Northgate - 136 Folland Ave, Northgate SA 5085 - 08 8369 2999
Greenwith - 1699 Golden Grove Road, Greenwith SA 5125 - 08 8289 7311

FAQ

What is your Centres rating with Education and Early Childhood Services & Registration Board?

Our Northgate Centre has recently been assessed and we have been awarded an overall rating of "working towards" .

Our Greenwith Centre is still waiting to be assessed.

 

Are your centre's part of a large chain?

No, Northgate and Greenwith Childcare Centres are South Australian family owned and operated.

Do you offer Occasional Care?

No. We are a Long Day Care Centre and as such children are required to have a minimum of one permanent day per week.

Do I need to make an appointment to visit your centre?

No, just come to the centre's front desk and the Director or Assistant Director will give you a guided tour and answer your questions. If preferable, we ask you not to come between the hours of 12pm and 2pm as the children are asleep and you will not see them in action.

How early do I need to book my child into your centre?

It is advisable to make your enquiries as soon as you are aware you are going to need care, even if baby is not yet born. We will put your name on a waiting list and we advise you to liaise with our office staff on a regular basis regarding dates and days required with what is available. The waiting lists can be quite extensive, however most families eventually have their requirements fulfilled.

Is your Centre approved for CCB and CCR?

Yes, we are approved for all Government Child Care Entitlements. Please contact Centrelink on 136 150 for further specific information.

What age groups do you provide care for?

We can provide care for children from 6 weeks to school age.

Do you provide meals and are you a nut free centre?

Yes, we provide hot nutritional meals daily with a monthly menu in advance (example menu found in our services section of the website). We also provide afternoon tea.
Our Centre is a Nut Aware centre, we adopt policies and procedures with a view to ensure that we are a nut free zone.

What curriculum do you teach and does it promote school readiness?

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and we run a full Universal Access Kindergarten program.

Do you participate in the Universal Access Scheme?

Yes we do. Our Kindergarten rooms operate daily between 8.45am to 4.45pm and are run by University trained Teachers.

Do you provide any Holiday Discount?

Yes, we provide two full weeks at 50% of your gap fee (after CCB and CCR)per financial year.

Do you offer Fee Assistance for families suffering financial hardship?

Yes, we can, provided the circumstance meets Government regulations.

Do you have an 'Open Door' policy?

Yes we do. All parents are welcome to spend time in their child's rooms at any time. Our centre is purpose built with the transparency of large expanses of glass windows which allows easy access to view children at learning and play.

Do you encourage parental involvement?

Yes! We welcome all parents/grandparents/carers contributions.

How does the centre communicate with parents?

We use Skoolbag, which is an App that you can easily download onto your mobile phone. This allows the centres to be in instant communication with families.

Is your centre multicultural and do you cater for specific cultural requests

Yes we are a multicultural centre and we endeavour to accommodate cultural requests wherever we can.

"We acknowledge that we are gathered here today on the land of the Kaurna People. We would like to pay our respects to the elders who hold such a deep connection to this land, it's waterways and creatures, it's history and it's future."