As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, 2017 will see some exciting developments for our youngest learners.
The St John’s Grammar Early Learning Centre will be expanding its program offering to full-day sessions, from Monday – Friday, for both our 3 year-old and 4 year-old programs.
We understand that families have a range of commitments in their lives, and this will allow for greater opportunities and flexibility in accessing the ELC’s offerings around these commitments. This also provides the opportunity for our students to spend additional time working within our Montessori based ELC curriculum.
From Term 1, 2017, we will be offering a simplified, full-day booking option, on the days that suit you between Monday and Friday, and the number of days that suit you between two and five per week. Your booking preferences can be updated each semester if necessary, in line with any changes to your personal circumstances.
The ELC day will commence at 7.30am and conclude at 6.00pm, with the Montessori based curriculum being taught by fully qualified teachers between 9.00am and 3.15pm. As part of this simplification process, we will introduce one daily fee of $105 which will include a morning and afternoon snack and will provide access to and from the ELC anytime between 7.30am and 6.00pm. This negates the need for your child to move to and from the existing separate Long Day Care service and physical environment.
The ELC will continue to be registered as an approved child care provider, with both our 3 and 4 year-old programs eligible for both the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR), to assist families in covering the out-of-pocket expenses associated with ELC Long Day Care costs.
To enhance our services to families, from 2017 we will also be offering ELC Vacation Care programs specific to our 3 and 4 year-old students, separate to our existing Junior School Vacation Care program. Further information and the option to register your interest will be available shortly.
We anticipate that these flexible and improved service offerings, along with planned developments to the Early Learning Centre and Junior School environment and campuses over the coming summer holiday period, will be of great benefit to all families, both current and future.
The ELC will continue to offer an outstanding curriculum and service to your children, in an intimate group setting, taught by fully qualified teachers.
For further information or to enquire about availability in the ELC programs for 2017, please contact our Registrar, Tim Wilson via email or call on 8278 0210.