Balancing child care costs

Learning through play: Woronora Heights Community Preschool is committed to providing a place where children are encouraged and supported.
Learning through play: Woronora Heights Community Preschool is committed to providing a place where children are encouraged and supported.

Balancing the cost of quality early learning and care is sometimes quite a challenge. That's why Big Fat Smile, a local not for profit, community owned and highly respected provider of early education, childcare and inclusion services, is helping families by offering lots of extras at their Woronora Heights Community Preschool.

Starting with Attendance Blocks. Big Fat Smile's Woronora Heights Community Preschool offers Attendance Blocks (also referred to as Sessions) which let you choose less hours of child care per day to suit your needs - so this means you can use less of your eligible child care subsidy hours too.

For example, if your long day care or child care centre is open for 12 hours (e.g. 6.30am - 6.30pm) but you only really use nine hours of care each day, in a centre WITHOUT Attendance Blocks, your subsidised hours would be quaffed for using a full 12 hours, despite your child not actually being in care for three of them!

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Interactive: The centre offers areas where children can use their imagination, play and explore.

Interactive: The centre offers areas where children can use their imagination, play and explore.

How else can you make sure you're getting the best out of your service?

Little extras: At Big Fat Smile, you don't pay for nappies or wipes - they're provided as part of the fee in the baby room. They also provide all food - breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, as well as snacks. Linen and sunscreen are also included.

Almost time to start big school?

At Woronora Heights Community Preschool, every day is an opportunity to prepare to transition to school. They have a comprehensive program that gives children competencies in intellectual, socio-emotional, scholastic, fine motor and verbal readiness to help them successfully make the transition to big school.

To find out more about Big Fat Smile and Woronora Heights Community Preschool visit bigfatsmile.com.au or contact 1300 001 237 to discuss how to make the most of your Child Care Subsidy hours or to become part of the Big Fat Smile family.