Service

Service Philosophy

At Funtastic Gems we believe that the before/after/vacation care program is a valuable and predominant part of the school and local community. The values which strengthen Funtastic Gems for the provision of a quality service provide that the children’s physical, emotional and social needs are met in a safe, caring and supportive environment. The best interests of the child are of paramount concern to us. Thus, the service believes that children are active learners from birth and through rich, engaging environments and meaningful interactions we can shape a foundation for successful lifelong learning, and personal development opportunities. Our educators within Funtastic Gems values the fundamentals of learning through play and identifies the significance of childhood in the early years. We believe that the intrinsic worth of all children and their families, their strengths and their right to equitable access and participation in the community is clearly visible in all aspects of service delivery.

At Funtastic Gems we provide care in a way that:

  • Recognizes and respects parents as primarily responsible for the upbringing, protection and development of their children. Funtastic Gems aims to support parents in that role, to the greatest extend reasonable possible.
  • Children, parents, staffs and relevant community members are treated with respect and their views in relation to the proper operation of the service are considered and valued.
  • Encourage and value the unique qualities of our children and their families.
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • Children are involved learners, have a strong sense of identity and effective communicators.
  • Children have a strong sense of well-being and respecting the child’s dignity and privacy.
  • Foster children’s autonomy and development by providing a program that is reflective of the curriculum framework ‘My Time, Our Place’.
  • Aim for all children to meet developmental outcomes of the framework
  • Provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment.

Service Cost for Parents

  • Child care benefit (CRN) & child care rebate (CCR)
    Funtastic Gems OSHC is an approved childcare centre, which means that our families can claim CCB and CCR if they are eligible.

 

  • Enrolment fees
    A $25 flat rate enrolment fee implies to every family when they enrol or re-enrol at the centre each year.

 

  • Daily Fees
    Session Type Morning Session Afternoon Session
    Permanent Care $22 $29
    Casual Care $25 $32

 

  • Vacation care fees
    Session Type Price
    Daily $60
    Incursion Days $70
    Excursion Days $80

 

  • Late Collection fees
    If you collect your child after 6:00pm, you will be charged a late fee of $10.00. If a child is not collected by 6:30pm and no contact can be made with parents or emergency contacts then the fees will increase to $40 flat rate.

 

  • Invoice and refunds
    Invoices will be prepared and emailed and handed to parents every two weeks when they pick up their child at the service. This ensures parents that if they have any major concerns with their payments that they can directly communicated it to management to resolve promptly. We will refund parents if their child is absent from service due to being sick subjected that they hand in a medication certificate.

 

  • overdue fees
    If there is an outstanding fee of over $150, or where no payments have been received or arrange to be paid within two weeks then centre management may need to put the child on hold and that child may not temporarily attend the services until payments have been paid.