Thank you to all the mums, grandmothers and aunties that attended our Mother’s Day afternoon tea. 


All staff have recently completed a Child Protection course.  The workshop covered child protection and personal safety with a focus on Masons Law.  Early childhood education and care workers will be compelled by law to report suspected child abuse cases from July this year, after Queensland’s Parliament passed the “Mason’s Law” legislation last year.


We are in the process of updating our Centre’s website.  It will have more information and look much more professional which will help with advertising our Centre. To view our website please go to:


We now have a Street Library in the Centre.  We invite parents and children to share the joys of reading and creating lasting connections inside the Centre.  Street Libraries are a window into the mind of a community.  Books come and go – no-one needs to check them in or out.  People can simply reach in and take a book that interests them and when they have read the book, return them or pass them on to friends.  If anyone has a book or two suitable for adults or children that they think others might enjoy, please pop it into our Street Library in our Centre foyer.

Thanks to the Senior Kindy staff who suggested the Street Library as part of their literary program.


Below is an explanation of Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate if any parents are having difficulty understanding the system.

A family subsidy (Child Care Benefit) is available from the Family Assistance Office.  The Family Assistance Office will assess parents to determine the amount of assistance each family will receive.  The assistance may be claimed at a reduced Centre Fee or at the end of the financial year.  Every family, regardless of their income is entitled to the assistance.

The Child Care Rebate covers 50% of out-of-pocket expenses up to a maximum amount each year.  The Child Care Rebate is not income tested.  If you are claiming Child Care Benefit, you are eligible for the Child Care Rebate if you meet a ‘work study’ test.


Please be aware that the Centre closes at 5.30 p.m.   In accordance with our Licence, we are not permitted to have children at the Centre after 5.30 p.m.  Late fees will be charged to your account if you do arrive after that time.


When should your child not attend the Centre:-

A day at kindy is a busy and demanding day for little people’s bodies and minds.  Staff and the Centre are not equipped to care for sick children.  To try and prevent the spread of disease please monitor your child’s health and watch for-

  • High temperatures
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • A green runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Persistent coughing

If your child does display any of these signs, please do not bring them into the Centre… and please DO NOT dose them up with Panadol etc. and expect them to last the day.  You will be called to collect your child as soon as the medication wears off.  It is extremely important to let staff know if they have had medication before coming into the Centre.  Also please remember it is Centre policy that children are not brought to the Centre within 24 hours of starting antibiotics or having an immunisation.


We are still waiting on quite a few Immunisation Certificates to be brought in for children.  You can obtain a copy of your certificate through the Medicare office.  Please check with our office staff if you are not sure if you have supplied us with your child’s Certificate.


Policies and procedures are available for families to read and suggestions are welcomed.  A hard copy is kept in the office or can be viewed electronically.  This year we have currently reviewed Quality Area 1 – Educational Program and Practice, and Quality Area 2 – Children’s Health and Safety