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Childcare Checklist

Happy-FacesWhat you need when starting child care

  1. Telephone Centrelink on 136150 to register for the child care benefit -- select “Option 1 / Pay to Service” for your child care rebate.
  2. When visiting the Middle Swan Child care, have a copy of your family and Child's Customer Reference Number.
  3. Have a copy of your Child's birth certificate and up to date copy of your childs immunisation record when you visit.

What to look for and ask about when visiting a child care centre:

  • The centre is licensed.
  • Staff members are experienced and qualified.
  • The centre has a warm and friendly atmosphere.
  • There is an orientation process for the child and guardian.
  • There is a clear process of informing the guardian of changes within the center.
  • There are daily educational activities that work with the child’s interests.
  • There is a way that the guardian can see their child’s progress.
  • The play environment is safe and stimulating for the children.
  • The meals are nutritional and prepared in a hygienic setting.
  • The menu is rotated and revised seasonally.
  • The centre caters for specific dietary needs.
  • Staff form positive relationships with the children.
  • Rubber on door edges to minimize jammed fingers.
  • Gas clothes drier.
  • Sand pits are enclosed & secure.
  • The Centre upholds the 7 Areas of the National Quality Framework
Please contact us for more information or to book a tour.

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