2018 Pre-School Parents
Please ensure that you advise your Centre if you are a Health Care Card holder, or an Australian Government Pension Concession Card holder with automatic Health Care Card entitlements, as you may be eligible to receive a further discount on your Preschool fees. Discounted Preschool fees are applied at the beginning of each term and cannot be backdated.
A quick reminder about Immunisations!
A copy of your child’s immunisation record is required at enrolment please. This must be in the form of an official record issued by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register or a letter from a recognised immunisation provider (e.g. a GP or immunisation nurse). As your child progresses through with their subsequent immunisation schedules, so too their updated record will need to be provided… Regrettably the “Personal Health Record” (the ‘red book’) from Queensland Health is no longer an acceptable proof of immunisation as it contains only handwritten updates.
A child must be fully immunised, on a catch up immunisation schedule or have a valid exemption at the time a parent makes their very first claim for Childcare Benefit. Please provide your valid exemption from your General Practitioner if applicable.
N.B. Not providing this information will result in exclusion from care in the event of particular infections, at the discretion of the Population Health Unit. Normal fees will apply during absence.
You can get a copy of your child’s immunisation records held on ACIR (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register):
Great Online Resources
There are some terrific online resources out there available to both Educators and families…
Take some time to “look around” in these sites! They have all sorts of handy & useful information!
Watch as “The Well” takes shape…
The works are continuing swiftly on “The Well” at Highland Reserve, Upper Coomera which will include Young Discoverer’s new OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) facility… It’s all VERY exciting with the last four weekends spent planting out garden beds etc! Even in the recent rain work continued with our fabulous volunteers!!! Such troopers…!!!
Follow the progress using this link…
The “Hilltop Project” gets a name… “The Well”
Announcing the name for the CrossLife ‘Hilltop’ community hub – ‘The Well’ – a place for all to gather and find health, life and community through the gym, outside of school hours care, medical centre and various other community services… Set to open very, very soon!
Childcare Package Family Information Sessions
The first online family webcast information session was held last night. But don’t stress if you missed it! There are two more opportunities to participate! Register now & save the date in your diaries!
Child care fee assistance is changing from 2 July 2018. The Australian Government Department of Education and Training will be holding online family webcast information sessions on the New Child Care Package. Three sessions will be held and families can choose the one that suits them best. The sessions are being held on:
Wednesday 22 November 2017 – 7pm – 8pm AEDT
• Tuesday 28 November 2017 – 8pm – 9pm AEDT
• Thursday 30 November 2017 – 3.30pm – 4.30pm AEDT
The sessions will be an hour which includes a presentation with pauses for questions and answers throughout.
To register for the webcast visit: education.gov.au/childcare