocket expenses are the total fees you had to pay for child care expenses for approved care [4] less the amount of Child Care Benefit and Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance [5] (if applicable) you receive.