Frequently asked questions
Yes, we do have vacancies on most days. Please contact us to find out more.
No, depending on current vacancies, we accept children for as little as one day a week.
No. In our experience, this minimises overall costs to parents and ensures your child wears the brand you prefer. The centre provides wipes or you can supply your own if you’d prefer.
No, all of our children have their lunches packed by their parents. We believe this is beneficial for a number of reasons:
- Children don’t go hungry as parents tend to know what their child likes to eat and can see from what comes home how much they’ve eaten that day.
- Allergies and personal preferences are better catered for.
- It helps to prepare our older children for kindergarten and school.
- Overall, it ensures that parents can still access leading educational facilities at an affordable cost.
We work in with your child’s routine! We ask you to supply all milk, formula and food and we ensure babies are fed at the times you’d prefer. High chairs are provided.
Yes! We have a sleep room with cots and mattresses for younger children. We take your lead as a parent and ensure all children who are still sleeping during the day have the same routine as what they would have at home. Older children are encouraged to rest or have quiet time in the afternoon to recharge.
If a public holiday falls on the day your child would normally be in care, we’ll charge you your usual fee. This is because we still incur costs as a centre. Parents are not required to pay fees during the two weeks the centre is closed over the Christmas and New Year break.
Yes! We have a limited number of vacancies. It’s best if you contact us to find out more.
No, however, our lead educator is a degree-qualified kindergarten teacher who creates a program for our older children which incorporates similar activities. We have a large group of children of this age who attend Central Park in conjunction with other local kindergartens.
Yes, we have a number of children with allergies and specific needs which we manage well. It’s best to discuss your child’s individual requirements with our centre director.
The educators and centre staff speak the following languages: Korean, Somali, Arabic, Chinese, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi and Dutch.
Yes, Central Park Childcare is an Epilepsy Smart School which embeds inclusive, safe and educationally sound practices for all students living with epilepsy. The staff are also well trained in managing epilepsy in addition to general first aid.
View the Epilepsy Smart School Certificate here.