Parish of St Stephanos – Hurlstone Park

Parish of St Stephanos – Hurlstone Park

SERVICES & FEES

Operating Hours
St Stephanos Child Care Centres are  Long Day Care Centres operating from 7.30am until 5:45pm Monday to Friday.

Meals
Our daily meals follow the NSW Department of Health regulations. Our menu is on an 6 week rotating cycle and meets a minimum of 50% of your child’s daily recommended dietary requirements. Our meals include Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

Programmes
Educators provide a play based programme that encourages children to acquire skills that will help them reach their developmental milestones. The Early Years Learning Framework is used to guide interactions with children as well as identify and assess learning outcomes.

Our approach with children aged 0-3 years is based on a nurturing and supportive relationship with educators fostering children’s development.

As children grow and transition to our 3 – 6 years Centre, the programme is based on children’s interests. They are actively involved in their learning and contribute ideas to the programme. Educators scaffold children’s learning and encourage skills that promote lifelong learning which assists in their transition towards kindergarten.

Fee Structure
St Stephanos Child Care Centre 1 and 2 charges a daily fee which includes all meals.

Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Child Care Rebates (CCR) are applied based on individual circumstances.

Fees are payable every fortnight in advance via direct debit.

Absences & Public Holidays: all sick days, absences and public holidays are paid for.

Christmas Closure: The Centres closes for 2 - 3 weeks at the end of the year. Fees are not payable during this period.