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About Our Children's Services

Hurstville City Council operates 3 Child Care Centres in the suburbs of Beverly Hills, Penshurst and the Hurstville CBD.

Each child care centre caters for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age and are staffed by qualified and experienced Early Childhood Professionals.

The education and learning programs provided at each service reflect the National Early Years Learning Framework, endorsed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority and are designed to cater for the varying developmental needs and interests of each child.

In addition, our Children’s Services value the contributions of families and acknowledges the importance of supporting connections between ourselves and the local community to ensure quality outcomes for the children in our care.

Each service is licensed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and actively implements the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care Services.

Our Child Care Services

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Jack High Child Care Centre

Location Address: 70 Vanessa Street, Beverly Hills NSW 2209
Long Day Care, Monday - Friday 7.00am - 6.00pm.
Caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
The centre is closed annually over the Christmas/New Year period and re-opens in mid to late January.
All meals and snacks provided.

Fees as of January 2016. $100

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Penshurst Long Day Care Centre

Location Address: 5 St Georges Road, Penshurst NSW 2222
Long Day Care, Monday - Friday 7.00am - 6.00pm.
Caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
The centre is closed annually over the Christmas/New Year period and re-opens in mid to late January.
All meals and snacks provided.

Fees as of January 2016. $95

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Hurstville Early Learning Centre

Location Address: Hurstville Westfield Shopping Centre (roof top).
Long Day Care, Monday - Friday 7.45am to 5.45pm.
Caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
The centre is closed annually over the Christmas/New Year period and re-opens in mid to late January.
All meals and snacks provided.

Fees as of January 2016. $90

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Hurstville City Council Family Day Care Service

As of July 1st 2015 Council's Family Day Care scheme was re-sponsored by
Sydney Wide Family Day Care who can be contacted on 9799 4844

Visiting Our Services

As our children’s services are busy places we find it very difficult to respond to family and community enquiries made directly at the service without an appointment. We do however, welcome family and community enquiries and encourage you to contact our Administration Team on (02) 9330 6449 or via email at adminecec@hurstville.nsw.gov.au so that we can arrange for you to join one of our weekly tours of the children’s service of your choice. 

Child Enrolment and Waiting List

Enrolments at our services are in high demand and as such we have a waiting list for available positions. We encourage families to submit an online waiting list application well before they require child care.

For all Centre based waiting list applications please go to Child Care Centre Waiting List Application 

Once we receive your application it will be added to the current waiting list for the children’s services that you selected. The waiting list is populated based on your application date and reviewed annually to ensure that the families on the waiting list are still seeking child care positions. 

When a position becomes available for your child, the Children’s Services Administration Team will contact you to offer you the position. If you do not accept the position you will be given the choice for your application to be removed from the waiting list or to be re-entered at the current date. Alternately, if we are unable to contact you after 3 attempts, it is important to note, that your application will be removed from the waiting list.

If you choose to accept the position for your child, the Administration Team will arrange an Orientation/Interview visit to the children’s service for you and your family to meet the staff, other families and children. At this visit we will provide you with specific information about the services programs, policies, procedures and fees. The orientation visit is also an important opportunity for you to share with us everything that you would like us to know about your child and to tell us how we can best care for them.   

Fees and Charges

Hurstville Council is committed to providing high quality early childhood education and care services to the community and strive to keep the cost of child care affordable. As our fees and charges are based on the levels of service provided ,each service’s fees and charges differ dependent on what is offered.

In general, our centre based children’s services fees and charges include:

  • a daily fee for the provision of the child care service
  • a two(2) week fee bond on acceptance of an enrolment position

It is important to note that all families using Children’s Services may be eligible for fee assistance in the form of the Child Care Rebate and/or Child Care Benefit. This will be explained to all families on enrolment of their children at our services. If you would like to know more please follow the links below:

Hurstville City Council’s child care centres require all children to be immunised.

Children with Medical contraindications or natural immunity which are certified in writing by a General Practioners will be exempt from the Immunisation Requirements.

Prior to your child commencing care at one of our child care centres, you have to provide on "up to date" Immunisation History Statement or an Immunisation Exemption Medical Contraindication form. These forms are available from Medicare.

Child Care Benefit : http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit
Child Care Rebate : http://www.mychild.gov.au/childcarerebate

Enquiries

For all further queries please contact the Childrens Services Administration office on:

Phone : (02) 9330 6449
Email : adminecec@hurstville.nsw.gov.au
 

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