Favourite Lunches

    Listed below are recipes for the top 10 favourite lunches at Annie Dennis so you can try them at home. MIXED SANDWICHES Fillings on wholemeal bread Chicken & avocado Chicken, lettuce & mayo Tuna, lettuce & mayo Tuna, carrot & mayo Egg & lettuce Cheese & tomato N.B Chicken fillets are baked ORIENTAL CHICKEN ROLLS 500g Chicken mince 1 carrot, grated 1 zucchini,
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Orientation

Just as adults are often anxious about meeting new people or starting in a new job, commencing child care and kindergarten can be an anxious experience for you and your child. Let us reassure you that this is completely normal. Our early childhood educators are experienced and can help you and your child settle into the centre. On your first day, you will be
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Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating birthdays with family and friends is an important aspect of a child’s life. At Annie Dennis we value and recognise the importance of this for children and welcome the sharing of this celebration too. Our centre cook is able to bake a cake for your child on their birthday to be celebrated and shared within the program while they are here. Due to
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for child care? How do I apply for kindergarten? Can I tour the centre? What is the orientation process when my child first starts? How do I pay fees? What are allowable absenses? What happens on public holidays? Can my child have a birthday cake?


Payment of fees

Annie Dennis operates on a break even budget. The main source of income is your childcare fees. For this reason it is important that your fees are paid on time. Invoices are processed in arrears for the care used every fortnight on a Monday. They are emailed or pocketed by request. Please pay your invoice on receiving it. There are a number of payment
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Public holidays

Fees are payable on all public holidays. If your child attends on a day that falls on a public holiday you will be able to pick up an extra day in lieu for no extra charge. Priority will be given to children who have accrued extra days due to public holidays over parents requesting additional days. In lieu public holiday days are only available
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Allowable absences

An allowable absence is one where you can still claim Child Care Benefit for a day when your child is absent. A child is allowed up to 42 absent days per financial year without your Child Care Benefit being affected. You DO NOT need to provide any documentation, eg doctor’s certificate, for the 42 days but any subsquent absences will need to be supported
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Tips for healthy eating at home

Good nutrition and a balanced diet will help your child grow up healthy. Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, you can take steps to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits. • Have regular family meals – Children like to predictability of family meals and it’s a great way to catch up. Family meals also offer the chance to introduce your
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Head lice guidelines

Head lice have been around for thousands of years. We are never going to be completely rid of them but, we can make managing them easier. There is no single treatment that kills 100% of head lice or eggs. It takes time and persistence to get rid of them. We have had a number of cases in the Pandas, Grasshoppers and Rainbow rooms and
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If your child is absent

Please call the centre if your child will be absent due to illness, on holidays or staying home. It is important to let us know if your child is sick so that we can report any contagious illness/communicable diseases to other families and/or the Health Department. An allowable absence is one where you can still claim Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate for
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