Seek and you shall find
Our centre is addressed number 1 Seymour street and this location is number one for many reasons. We’re in an idyllic position for access, amenities and all the wonders that the Tweed has abundant.
Just minutes off the M1 Pacific Motorway, you can exit Kennedy Drive or Kirkwood Road heading South or Minjungbal Drive heading North. Only minutes up the road from the Tweed City Shopping Centre and right behind McDonalds and Dan Murphy’s, you can also fill up at the Coles Express Service Station or the Next Door Espresso pretty much on our doorstep.
Pick-up and Drop-off for the whole clan becomes easy with the Tweed Heads South Public School and Lindersfarne Anglican Junior Campus, walking distance. Hidden between Terranora Creek and the Tweed River we enjoy the natural wildlife sights and sounds as well as the cool ocean breeze in summer.
Handy lifestyle spaces adjacent, like the Arkinstall Park with their Netball courts and Football fields as well as the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre around the corner make our part of the world a buzz of activity. We are also fortunate to have the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural centre close by.
Helpful Information & Tips
Affordability varies from family to family, but it doesn’t have to prevent your child from attending a beautiful, intimate and high-quality service
We personally assist all families in understanding, applying and keeping track of all Child Care Subsidy (CCS) eligibilities. Our goal is to welcome every child into a centre that promotes excellence, family values, engagement and the place and maximum growth, learning and individual wellbeing.
The CCS is financial assistance provided by the Commonwealth Government to approved child care centres, family day care schemes, registered carers, outside school hour’s programs and occasional care services. This subsidy is ‘means tested’ and managed by the Family Assistance Office (FAO).
If you receive approval for CCS, you’ll pay less out-of-pocket for child care fees. On top of that we will look at each family as individually and use our flexible hour fee scheme to ensure that each and every one receives the maximum CCS cover possible. That means- less fees for families each week.
Basic Eligibility for Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
To be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy the following requirements must be met:
The Child Must:
- be a ‘Family Tax Benefit’ child or ‘regular child care’ and
- be 13 years or under and not attending secondary school and
- meets immunisation requirements
The person claiming the Child Care Subsidy, or their partner, must
- meet the residency requirements and
- meet the Child Care Subsidy activity test ( or be eligible for an exemption) and
- be liable to pay for the care provided under a Complying Written Arrangement (their written agreement) with their child care provider
To see if you qualify for fee assistance, complete the following:
Is your responsibility to apply for the CCS with the Family Assistance Office on 136 150. Once CCS is approved, you will need to provide the Centre with your Customer Reference Number (CRN) and date of birth (DOB) along with your child’s CRN and DOB so a formal enrolment can be made. Your subsidy will then be subtracted from the full fees owing, leaving a gap fee which is the amount families pay to the Centre, meaning less out of pocket expense.
What will I need to provide in order to secure my enrolment?
First of all- call us and have a chat. We believe in face to face contact. We love meeting our potential clients- families and children. Ask us lots of questions. Make a time to come and have a tour of our beautiful service. Meet each educator and spend some one to one time with the potential teacher of your child’s classroom. Let them guide you through the routines, the program, communication availabilities, learning documentation, digital information sharing strategies ang one to one information sharing.
Let us help you navigate your way through a sometimes-complex enrolment and Childcare subsidy system.
We will organise orientation and transition programs that assist with the family and the child slowly immersing themselves within the early learning landscape. We have close to 30 years’ experience within the industry and centre management- so we a vast catalogue of experience in helping EVERYONE through this new beginning.
The Paper trail
Families will receive both digital and paper information in regards to enrolment. There is a certain amount of information required from a regulatory perspective that we must collect prior to each child starting. We will assist you with all this -each and every step.
Online Booking enquiries, waiting lists and enrolments are available through our Qikkids software. Families will also receive Family Handbooks which outlines more detailed information about our service. It also includes key information about our polies, Vison and Values, community connections, fee schedule, childcare benefits/rebates and method of payment. There are several important documents in our enrolment pack that we ask you to complete and return to confirm your enrolment.
- Enrolment Form-Online
- Sharing information …about Me and Home routines
- Ezidebit Form- fee payment method
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Immunisation
- Confirmation of child’s Centrelink CRN and CCS information
- Action plan for asthma, anaphylaxis and/or allergic reaction if applicable
- Medical Management Plans
- Court orders/ Parenting agreements
We want you to stay informed during each step of your child’s day and experiences, especially in regard to their learning, development and special moments.
Kindy Hub is a digital portal that allows you to follow your child’s learning journey and revisit and relive treasured memories at any time. It’s one of many tools we use to document children’s learning, share moments of your child’s day and communicate with families from the classroom and office.
Never Miss a Thing
With our use of the Kindy Hub app, you’ll be in-the-know about your child’s day and individual learning journey. Each day we will write a daily reflection that will share an overview of the day. We will capture both large, small group and individual experiences, correspond these with you each day and share information with you in a quick, easy, informative and interactive manner. On one platform, you will be able to read, share and correspond with the service, class teacher and office. We document your child’s experiences through observation, learning stories and other information gathering methods and enable families to access these quickly and instantaneously. Best of all…we open up a two-way positive method of communication.
All families will have access to Kindy Hub. Parents are the administrators of their child’s account and you are able to invite family and friends anywhere to follow in your child’s learning – perfect for families and friends who may live a distance away. Everyone you choose, can enjoy witnessing your child’s milestones and fun!