Frequent Questions for Parents About Our Child Care Centre
To secure your position at Karratha Early learning you are required to pay :
- One week advance payment
- One week Bond payment
- Enrolment fee – includes Hat – T-shirt and Storypark profile
- Long day care $122 per day
- Full time care $558 per week
- Short day care $92 per day
- Holiday Fee $70 per day – if you provide 3 weeks written notice at Hello@Karrathaearlyleanring.com.au
Out of school care
- Before school care $20 per morning
- After school care $45 per afternoon
- Vacation care $115 per day
Casual days book and pay for only the days you require care.
- Freshly Cooked Nutritious Meals
- Nappies & Wipes
- Variety of Extra Curricular activities and experiences
Yes, we recommend a minimum of 2 days as we believe your child will benefit from building strong trusting relationships with their educators and peers and settle in more quickly the more frequently they attend.
Yes, to aid in the payment of childcare fees, the Department of Human Services has provided access to Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate for eligible families. Parents, please note it is your responsibility to apply for these schemes with the Family Assistance Office on 136 150. Once CCB/CCR 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 benefit/rebate 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.
On enrolment you will be provided with one t-shirt a Hat. To protect your own cloths we would encourage you to wear the uniform you can purchase additional t-shirts please see our director.
We only cater for Baynton West Primary school, which is conveniently located directly across the road from the centre, making this a very safe and easy option from families within the Estate. Its also an enjoyable experience for children with only children from the local area attending the centre. And a smooth transition for our Pre-kindy children to go to school when they are ready.
Yes, we welcome children from Baynton West Primary school to the centre on their days off from Kindy – these children join our pre-kindy classroom during term and some attend our vacation care program over the holidays.
Yes, we have completed the approval process with Asthma Western Australia. Our staff are also qualified in Asthma care.
Yes, we are an approved Sun Smart centre. Additionally we are the only centre in town to have all out door play areas fully under covered providing more protection for your child.
FAQ regarding our Waitlist
Please complete the ‘application at “My family lounge” you can put your suggested start date in your application – this can be updated by you whenever you need, by using the “My family lounge APP”.
We encourage you to come down to Karratha Early Learning as much as you like prior to starting and we can keep you updated on what positions are available.
We welcome all families to visit us as this is a great chance to view the facilities we have on offer and to meet the amazing team however we ask that you attend Karratha Early Learning before or after rest time, so you and your child are able to experience the centre when the children are awake. Best times would be before 11.30am or after 2.00pm.. This is to ensure we do not disrupt the children and individual routines. To book a tour please click on the “book a tour” button or just pop in we are here are can’t wait to meet you!
No, there is no fee for joining the waitlist.
Yes, when you join our waitlist you can simply list your unborn child’s name as ‘Baby’ with their ‘Surname’ and list your predicted date of delivery as their date of birth. Once your baby is born you can log back into your account via the “APP” to update your details.
At anytime you want to change your waitlist to a request to enrol, you just need to log back into the “APP” and update your details OR pop down and have a chat with us, we would be more than happy to confirm your enrolment when you are ready to join the centre!
Yes, however if you provide 3 weeks written notice to Hello@karrathaealrylearning.
3 weeks written notice.
Yes. Please express your interest of transfer of enrolment in writing at Hello@Karrathaearlylearning.
Transitions into another classroom are decided based on several factors. This is a collaborative decision to ensure it is the best time for the child and they are ready to venture onto more challenges and experiences. There will usually be a general move to the next classroom as your child becomes older at the beginning of each school year but this will be thoroughly communicated prior to the transition. In some cases we can consider with the parent and educator involvement a transition to the new room 6 months before the required age of the new classroom. There are several steps that need to be completed to ensure your child’s success in the new room.
The ratios of adults to children are regulated by the Government, and differ from state to state, as shown below.
0-2 years: 1:4
2-3 years: 1:5
3-5 years: 1:10
5- 12 years: 1:10
All fees are to be paid via Ezidebit weekly. At enrolment we will supply you with a direct debit form and you can elect to pay your weekly fees by credit card or direct debit. You can change your billing details at any time by notifying our director at Karratha Early Learning please email Hello@karrathaearlylearning.
Yes you will have to pay for public holidays if it’s your normal day to attend care.
Due to the data we receive from Centrelink and the Department of Human Services sometimes amounts fluctuate in regards to your Child Care Benefit and your Child Care Rebate dependant on your eligibility. This is triggered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) which we unfortunately have no control over. We are always happy to answer your questions as best as we can.