Early learning is the learning that occurs from the moment your child is born to before they start kindergarten. Even at such a young age, they’re already capable of learning. What your child learns during those early years will make a huge difference to how they learn not just at school but for the rest of their life. As such, as our name suggests, we do a lot more than just care for your child. We offer early education, preparing your child for life long learning. Our educators are certificated or licensed early learning providers.um.”

We cover many areas including:

  • Creative expression through play
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Fine and gross motor development
  • Self-help and self-confidence
  • Social skills with educators and other children
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Listening, speaking and understanding
  • Increased vocabulary and conversation
  • Problem solving and maths
  • Early literacy

That’s why we are early learning educators. We help children develop a strong foundation for learning.

We cater for 3 months to 6 years. The Infant program caters for babies until they turn 24 months. They’re then transitioned to the Toddler program (ages 2 to 4). Before any transition occurs, we discuss with you to ensure your child developmentally and emotionally ready for this. When they’re 5 years old, they join the Pre-School program where they stay until their 6th birthday.

We provide fresh, healthy and nutritious meals which our food coordinator and diet adviser prepares daily for the children. Throughout the day, we serve morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. When creating our weekly meal plans, we consider each child’s stage of growth and development, age, appetite, and level of activity. This ensures a nutritious balanced diet consisting a wide variety of foods that meet their nutritional and energy needs to help them grow and develop normally.

If your child has special dietary requirements or is allergic to certain foods, we may be able to provide alternative foods for them. Please let us know when you visit the centre.

Please note:

  • We don’t supply formula. If your child is drinking cow’s milk, we do supply this.
  • All children must bring their own milk bottles, sippy cups and water bottles.

We don’t supply nappies. You’ll be given a list of items to supply for your child. We recommend leaving a pack of nappies at the centre, and we’ll let you know when you’re running low. Having said that, we do have an emergency stock of disposable nappies.

No, we don’t have a minimum number of days. However, to minimise the stress and to help with the transition and settling process, we strongly advise that you consider starting with a minimum of two days back to back before you return to work.

In accordance with the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, all children attending child care and early learning centres in Western Australia must be fully immunised.

When you enrol, we’ll request an immunisation status certificate showing that your child’s immunisation status is up to date or they’re on a recognized vaccine catch-up schedule or they have a medical condition making them unable to be fully vaccinated.

You can obtain a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register.

It’s easy to enrol at your child into our centre. But first, we will invite you to tour the centre to confirm that you’re comfortable with your enrolment decision. You’ll receive an enrolment pack containing the application form and information about Olive Grove Centre of Early Learning, the fee schedule and what you need to pack in your child’s bag.

We’re here to make your enrolment as smooth as possible, so please ask as many questions as you like. To get started, please call us on 9398 8980.

Fees vary depending on the number of days your child would be attending and your eligibility for any government subsidies (see below).Once your child is enrolled, we set up direct debit from your nominated bank account or credit card, debited in advance. We’re quite flexible, so you may choose to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Simply state your preference when you enrol and fill out the direct debit form provided.

You may be eligible for the Child Care Rebate and the Child Care Benefit through the Department of Human Services. These will reduce your out-of-pocket expenses for our services. To find out if you’re eligible for financial assistance, click on the links above.

Yes, fees still apply for public holidays, sick days and family holidays. Your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will cover up to 42 absence days per financial year per child for any reason, including public holidays, and will not require proof. You can also receive unlimited additional absence days on top of those 42 days but for specific reasons only. You may be required to provide a medical certificate or similar document.

HOLIDAYS

If your child will be absent due to a family holiday or you’re taking time off work, then the full fee applies for each absence that falls on a scheduled booked day. However, we offer a special holiday rate for up to four weeks per financial year. To receive this special rate, you must provide a written notification no less than two weeks in advance. If you have any concerns, please speak with the centre director.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Olive Grove Centre of Early Learning closes for public holidays. If your scheduled booked days fall on public holidays, fees will still apply. As the Child Care Benefit covers up to 42 absence days per financial year, then unless you exceed this quota, you’ll receive the Child Care Benefit discount for these public holidays. You may also apply to use your holiday discounts on these days.

Got more questions for our team? Please call us on 9398 8980 or send us an email.