What we offer
- Places 60
- Ages 2-6 years
- Enrolment : Full and part-time
- Opening hours 7.00am - 6.00pm,
Monday to Friday,
50 weeks a year, excluding public holidays
Our Educators / Rooms / Ratios
Our Centre has four rooms
- Possums Room– 2 year olds
12 children with 3 Educators a Ratio of 1-4
- Lorikeet Room – Younger 3 year olds
12 children with – 2 Educators, a Ratio of 1-6
- Bilby Room – Older 3 year olds
13 children with 2 Educators, a Ratio of 1-6.5
- Wallaby Room – 4-5 years of age
23 children with 3 Educators, a Ratio of 1-7.6
Other programme support educators cover
- Lunch breaks.
- Room programming throughout the week.
- Annual Leave.
- Food preparation/WHS Officer
- Regular casuals to cover sick leave.
The centre is led by one Director and one Assistant Director / Admin.
Our Centre prides itself on having a high staff to child ratio over the whole centre that exceeds the minimum legislated requirements. We currently employ five Early Childhood Teachers and all other educators are Diploma or Certificate 111 trained.
We believe highly qualified staff and an above ratio of educators to children facilitates a rich and engaging quality programme for the children. The early years of a child’s life are their most formative and “Research shows quality education and care early in life leads to better health, education and employment outcomes later in life. The early years are critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn. Quality education and care shapes every child’s future and lays the foundation for development and learning.” (Explaining the National Quality Framework - ACECQA, 2016)
We provide four meals a day, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack. Our food is catered for by Kids Gourmet Food (KGF). KGF menus are designed to comply with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. These guidelines are vital to our annual development process and are reviewed to ensure they meet ACECQA criteria.
Please click HERE to view the Parent Information Brochure (Pdf)
Currently, fees are $112 per day for all age groups.
Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate
All the programs at South Coogee OOSH and the Learning Centre are approved for the purpose of Child Care Benefit (CCB) by Department of Human Services (Centrelink or Medicare Offices. To find out if your family is eligible for both the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the 50% Child Care Tax Rebate for out-for-pocket expenses refer to the Department of Human Services on 136 150 or go to the Department of Human Services website for more information on CCB or CCR. You will need to register for the benefit and rebate and directly inform them your child is commencing at our Centre.
The child care system changed from July 2018. As part of the changes, Child Care Benefit (CCB), the Child Care Rebate (CCR), Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA), Grandparent Child Care Benefit (GCCB) and the Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB) ceased on midnight 1 July 2018.
For more information about the new child care fee assistance programs please visit the link below: