Parent Information

Opening hours

Aurrum Kids early learning centres are open between the hours of 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. Your child may be picked up or dropped off at any time between those hours that is convenient to you. The centres operate 52 weeks of the year. We are not open on Public Holidays.

Group Personal Training

Helpful tips for families

What to bring

Change of clothes, hat, water bottle, comforter (if appropriate), formula or breast milk (including bottle).

Orientation for families

Orientation is an important process for children, families and team members to gain vital information about the individual child’s needs and interests. During orientation, team members may discuss the following:

  • The cultural and/or linguistic background for families from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • The family’s needs in relation to work or other commitments
  • Days and times childcare is required
  • The family’s previous knowledge or experience of other centres
  • Any additional needs of the child and/or their family
  • Any court orders that are applicable to the child
  • Program and practice approach
  • The child’s interests
  • Family goals and expectations
  • Any allergies or dietary needs for the child
  • Emergency or health care plans for the child if relevant
  • The centre and room routines

Transition to school

We have Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers who run funded Kindergarten and Preschool Programs. We regularly meet with local primary schools to ensure our School Readiness Program provides Aurrum Kids children the best start to their schooling life. If you would like more information, please speak to our Centre Leadership Team.

Child health & safety

The health and safety of the children in our care are our top priority. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children to thrive and parents to enjoy peace of mind.

Policies & procedures

We recognise the importance of adopting well-defined policies and procedures. These guidelines form the foundation of our commitment to providing exceptional care and education to the children at Aurrum Kids. Our policies cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Staff Conduct
  • Curriculum
  • Communication with Parents

A copy of all policies and procedures is available to parents on our Parent App.

You can also expect

We provide a wide range of services to support children and make it easy for families:

  • A team of highly qualified educators and teachers delivering a comprehensive educational program
  • Dedicated Kindergarten (VIC) and Preschool (NSW) early childhood centre providing children aged 3-5 years affordable School Readiness Programs facilitated by Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teachers
  • Our room programs are designed and delivered by our dedicated in-house educators and can include arts, language, school readiness and music and movement
  • All weather playgrounds encouraging exploration through natural play including bike tracks, sandpits, green houses, garden, water pumps and cubby houses
  • Incursions and excursions including special events and community programs
Group Personal Training
one-on-one PT

Parent app

Experience more of your child’s day with our Parent App Kinder m8. The Kinder m8 Parent App allows you to connect to your child’s learning from anywhere at any time. Follow what’s happening in real-time and get instant access to information and updates on your child’s learning and development.

You can also use the app to book in additional casual days, notify us if your child will be away and access your billing information.

Fees & childcare subsidy

All fees are to be paid by Exidebit, which is a secure, online payment system where you can choose to pay your fees via direct debit or credit card. Fees are deducted from your nominated account fortnightly in advance on a Thursday. If you have any questions regarding your account or are seeking financial assistance, please contact your Centre Manager as soon as possible.

All Aurrum Kids centres are Commonwealth funded to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). This subsidy is available to families reducing your out of pocket expenses. The CCS is paid from the Commonwealth directly to Aurrum Kids, meaning you will only be charged the difference.

To determine if you are eligible to receive the CCS, contact Centrelink on 136 150 or Human Services. If you are eligible, you will need to obtain a Customer Reference Number (CRN) prior to enrolling at Aurrum Kids. Please provide your CRN to us upon enrolling to ensure the subsidy is applied to your account.

Group Personal Training
one-on-one PT

Financial support

The Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) provides a higher rate of financial assistance than the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and is designed to apply in special circumstances (e.g. if there is a risk to the child’s wellbeing or in cases of financial hardship)

Who is eligible for the ACCS?

An individual needs to be eligible for the CCS and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Child wellbeing
  • Grandparents
  • Temporary financial hardship
  • Transition to work

View the ACCS (transition to work) fact sheet. For more information about the ACCS, please contact Centrelink.

Enquire now to book a tour or join our waitlist

It’s never too early to discover the beautiful learning experiences waiting for your children at Aurrum Kids. Enquire today to book a tour at one of our early learning centres.