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About our service

General information

Kids on Campus Childcare Centre is a licensed and registered long day care centre with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). Our service is currently licensed to cater for 154 children per day, and offers the full range of Government subsidies from Centrelink to all eligible families using our centre.

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Kids on Campus is a Long Day Care non-profit organisation, with provisions to care for a limited number of school-aged children, and also provides a vacation program during school holidays. All meals, drinks, nappies and linen are provided for the children each day.

The educators at Kids on Campus continually monitor their programming methods to ensure high quality programs are offered to the children at all times. Programs consist of daily programs and experiences, and specialised programs.

Family involvement is valued and promoted, with all parents welcome to spend time with their children throughout the day. Involvement is appreciated, which may include participating in our programs, ideas and/or suggestions. Great emphasis and importance is placed on communication to and from parents about their children, centre policies, or service operation.

Hours of operation

Our service operates Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6.00pm. Kids on Campus is closed on the following public holidays:

  • Australia Day - 26 January
  • Victorian Labour Day - second Monday in March
  • Easter - Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day - 25 April
  • Queen's Birthday - second Monday in June
  • Melbourne Cup Day - first Tuesday in November
  • Christmas and New Year Break
  • AFL Grand Final Eve.

Fees are charged as normal for all public holidays.

Our educators

We pride ourselves on having exceptionally highly qualified and motivated educators who ensure quality care and early childhood education is maintained at all times. Our programs are planned and implemented by diploma-qualified staff and are overseen by a qualified teacher. We have a number of qualified staff with the Diploma of Children's Services and the Certificate III in Children's Services. Staff at Kids on Campus are also committed to ongoing professional development and self-evaluation. Our kindergarten program is implemented by a university-qualified early childhood teacher.

Parent communication

Any information parents provide about their child helps our educators program effectively for all the children’s needs. To keep you informed about the centre's day-to-day activities there are various communication strategies and procedures in place.

Educators are available to greet you and your child on arrival. When collecting children, please speak to our educators to find out about the child’s day. Information is kept in a variety of written formats according to your child’s age. All permanent children are allocated a communication/information pocket located near the room entrance. Please check it daily for notes, newsletters, accounts and receipts.

Student placements

Kids on Campus strongly supports the industry-based training of students in the various disciplines of Early Childhood Studies. We accommodate students on their practical placements. Students completing practical components of their study at our service are not counted in our staff:child ratio.

Fee structure

Effective January 2017

Service Provided

Fee

Long Day Care / Kinder
Daily rate 7.30am-6pm

 $95

Long Day Care / Kinder
Second child daily rate 

 $88

Long Day Care / Kinder
Full-time rate (Monday to Friday) 

 $440

Long Day Care / Kinder
Second child full-time rate 

 $415

3 Hour Session, AM or PM (conditions apply)

 $60

Vacation Care

 $95

Government benefits

All government benefits are available to eligible families at Kids On Campus.

  • Child Care Benefit (CCB%) The Commonwealth Government offers assistance to all families. Phone the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 136 150 to arrange for an income assessment before your child commences childcare.
  • 50% Child Care Rebate Some families will be eligible for the 50% tax rebate for out-of-pocket childcare expenses. Eligibility for this rebate is assessed by the Family Assistance Office (FAO). Contact the FAO for more information.
  • JET Assistance This program is implemented by the Commonwealth Government to assist low-incomes families who are studying, training or looking for employment.