Pre-Prep operates on a 5 day a week or a 5 day a week fortnightly cycle. That means you can nominate for your child to attend full time or part time. So your child would either attend Monday to Friday (full time) OR Monday, Tuesday and every alternate Wednesday or Thursday, Friday and every alternate Wednesday (part time). The Pre-Prep is open from 8.20am to 2.40pm every day.
During your interview the Director or nominated delegate will discuss your preference of days with you (Full time – 5 days a week OR part time beginning of the week or end of the week – 5 days a fortnight). Although we will try to place your child on your preferred days, there is no guarantee that your preferred days will be available.
Mackay Christian College Pre-Prep Learning Centre is a Registered Child Care Provider
. As such, parents may be eligible for Child Care Benefit from the government. The CCB is means tested, and parents must register with Centrelink to find out if they are eligible. It is the responsibility of parents to make necessary arrangements to receive any assistance for which they may be entitled. This can be done either online or through the Family Assistance Office at Centrelink. Mackay Christian College will issue a statement/invoice to enable parents to make their claim. A Claim for Childcare Benefit for Registered Care Form FA018
must accompany each claim, and claims must be made within 12 months of the care taking place.
Parents can download Form FA018 from the Centrelink website http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/fa018. Claims are made through the Family Assistance Office and may be made at any time, however can take up to between 14 – 35 working days to be processed.
Please note: Families with children who are not immunised and do not have an approved exemption, will not be eligible to receive Child Care Benefit (CCB). Free catch-up vaccinations are provided for young persons (less than 20 years of age) whose families are currently receiving family assistance payments (Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement). However, this is a time limited program and will cease in December 2017.
If your child has a birthday during the school year and they would like to share this with their Pre-Prep friends, to celebrate the occasion your child may bring along enough cupcakes for each child in their Pre-Prep class either on the day or on a day close to their birthday. Please make sure cakes do not contain nuts and provide a list of ingredients to your child’s class teacher.
Pre-Prep Fees will be invoiced each term. Statements are issued by mail, email or will be placed in your child’s pocket located outside their classroom.
Mackay Christian College Pre-Prep is billed at $29 per day. Fees are charged for school terms only as per the Mackay Christian College calendar (public holidays are included). Full Fees are payable for absences due to to family holidays, illness or days when Pre-Prep is closed for statutory holidays.
The Pre-Prep Program incorporates a balance of activities for children including opportunities for rest & relaxation. A rest time provides your child with an opportunity to sleep/unwind and a time to help them to learn to relax and of uninterrupted quiet. Quiet activities will be provided for those children who remain awake during rest time.