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We’re adding to the Young Discoverers Family!

We are thrilled to be adding to our Young Discoverers family!

From July 17, 2018 we are very happy to announce that Young Discoverers will be the new licensee operating the Outside School Hours Care facility at Emmanuel College, Birmingham Road, Carrara.

We look forward to making new friends (or reconnecting with old ones!) as we embark on this exciting journey!

Watch this space for further information as with the introduction of the new Childcare Subsidy also pending it makes for a very busy few weeks coming up!

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6 weeks to go

6 weeks until the New Childcare Package is here!

Are you ready?  Go to www.education.gov.au/childcare to begin the transition process!

 

 

Winter Vacation Care @ “The Well”

We are currently taking bookings for the Winter Vacation Care Program!
Monday July 2nd thru until Friday July 13th!
Lots of activities on offer and we are now open just that little bit longer… 6.30am thru until 6.30pm!

Give Lynda and her team a call on 0407 595 466 to book!

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Our new Outside School Hours Care is open!!!

Our brand new purpose built Outside School Hours Care facility is up and running! And the children absolutely love it!!! <3

Please note the new telephone number to book in: 0407 595 466…

We are so tthrilled to be able to provide this much needed service within our community!

Don’t forget that we can also help with care for your younger children (birth through to Preschool) at our Long Day Centres located on the lake at Highland Reserve (25 Rose Valley Dve, Highland Reserve) & Helensvale (39 Discovery Dve, Helensvale)

Give us a call any time… we are here to help and look forward to speaking with you!

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Do you have questions about “The New Childcare Package”?

Do you have questions about “The New Childcare Package”?  The link below may be able to assist…

On it you will find fact sheets, information from the recent Family Webcast Information Sessions together with a link to the Family Childcare Subsidy Estimator

https://www.education.gov.au/new-child-care-package-information-resources-families

Rest assured… as we learn more so will you!

 

 

 

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The new “Child Care Package” is coming in July 2018

The year 2017 is fast coming to a close and it is now that we start looking forward to the New Year and what is in store for 2018!

An important consideration for you will be the Government’s New Child Care Package which commences on 2 July 2018.

Under the new package, the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a new Child Care Subsidy.

The amount of subsidy that families will receive will be based on three things:

1.       their combined family income
2.       the level of ‘approved’ activity they undertake
3.       the type of child care service they use.

The easiest way to work out how much subsidy you may be eligible for is through the Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator which is available here

It’s easy to use and only takes a few minutes to fill out.

As we receive more information and come to understand the new processes we will of course share this so that you too can understand!

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2L6DAGNkxw

Great Online Resources

 

 

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There are some terrific online resources out there available to both Educators and families…

The Raising Children Network and Early Years Count provide outstanding online resources to support both parents and children in the early years.

Take some time to “look around” in these sites!  They have all sorts of handy & useful information!

 

 

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):