We have helped hundreds of caregivers with children at various stages of their young lives
My son has attended Rockingham for over a year and has had incredible learning opportunities. The centre feels like home for our son and we can’t thank Lou and the educators enough.Danielle and Dylan - January 2019
My daughters Kindergarten teachers have been everything I could ask for; supportive, caring, sensitive and sincere. She has treasured the last year and is ready to start prep thanks to them.Amanda - 4 April 2019
All the educators are so educated, patient, and very motherly. Food also isn’t a worry. Her diet is well accommodated for. The centre director is very helpful and customer centric.Kavita - 26 March 2019
Questions to ask when considering childcare
Does the centre have a happy and energetic vibe?
It starts with knowing your child will feel welcomed within a nurturing environment. The best way to prepare your child for childcare is to get excited! It’s the start of an amazing period of growth and development for them. If you’re happy they’re more likely to be happy.
Are the staff qualified and experienced?
Under the National Quality Framework, all centre staff (with the exception of cooks and administration personnel) are required to hold, or be studying towards, a Certificate III in Children’s Services.
Do the hours suit you?
We all have busy lives and being able to accommodate our schedules is a big plus. We can assist with finding a centre that best fits you.
Is it conveniently located?
Convenience – that’s the go to buzzword, but is so important. We’ll best match a centre to suit your location.
Is there an open door policy?
Transparency is the key foundation of trust. Our centres stand by this policy and actively welcome parent / guardian engagement.
Does the centre adopt a nationally approved learning framework?
The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a high, national benchmark for early childhood education and care services in Australia.
Do they offer quality early learning programs?
An important part of the standards is the requirement for services to develop ongoing Quality Improvement Plans (QIP). The aim of a QIP is to help providers self-assess their performance in delivering quality education and care and to plan future improvements. The QIP also helps the regulatory authorities with their assessment of the service. A QIP helps providers to document the strengths of their services and to recognise areas for improvement.
Is it a stimulating learning environment?
Our learning outcomes are based around providing stimulating and challenging age appropriate environments to fully realise your child’s learning and social skills potential.
Does it offer a government approved program?
Australia has some of the best childcare providers in the world, and the Australian Government has put the National Quality Framework in place for approved childcare services to ensure our early learning and safety standards continue to improve across the country. We adhere to National Quality Framework.
Does the centre update you regularly?
We proactively engage all parents and keep them abreast of all activities pertaining to their child and the centre as a whole.
Do educators tailor their programs?
We are all unique and have different learning styles, paces and interests. One-size doesn’t fit all and where appropriate our educators will tailor learning outcomes.
Are the educators responsive to the children’s needs?
Our mission is to create a safe, nurturing learning environment with your child’s needs at the center of their engagement.
Are families entitled to government benefits?
The amount of the new Child Care Subsidy you will be entitled to will depend on three key things:
– How much ‘recognised’ activity you and your partner undertake each fortnight. The entitlement is based on the lesser activity figure for a member of a couple.
– What your combined family income is.
– The child care fees you pay (hourly rate caps apply for each service type).