Condell Park - Child Care
- At Little Gems Child Care, families are our key partners and our essential goal is to provide support to families to identify each child’s learning and development.
- We embrace and acknowledge different cultures in the centre and implement spontaneous and planned experiences to recognise different cultures. We encourage parent input to explore opportunities with families and to integrate language, dancing and cultural traditions in our centre. This is offered through the program to ensure all children interact and engage with these materials to enhance their understanding about diversity in society and in the centre.
- At Little Gems Child Care we recognise each family’s individual circumstances and based on your income, you may be entitled to funding from the government for your child at centre.
“Where all children are treated like Gems”
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find out more about Little Gems Child Care?
You can find out more about Little Gems Child Care by visiting our Centre, located at 119 Taylor St, Condell Park. You can also phone (02) 8764 4251, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome inquiries at any time.
What do I do if I am interested in enrolling my child?
If you are interested in enrolling your child/ren at Little Gems Child Care, please fill in the ‘Enrolment Form’ or ‘Waiting List Form ‘online. After receiving your submission we will give you a call, and complete the enrolment process. This involves identifying vacancies, discussing your child’s needs, and getting a date confirmed.
What does the enrolment process involve?
Enrolling at Little Gems Chid Care is easy as one, two, and three. Educators are with you every step of the way, and will notify you of the next step to take. You will need to bring along your child’s birth certificate and immunisation book (to be photocopied). First, you will get a tour of the Centre so you can observe the environment, and the different learning opportunities. Then you will be provided with an enrolment package which includes an enrolment form, an emergency contact form and a parent information sheet. The interviewer will go through the enrolment form with the parent, and discuss a quote for your daily fees. We encourage parents to ask as many questions as they like and we will provide the best possible answer that supports your decision in picking the best Centre for your child. You will be offered 2 pre-enrolment visits where families can bring the child for a 1 hour orientation commencing before the starting date.
How does the waiting list work?
Due to a high demand of good quality care, there may be times when Little Gems have no vacancies at the centre. In order to reserve a placement for your child when one becomes available, you’re advised to completing a Waiting List Form. In order to register on our waiting list there is an administration fee of $10.00. This is a non-refundable and contributes to the cost of record keeping. The waiting list is regularly reviewed by centre educators, and you will be contacted if there is a position available.
How much does it cost to send my child to Little Gems Child Care?
The cost of a day at the Centre is $90.You may be eligible for government subsidies that will make a difference to your fees. Give the Centre a call for a quote.
What happens if there is a public holiday on my child’s attendance day?
Little Gems Child Care is closed for public holidays. If your day falls on a public holiday, you will still be charged for this day to cover staff costs. This is a standard practice, in which educators are entitled to pay on public holidays. The Australian Government Child Care Benefit ( CCB) covers up to 42 absences days a year, which includes public holidays. If you have not exceeded this you will be eligible for the CCB discount on public holidays.
Preparing for Preschool
We recognize the value of play on development at Little Gems Childcare Centre - Condell Park. We understand and believe that each child is unique and important and therefore tailor a program to meet each child’s individual needs.
Germaine has projected so much love and care for the children. Being a first time mum and having to let my son go off to pre-school is a big daunting as someone else will be looking after that child… Well Germaine has made this experience and transition an easy one as her loving nature and attentiveness towards my son was mind reasoning as I know he was in the best of care. She’ll get far in life, as her passion, determination and patience will assure her success. Thank you.
To Germaine, Thank you so much for your contributions in caring for my kids. You have been a great influence on the kids for the past three years and know you will be great in your own day care. Congratulations and best wishes on your venture. The girl’s wills miss you so much. The other kids are very lucky. God Bless and take care.
Dearest Germaine, Thank you for all the joy, love and happiness you have brought to my daughters lives whilst they are in your care. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts. Wishing you a successful future in your new business.
Dear Germaine, Germaine was a lovely staff member to work with. She was creative and motivated in caring and teaching the children. Germaine was very efficient in the day-to-day operations of the centre and always did what was best for the centre and the children. She will be greatly missed and best wishes for the centre.
To Germaine, Sad to see you go but wishing you all the best in your journey. May your new adventure bring all you want it to with lots of joy and happiness.
Dear Germaine, I truly believe you will be successful. God bless you. It has been a pleasure working with you. Through this time it has showed me how much of a genuine, love and caring person you are. Thank you for making my time here easier.
Dear Germaine, Good luck for your new adventure. Mirabel will miss you. Thank you for the work, love and fun you have done with Mirabel. You made a hard time, easier when she started and she will surely miss you. Kindest Regards,
Dear Germaine, Thank you for the wonderful care that you have provided to Tyra and Kobe and for making it so much fun to go to day care. We appreciate the kindness and love you have shared with our children. They will miss you dearly. Best wishes with your new centre.