Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions Minimize

Q.  What is the education programme?

A. Extensive research has confirmed that between the ages of 0 and 5 years children engage in a period of critical learning that has long term impact on their social, emotional, behavioural and learning development. Much critical brain development occurs during this time.  At Stepping Stones Child Development Centre, our highly qualified and dedicated staff understand how important these years of early learning are. Stepping Stones is committed to delivering a fantastic programme that your child will love.  We have a team of people experienced in the area of child development all of whom are working together to make the best programme to enable to get your child in getting ready for school and life. Stepping Stones offers a stimulating and nurturing educational experience for young children which will encourage a life long love of learning. The programme will be based around play and fun; they will love it!   

Q.  What does it mean by ‘Christian ethos’?

A.  Stepping Stones Child Development Centre will work with parents to instil Christian values within the children attending the centre. The programme will also cover the Christian meaning of Easter and Christmas.

Q. What are the fees and how do I pay?

A.  All fees are to be paid via the Debit Success direct debit scheme.  Forms are available from the Centre.

Full Day = $110 (any time from 7:30am to 5:30pm) and half day $66 (any time from 7:30am to 12:30pm OR any time from 12:30pm to 5:30pm)

Q. How do I obtain my Centrelink Subsidy?

A.  You are required to enrol your child with Centrelink and be eligible to receive the subsidy.

Q. What do I need to send to kindy with my child?

 A. Their Stepping Stones bag (complimentary with registration fee), one piece of fruit for fruit time, change of clothes, hat, water bottle and enclosed shoes or sandals (all clearly labelled with your child’s name), and a simple, healthy packed lunch in a lunch box (also labelled with their name).

Q. When does Stepping Stones open in 2019?

Stepping Stones will open on Monday 14th January 2019 and close Friday 20th December 2019.  Stepping Stones will be open continuously throughout the year from 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Stepping Stones is closed on Public Holidays.

Q. What about meals?

A. We believe an important aspect of the Stepping Stones programme is to prepare children for school. One element of this is to get children familiar with bringing their lunch and morning tea, therefore, we expect children to bring their own lunch and shared morning tea. For those children attending prior to 8.30am, an early morning healthy snack will be provided, and Stepping Stones will also provide afternoon tea plus a late afternoon snack for children at the Centre after 4pm.