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Phone:
02 9449 5913

Email:
sioc@tpg.com.au

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 4.00pm

Address:
261 Mona Vale Road, St Ives NSW 2075

 


Settling in - before your first booking

To make a booking

Preferred bookings

Casual places

Centre hours

NSW school terms

SIOC annual registration fee & enrolment

SIOC fees

Siblings discount

Payment

Cancellation

Settling in – before your first booking.

SIOC welcomes all new families to visit the Centre for 'a play' (accompanied visit) to meet the staff and look over our facilities.

The best way to see if we are a good fit, is to pick up the phone and make a time to come in and have a look around.  You can see our facilities, watch our fantastic carers in action and spend time settling your child in

• Spend as much time as needed to help settle your child in. There is no charge for this time.

• Staff will help you with the settling in process so feel free to talk to them about any concerns you may have.

• It is important to say goodbye to your child each time you leave them, and be sure to maintain a very positive approach to your departure.

• Talk to your child about their visit to the Centre in advance and explain to them what you will be doing while you are away.

• When you come to pick up your child you are welcome to stay and spend time at the Centre to help them through the adjustment period.

To make a booking

Feel free to come by the office, give us a call on
02 9449 5913
or email us at sioc@tgp.com.au with “Booking” in the subject line.

If you are unable to make an immediate booking, please enquire about our daily waitlist.

Preferred bookings

• Guarantee you care for your child up to 2 days per week without having to book in advance.

• All preferred booking families are required to pay a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. To assist with this we also offer regular families the option of online banking.

• Most preferred bookings time slots have a discounted rate.

• SIOC offers 15 preferred booking positions each day. If a preferred place is not currently available your name will be placed on a waiting list once you have registered.

• SIOC also offers families the option of booking a preferred 2 half day sessions per week.

Casual places

• Can be booked anytime for either a full day or for a morning or afternoon session up to 2 weeks in advance – subject to availability

Centre hours

The centre operates on school days and within school terms, except for public holidays. In accordance with our licensing requirements and related insurance cover, we are open from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

NSW School Terms for 2017

Term 1         27 January, Wednesday – 7 April, Friday
Term 2         26 April, Wednesday – 30 June, Friday
Term 3         18 July, Tuesday– 22 September, Friday
Term 4         9 October, Monday – 15 December, Friday

NSW school term 1 start for 2018

30th January 2017, Tuesday

SIOC annual registration Fee & enrolment

Annual registration fee is $100 per family.

This fee registers your family as a member of SIOC for a full 12 months, from the date of payment. This payment is to be made prior to your child’s first ‘unaccompanied’ visit to the centre.

Please note that this administration fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

To complete registration you will be required to bring the following documentation/information:

  1. Your child’s birth certificate or passport
  2. Immunisation records – if you child is not immunised please speak with our front desk staff.
  3. Details of at least 2 emergency contacts other than you and your partner
  4. Medicare number
SIOC Fees
CODE
Time Slots
Hours
Fees
FULL DAYS
A
8.30am - 4.00pm
7.5hrs
$82
B
8.30am - 3.30pm
7.0hrs
$76
C
8.30am - 3.00pm
6.5hrs
$71
D
9.00am - 4.00pm
7.0hrs
$76
E
9.00am - 3.30pm
6.5hrs
$71
F
9.00am - 3.00pm
6.0hrs
$66
HALF DAYS - AM
G
8.30am - 12.00pm
3.5hrs
$42
H
8.30am - 1.00pm
4.5hrs
$50
I
9.00am - 12.00pm
3.0hrs
$37
J
9.00am - 1.00pm
4.0hrs
$47
HALF DAYS - PM
K
12.00pm - 3.00pm
3.0hrs
$37
L
12.00pm - 3.30pm
3.5hrs
$42
M
12.00pm - 4.00pm
4.0hrs
$47

0 - 2yr olds: an additional $2 surcharge applies to fees above.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST INDICATE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING WHETHER YOU REQUIRE A SHORT OR LONG DAY.

If your care needs fall outside of these time slots please feel free to discuss your requirements with our office staff or Director.

Please note children who are new to the Centre are charged at a rate of $10 per hour for their first four visits if they do not stay for a full session. 

Siblings Discount

If you have 2 or more children attending the Centre on any one day the following applies:

The first child will be charged the full cost of the visit (full day or sessional) and siblings will have their charge reduced by $5.00.


Payment

All fees must be paid before or on the day of visit to the centre. We accept cash, cheque, and EFTPOS.

All regular booking families are required to pay a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. To assist with this we also offer regular families the option of online banking.

Please speak with our administration staff if you would be interested in taking up this payment option.

Cancellation

Please advise the centre by 8.00am on the day of their booking of a cancellation. We highly appreciate earlier notification if possible.

If parents notify the centre of a cancellation after 8.15am, or do not turn up, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $10 on your next visit.

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• Toddler’s appetite and food
intake can vary daily.

• Toddlers need small meals &
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• Encourage your child to eat
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•  Let your child tell you they are
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all food on the plate.

•  Parents decide what food to
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•  Children decide whether they
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•  Sweet drinks such as fruit
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•  Young children should always
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