FAQ's

Do I pay less if I only leave my child at the centre for a few hours?

No, we charge a daily flat rate fee; families are welcome to drop their child off between the hours of 7.00 am and 6.00 pm. Children in the orientation process are not charged for the session.

What hours does the school readiness program operate?

Children have the benefit of experiencing a rich educational program from open to close.  School readiness encompasses all learning areas from outdoor and indoor free play to intentional teaching groups.  Older children however participate in teacher directed groups relating to literacy, numeracy, science, problem solving and collaborative works, during the middle part of the day when younger children are resting.

Do I need to bring food for my child?

All meals are provided by the centre.  We offer morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  Infant formula or breast milk is supplied by parents in labeled bottles pre-made.

My child has special dietary requirements, do I need to bring in his food? If not, how do you cater for his needs?

Upon enrolment at the centre, we ask families to provide us with details regarding special dietary requirements. This information is then recorded and passed on to our kitchen, a meeting with our cook can be organised for families to discuss their child’s individual needs.

I would like to continue breastfeeding my baby, can I provide breast milk?

Yes, you are most welcome to supply breast milk in a bottle for your child; alternatively, if you work close by you are welcome to come throughout the day to feed your child.

How long will it take to get a position once I am on the waiting list?

There is no definitive answer to this question, it depends on availability of places and is reliant on children leaving, dropping or changing days.

How can I monitor where my child is on the waiting list?

Parents are welcome to contact the centre by email any time to see where they are on the list, and each year we send out a letter to update your details.

Do you charge a fee to go on the waiting list?

No.

Do you charge for public holidays?

Yes. However, when the centre closes over the Christmas break, families are not charged.

Do you charge for days when my child is away?

Yes, we charge fees according to your regular booked days regardless of whether your child attends or not. The only exception is if you have advised us in advance that you will be away on holidays and another child can pick up the days and pay for them.

What is your staff-to-child ratio?

0 to 2 year old: 1 staff to 4 children

2 to 3 year old: 1 staff to 5 children

3 to 6 year old: 1 staff to 10 children

What qualifications do your staff have?

All staff have or are studying to acquire, formal qualifications in Early Childhood Education and have extensive experience within the field. All room leaders hold a minimum of Diploma of Children’s Services and assistants have a Certificate III in Children’s Services. Our preschool teacher also has a Bachelor of Education.

Are your staff trained in First Aid?

All staff have training in First Aid and hold current First Aid certificates. Our staff are also trained in Anaphylaxis Management and Asthma Management.

East Gosford Early Learning
29 Brougham St East Gosford, NSW 2250 Australia (02) 4323 0032
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