Cooinda Cottage believes that a child’s journey and future is affected by our past, our people and own individual growth. NBCA has a strong commitment to the provision of an inclusive community service for children and their families that is based on secure relationships, interactive teaching and learning with a holistic approach to every child’s wellness and wellbeing.
We strive to provide high quality education and care through the implementation of the National Quality Framework. Cooinda Cottage is located at the Charnwood Shopping Centre, offering a large, free parking facility in front of the service.
We provide nappies and all food for the day. Meals include Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and a Late Snack. Our menus follow Nutrition Australia Guidelines.
Cooinda offers both Long Day Care and Occasional Care.
Our opening hours are from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, with the office being attended from 7.45am to 5.30pm each day.
Cooinda Cottage is open for 50 weeks of the year, closing for approximately two weeks over the Christmas / New Year period, as well as closing for all recognised Public Holidays.
Cooinda Cottage has a Service Approval to educate and care for up to 80 children per day between the ages of birth to 5 years. The children are cared for in one of the following rooms, according to their age, developmental level and availability of places:
|Room||Number Of Children||Approximate age group||Educator:Child Ratio|
|Bilbies||12||0 – 15 months||1:4|
|Wombats||12||15 months – 2 years||1:4|
|Koalas||15||2 – 3 years||1:5|
|Echidnas||10||2 – 3 years||1:5|
|Geckos||15||3 – 3.5 years||1:8|
|Crocodiles||16||3 – 5 years||1:8|
In the event of being offered a permanent place, families will be required to pay a deposit to hold the position. Part of this fee will be a non-refundable enrolment fee that will cover the cost of a hat for your child and administration costs. The rest of the fee will go towards covering the first amount of fees you are charged once your child starts care.
Occasional care can be booked by families (subject to availability). This care can be booked up to 7 days in advance by calling the service.
Fees are only accepted via a direct debit system, where the amount owed each fortnight will be debited from your nominated bank account or credit card.
Our fees are as follows:
|Weekly Fee (Full Time Care)||$520.00|
|Casual Daily Fee||$114.00|
|Casual Hourly Fee||$19.00|