Frequently asked questions
What do I need to bring?
Each room has a set of personalised lockers. All you need to bring is a spare set of clothes, water bottle and hat. This saves you time packing a bag each day.
Is food provided?
Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided for all ages
Our food is prepared fresh daily from our onsite Chef.
There is an alternate menu for children with specific dietary needs
Please speak to the team for any dietary requirements
What about medication?
A form will need to be completed for the administration of medications.
Medications are to be given to one of our teachers and should never be left in your child’s bag.
What are your operating hours?
We are open Monday through to Friday.
Our opening hours are 7:00am – 6.00pm. Grassroots Early Learning Centre is only closed for public holidays and on weekends.
We run 52 weeks a year.
How do I enrol my child?
You can fill out an online form through this website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively call PH: 0755 337 096 or pop in to organise a time to be shown around Grasroots Early Learning Centre.
1 Howard Hughes Court, Maudsland
What age groups do you care for?
Grassroots Early Learning Centre accepts babies from 6 weeks of age to 12 years old.
What is the CCS (Child Care Subsidy)
The Child Care Subsidy, or CCS is an Australian government initiative to assist you with the cost of child care.
You can find out more about the CCS and your eligibility here https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-provider-handbook/eligibility-child-care-subsidy
The CCS is managed by Centrelink and it may be worth going into your local Centrelink office for advice or assistance.
It is always worth enquiring into your eligibility for the CCS. The amount you are eligible for depends on your family’s income, the type of childcare you enrol in and recognised activities. There are many activities that are recognised that may contribute to your eligibility. These include such activities as volunteering, study, unpaid work, self-employment and even looking for work activities.
Once your child has been successfully enrolled for the CCS the amount for which you are eligible will be automatically deducted from your fees. Therefore, the amount you will be invoiced for in your statements from Grassroots will be the remaining difference in your fees. If you need further assistance please give us a call or email.
Can I book my child in casualy or for holidays?
If your child is not currently enrolled at Grassroots Early Learning Centre, we do not offer casual bookings. If your child is enrolled on a regular basis and there is availability we will do our best to accommodate your needs for casual days. In all cases please reach out to us to discuss.
Our centre operates 52 weeks of the year Monday to Friday 6:30am to 6:30 pm
Do we need to pack spare clothes?
It is best to be prepared for spills, make sure to send along a change of clothes.
Please make sure to name all clothing.
Please dress your child to suit the weather and seasons.
In summer children should be dressed for Sun Smart Guidelines.
Tops should cover shoulders and be of light, breathable material.
Children should come with a hat.
Clothes for winter should include covered in shoes and socks.
What is the Bond Fee?
The Bond amount is $100 per child
The Bond amount does not have the CCS applied. Subsequent children per family do not incur another bond amount.
The Bond is refunded to your selected account at the finish of your child’s enrolment provided two weeks notice is given and your account is up to date.
How much is the Enrollment Fee?
We don't charge an Enrollment Fee, for any questions regarding prices please chat to the team here -> https://www.grassrootselc.com.au/contact