Child Care

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Casey RACE Child Care

 

Casey RACE provides members and casual visitors with a fully qualified child care service.

Our centre is registered with the Department of Education and Training as a limited hour - type 2 provider. Children are able to attend a maximum 5 hours per day and 15 hours per week.

We provide a high quality program that respects diversity and individual abilities. It is a program in which your child will be cared for in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment.

Our Early Childhood Educators believe in working closely with children and their families to achieve the best outcome for every child. We will provide opportunities for your child to develop and explore the following Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework outcomes:

Outcome

  • Children have a strong sense of identity

Outcome 2

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Outcome 3

  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

Outcome 4

  • Children are confident and involved learners

Outcome 5

  • Children are effective communicators

Care Options

We provide care for Casey RACE members, casuals and have occasional care for members of the local community. Come and see us to discuss what care will best suit your individual needs.

Sessions Times

Session 1         9.00 – 10.30am

Session 2         10.45 – 12.15pm

Prices

Members

 

Per Child

$5.40

Per Family

$9.80

Casuals

 

Per Child

$7.80

Per Family

$15.10

Occasional Care

Would you like to do some shopping, attend an appointment or just have some ‘me’ time? If the answer is yes, then occasional care is for you.

Occasional Care Prices

 

Per Hour

Per Child

$8.70

Per Family 2 Children

$16.30

Per Family 3 Children

$21.50

Bookings

Bookings are essential and may be made through the Casey Race Child Care direct line on 5990 8605, during the hours of 9.00 – 1.30pm or through Customer Service on 5990 8600 outside of these hours.

Bookings are taken on a weekly basis. For further information regarding bookings please refer to our bookings procedure.

Any questions, please feel free to call and speak with one of our friendly educators.

3 YEAR OLD KINDER

Our qualified educators look forward to working with you and your child to ensure we provide a smooth transition from home to kinder and a year full of rich learning opportunities.

Philosophy

The YMCA’s of Australia work together to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.

Respect, responsibility, caring and honesty are the values which guide the YMCA’s work.

The Casey RACE three year old kinder program aims to provide the above by providing a program which will enhance developmental assets, such as co-operation, understanding, trust, respect, unity and a sense of purpose.

Program

Our program is based on the Early Years Learning and Framework (EYLF) and it identifies the five early years learning and development Outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators

The National Framework acknowledges that the families and communities in which children live are diverse, and children’s learning and development is enhanced when early childhood professionals respect their cultures and ways of knowing and being.

The National Framework recognises that every child will take a unique path to the five Outcomes and that all children will require different levels of support, some more than others.

Session days and times

Monday                               1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday                        1.00pm – 3.00pm

 Cost

$16.00 per session

A deposit of $50.00 must be paid to enrol in the program. All remaining payments need to be finalised by the second week of each term.

Enrolments

Enquiries can be made within the Child Care Centre and enrolments along with payment to the reception area of the Casey RACE. To enrol in our three year old program you must complete the following:

  1. Complete our enrolment form
  2. Complete our booking form and select which session you would like to attend
  3. Provide the Child Care with a copy of your child’s immunisation chart
  4. Pay a $50 deposit at the reception desk (non – refundable)

Anaphylaxis, Allergies & Asthma

If your child suffers from anaphylaxis, allergies or asthma you will need to book a time with Fiona our Children’s Program Team Leader to complete a risk management plan. This plan must be completed before the child can start in the kinder program.

Signing In/Out

All children must be signed in and out using the centre ipad for every session attended. Children will only be given into the custody of any identified person on the child’s enrolment form.

What to bring

  • A named bag
  • A named wide brimmed hat – Term 1 & 4
  • A named coat – Term 2 & 3
  • Spare clothes

Afternoon Tea/Snack – FRUIT ONLY

Please pack your child a piece of fruit and bottle of water for snack time. Ensure that your child’s lunchbox and bottle are named. When you arrive we ask that you place your child’s lunchbox and drink on the trolley provided in the foyer.

Please note we are a nut free centre

Feedback or Enquiries

Fiona Barrientos

Children’s Program Team Leader

5990 8605 or fiona.barrientos@ymca.org.au

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 Kinder Casey

Kids Club Program

The Casey RACE Kids Club program is suitable for school aged children (def: attending primary school) aged 5 – 12 years of age.  The children will be participating in a range of fun, creative experiences, physical activities and social opportunities. The program incorporates Aquatic Adventure sessions conducted by our Qualified Swimming teachers as well as Specialised Activity classes by our fully trained and professional Child Care and Health Club staff. 

The basis of all Kids Club program sessions is to encourage positive growth and enhance developmental assets in all young children.   

The children will:

  • Develop interpersonal skills, through participation in group games, activities and staff interaction.
  • Be provided with new opportunities to learn about Healthy minds and bodies.
  • Have opportunities to play in ways that allow self-expression, physical activity and interaction with others.
  • Be cared for by our professional, qualified staff who model positive, responsible behaviour.

Enrolment Forms must be completed and lodged for each child before attending the Kids Club program each school holidays.  This ensures that our information is always current.

Bookings are essential and must be made when lodging your child’s enrolment form at Customer Service.  Additional bookings may be available if there are vacancies.

Cancellations and Refunds: A medical certificate is required to receive a full refund. Exceptional circumstances will be assessed on an individual basis by the Children’s Program Coordinator.

Payment is required in full when making bookings at Customer Service.

Cost

Parent / guardian MUST remain within the Casey RACE facility during the program.                                    

Single Member $7.40                                                 Single Non Member $9.00

Family Member $11.00                                              Family Non Member $15.00

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