Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Did you Know

The Homestead has been providing quality childcare since 1991

  • We have a dedicated and experienced staff team, some of whom have been with the centre for more than 15 years. We have our own accredited cook and fully equipped kitchen to produce hot fresh meals everyday
  • You can buy frozen packs of the same fabulous meals that your child enjoys at the Homestead
  • Our outdoor play area is a beautiful natural environment and amongst the largest per child in the state
  • A staff member is assigned as the primary carer for your child
  • We capture and use rainwater to supply our toilets saving over 100,000 litres of water a year from the mains supply
  • We support the inclusion of children with additional support needs including physical and developmental
  • We supply individual sun hats to all our children
  • We plan, observe and record your child’s development, learning  interests and experiences
  • We have a wide range nationalities and cultures within the Homestead and foster this in our everyday learning
  • Our families who choose to use the Homestead live all across the northern  and north eastern suburbs including  Golden Grove, Modbury, Mawson Lakes, Hillcrest, Tea Tree Gully Hope Valley, Para Hills and Hillbank
  • You can be a member of the management committee and contributie to decision-making in the care environment for your child
  • Has approval for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate (CCR). Child Care Rebate reimburses 50% of the net  fee for working families up to $7500.00 per financial year
  • If you have financial hardship then you may be eligible for Special Childcare Benefit which covers the entire childcare fee for a short period
  • The Homestead has increased the number of staff for children between 2 and 3 years old.  This is above the current required staff ratio and reflects the importance on the intensive contact and care for this age, so beneficial for early development. In January 2016 the staff/child ratios for 2 – 3 year olds will change to 1 Educator to 5 children