Centre Philosophy The Maribyrnong Community Centres Network is committed to ensuring that all children will be provided with a developmentally based program whilst in care. The basis of all programs reflects the Centre’s Community Centre goals and objectives. Individual children’s needs are respected within the structure of Occasional Child Care – group care. Braybrook & Maribyrnong All aspects of the children’s programs reflect and promote the equality of culture and gender, avoiding attitudes and language that focus thinking on culture and/or gender based stereotypes. We are committed to respecting and acknowledging families’ cultural backgrounds. Where possible we will link into community resources that can be provided to the children, such as books and reading sessions to Braybrook Occasional Childcare promote language and children’s learning. 107 – 139 Churchill Avenue Maribyrnong City Council Braybrook 3012 The program promotes independence by Tel No: 9334 6600 providing children the opportunity to explore Occasional Child Care Centres new experiences and to develop skills and Monday to Friday enhance learning. Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre Occasional Childcare 9am – 2pm 1 Aquatic Drive P O Box 196 Maribyrnong Occasional Childcare Maribyrnong VIC 3032 9 Randall Street Tel No: 9317 0250 Maribyrnong 3032 Tel No: 9318 6655 Family & Children Services Community Wellbeing Monday to Friday Cnr Hyde & Napier Streets 9.30am – 2.30pm Footscray VIC 3011 Tel No: 9688 0116 Occasional childcare operates 48 weeks of the year and the Childcare Benefit is available. www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au Children’s Services Regulations 1998 Clothing What is Occasional Child Care? The service is registered with the Department of Please send your child in comfortable clothes Occasional childcare is available for families Human Services and adheres to the Children’s ready for a busy, active time indoors and with children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. Services Regulations 1998 and the Children’s outdoors. Please ensure all items of clothing Care is available while parents are using the Services Act 1996. The occasional childcare are clearly labelled. For your child’s safety, centre’s facilities or if parents wish to take a centre has a Restricted Licence issued through ensure no thongs are worn whilst attending break, go shopping, attend an appointment, Department of Education and Early Childhood the childcare facility. work or study. A maximum stay of 5 hours per Development. day and no more than 15 hours per week A change of clothes is advisable for all applies. children and include: scarves, hats, coats and What to Bring: 30+ sunscreen to enable your child to participate in outdoor activities. Enrolment Procedures Bottles and Nappies Children in the transition to using the toilet will The enrolment procedure applies to all require a number of clean underpants, families wishing to enrol their children. An Baby bottles and formula, expressed milk or milk replacement clothing and socks. enrolment form is to be completed and will be of the family’s choice are to be provided to suit updated at the commencement of each year. the child’s routine. Please ensure plastic bottles It is the responsibility of the family to ensure are provided, and mark all containers and bags Food and Nutrition that their child/chidren’s enrolment details are with your child’s name. up to date at all times. Immunization details A healthy diet is paramount to children’s are to be provided at enrolment. If your child wears nappies please provide development and growth, therefore a enough nappies for your child’s visit and ‘Nappy nutritional snack is recommended on each Wipes’ to ensure a hygienic routine is followed. visit, a drink is also to be provided. All Operating Hours & Fees children will be provided with water. Please provide your child’s snack and drink in a Braybrook Occasional Childcare labelled bag or lunch box. Please place all 9am – 2pm food and drinks in refrigerator as provided. Maribyrnong Occasional Childcare The Occasional Childcare service has a “No 9.30am – 2.30pm Nut Policy” that must be adhered to at all times to prevent any child in coming into Price Concession contact with nut products. A copy of the Per Hour $6.00 $4.60 Anaphylaxis policy is provided on request. No peanut products, muesli bars or food containing nuts, please. Term Bookings Permanent bookings are available. Fee is to be paid upfront. Refunds are not available when bookings are cancelled less than 24 hours.