Long Day Care

Inclusions

At The Range, long daycare children are provided with the following items and services:

  • breakfast before 8am (cereal)
  • morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack around 5.30pm
  • milk, water & Fresh Fruit
  • sunscreen
  • nappy cream and wipes
  • first aid (eg. band aids)

We do not provide:

  • nappies
  • hats

For full details on what your child should bring each day, please consult the PARENT HANDBOOK.

Session Times and Fees

The centre is open 7.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.

We are closed on all Victorian public holidays. See list below.

Fees

2019 Daily fee per child is $117

Information about Child Care Subsidy is available on the Our Program page.

Rooms

The Range operates 5 rooms for long day care. From youngest to oldest, rooms are named as follows. Each room has its own philosophy and reflections are provided regularly.

Extra Activities

Let’s Get Active Program

The Let’s Get Active program was designed to give children the opportunity to learn & develop basic essential physical & mental skills through exercise.  It exposes them to all the physical benefits of exercise and teaches fundamental body movements that can be adapted to a range of sports, active play games and healthy lifestyle habits. The program activities/exercises have been designed specifically for childcare aged children and the sessions are conducted in a fun, structured and comfortable environment, conducive to learning.

The main focus of the sessions has been to introduce them to basic skill movements (running, jumping, throwing, balancing) that require an understanding of their body functionality and rhythm. They are learning to follow instructions in an energetic group environment, which will assist in developing essential social skills such as tolerance, turn taking, participation, confidence, resilience, team work and communication. Your child is being challenged with a variety of fine & gross motor skill activities that will be increased in difficulty as their skills improve. 

The session content includes structured group, team & individual exercises/activities, sports games and fine skill based challenges.  Most importantly, your child will be having fun while developing vital life skills and preparing for primary school.

Incursions

The Range Children’s Centre offers occasional incursion activities which operate in the rooms for short periods from time to time at no cost to the parents. The following is a list of incursions booked for 2018:

  • Animals on the move
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Rabbit Program
  • Pet Education
  • Traffic School
  • Dinosaurs & Fossils
  • Wild Action
  • The Great Recycling Adventure
  • Library
  • Dream Puppets
  • Kinder Dreaming
  • Little Fox Play Shop
  • MORE TO COME

Child Care Events

Holiday Closures

The Range is closed on Victorian public holidays.

Christmas Holiday Closure

Last day for children to attend is December 19th 2019

Centre re-opens for children January 7th 2020

Events Calendar

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