FAQ’s

What ages does Super Kids Child Care cater for?

We cater for children aged from six weeks old to school age.

 

What are the operating hours?

Super Kids Child Care is open from 7:00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year. We’re not open on weekends or public holidays.

 

Do the children receive meals?

We provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and sometimes breakfast and a late snack where required. We have our own cook creating fresh, healthy meals for the children. A nutritious diet is vital for children’s development, so we make sure to provide meals that give children all the nutrients and energy they need. Children love to eat together, so the meal times at a centre are always fun!

 

How much does it cost to send my child to Super Kids Child Care Centre?

Daily fees vary depending on what room they are in. You may also be eligible for government subsidies that will make a difference to your fees. Feel free to Contact Us for an estimate.

 

What government rebates and benefits are available to families?

There are two main subsidies offered by the Australian Government for which you may be eligible. These are Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR). Contact Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for either of these subsidies and to what amount.

 

What is the Child Care Benefit (CCB)?

The CCB is a payment provided by the Australian Government that covers 24-50 hours of childcare per week. Eligible parents or guardians must:

  • Meet Australian residency requirements
  • Be enrolled/enrolling in an approved early learning centre (Super Kids Child Care is one of these!)
  • Meet child immunisation conditions.

The amount of CCB you receive varies depending on your income, type of care, amount of care, number of children in care, and whether or not you pass the work, training and study test. This last test is about whether you (or your partner) use childcare due to a work or study commitment. Find out more about the CCB. The Australian Government also has a handy online rebate calculator.

 

What is the Child Care Rebate (CCR)?

The CCR is an assistance program designed to help working families with the cost of childcare. The rebate covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket expenses not covered by the CCB (up to $7,500 per year per child). In other words, it will help to bridge the gap between your total weekly fees and the amount CCB covers. You can choose to have the rebate paid directly to your child’s centre on a weekly basis, reducing your weekly fees. Or you can choose to have the rebate paid as a lump sum quarterly into your bank account. If you have a child in an approved centre (such as Super Kids Child Care), are eligible for the CCB, and have passed the work, training, and study test, you’ll be eligible for the Child Care Rebate. There is no means test for the rebate. Find out more about the CCR. The Australian Government also has an online subsidy calculator.

 

What do I need to pack in my child’s bag?

When you start at Super Kids Child Care Centre, you’ll be provided with a list detailing exactly what you need to pack, depending on your child’s age. Consider packing:

 

  • A sunsafe hat which covers your child’s face, neck and ears
  • Change of clothes (when involved with hands-on play-based learning, your child may get a little messy!)
  • Comfort item (if required), such as a toy or blanket
  • Dummy in a sealed, named container (if required)
  • Sleeping sheet set or blanket for nap time
  • Bottles
  • Expressed milk (if required)
  • Any medications – please give these to centre staff to manage directly.

Super Kids Child Care Centre provides nappies; however if you have a preferred brand of nappy you wish to use please provide these along with any creams in your Childs bag.

Do I need to pack a lunch?

Super Kids Child Care provides meals, including morning and afternoon tea and lunch. We also offer breakfast and a late snack.

 

Do I need to pack sunscreen?

Super Kids provide cancer council approved child-safe sunscreen as we are committed to being a sunsafe organisation. However, if your child has sensitive skin, please feel free to pack your own preferred brand.

 

What else should I pack in my child’s bag?

It’s always a good idea to keep a couple of plastic bags handy in case you need to bring home some wet or messy clothes. And above all, make sure everything you pack is clearly labelled!