Frequently Asked Questions
Questions or queries that may assist you. Please ring (03)6228 0927 if you have more questions/queries, we would be pleased to help you.
Enquiring About Care
After you have submitted your enquiry form, we will:
- we will call you back
- discuss your child’s needs
- discuss days required
- arrange a tour and confirm start date
You can enrol online and book a tour or you can come to the centre and our Director will assist you and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Facilities & Provisions
We are open 52 weeks of the year. 6.30am till 6.30pm Monday to Friday, closed for public holidays
From six weeks to school age.
You can call the Family Assistance Office on 13 51 60 and asked to be assessed for CCB. If you are unsure our Director will help you in this regard.
Our centre does not provide meals. Parents need to supply a lunch box with morning and afternoon snacks such as fruit and sandwiches. The centre is a nut and egg aware centre and embodies the Eat Well Move Well goals.
Fees and Benefits
Government funding to assist parents with the cost of childcare is set to change on 2/7/2018. Funding for CCR abd CCB will be combined into one payment called the Childcare Subsidy.
The current payment of CCR and CCB of $7,500.00 will cease in July 2018.
The current payment for CCB covers 24 to 50 hours per week.
CCB will be combined with the CCR into one payment called the Childcare Subsidy as from 2/7/2018.
Normal fees apply for all absences (including Public Holidays) that fall on a usual day of attendance. However Goodstart offers a holiday discount for up to four weeks of care per financial year. Please note families need to provide written notification two weeks in advance to apply the holiday discount (25 per cent discount on the full fee). Under exceptional circumstances, holiday discount may be applied outside these requirements at the discretion of the Centre Director. Fee payments need to be up-to-date to receive the holiday discount.
The Government recognises that staff and operating cost still need to be paid on these days and continue to pay the Government subsidy on all public holidays even though the centre may be closed on public holidays.
There are currently 2 main subsidies offered, the CCR and CCB. These payments will be combined on 2/7/2018 and called the Child Care Subsidy.
The National Quality Framework (NQF) was the result of an agreement between all Australian State Governments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children.
The NQF introduced a new quality standard in 2012 to improve education and care across long daycare, family daycare, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a high, national benchmark for early childhood education and care.
The NQS brings together the 7 key quality areas that are important to outcomes for children:
- Educational program and practice
- Children’s health and safety
- Physical environment
- Staffing arrangements
- Relationships with children
- Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
- Leadership and service management
Learn more on the ACECQA website
The vision of the Early Years Learning Framework is the ‘All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’.
The framework is characterised by ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming‘ with 5 learning outcomes.
Play-based learning involves and develops from activities that children organise and explore to make sense of the world around them and understand their own social world as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Learn More
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Information for Parents
Hours of Operation
6.30am till 6.30pm – Monday to Friday
Open 52 weeks of the year
Closed for public holidays
Lenah Valley Childcare & Early Learning Centre | (03) 6228 0927
1 Wilks Road, Lenah Valley, Tasmania, 7008