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Child care and kindergarten in St Albans offering holistic, personalised day care and education - catering to all families in the city of Brimbank.

School Information

Child care centre and kindergarten information

For any specific enquiries (including our fee structure) we encourage you contact us, or book a face-to-face meeting and school tour. We look forward to meeting you and contributing to your child’s early learning development.

HOURS AND DAYS

We are open Monday to Friday 
7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

The Centre operates 49 weeks and 3 days per year, closing for 2 weeks in December/January, and 2 pupil free days.

We are closed on the following public holidays:

  • Australia Day
  • Labour Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day
  • Queens Birthday
  • Melbourne Cup Day
  • AFL Grand Final Friday

Please note, hours and days of operation may change in response to need. Service users will be given 2 weeks notice should this happen.

SUNSMART POLICY

Jindi Woraback is accredited as a Sunsmart Centre by the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria.

  • All educators and children in outdoor areas must wear a hat (eg: brimmed or legionnaires) and sunscreen from September through to April
  • Children not wearing appropriate clothing and hats will be limited to playing inside or in areas protected from the sun between September and April
  • The Centre will provide at least SPF 30 water resistant sunscreen Australian Standards, if a child is allergic to Centre sunscreen, parents must provide an alternative
  • The outdoor program will be developed to encourage children to play in shaded areas
  • When possible, and in extreme heat, outdoor activities are scheduled outside the peak UV times of 10 am — 2 pm Eastern Standard Time and 10 am — 3 pm Daylight Savings Time
  • The Anti Cancer Council recommends that between May and August most people be exposed to UV under level 3, up to 3 hours per week to ensure they are receiving adequate levels Vitamin D

We are sunsmart

FOOD AND CONSUMABLES

We provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late supper. Our industry trained chef and assistant create an eight-week rotating menu that incorporates different cultural flavours and textures.

Our children have the opportunity to eat  in our Alfresco dinning area, enjoying the community kitchen creating opportunities for eating with other age groups and siblings; using produce in our meals from our organic vegetable garden. We do our best to cater to all dietary requirements.

Our chef and assistant chef both hold a certificate in safe food handling and keep up to date with any changes to food and safety regulations. The director, chef and assistant chef all hold Food Safety Supervisor Certificates. Educators are trained in all aspects of food handling safety.

We encourage the celebration of birthdays and other cultural events. However we ask that you do not bring food in to celebrate these days, rather bring in decorations or activities.

GOVERNMENT REBATE INFORMATION

Jindi Woraback Children’s Centre is eligible to claim CCB (Child Care Benefit) on a parent’s behalf. Families need to phone the Department of Human Services (DHS, formerly the FAO Family Assistance Office) prior to their child commencing care on 13 61 50 or contact DHS at a local Centrelink Office. The Commonwealth Government will determine each families CCB% eligibility based on their current household income.

The 50% childcare rebate helps eligible families with the cost of approved childcare. This rebate covers 50% of out of pocket childcare expenses. For more information please see management.