Long Day Care

Long Day Care centres provide education and care for children aged 0-6 years. The hours available are longer than Occasional Care, and care can be arranged on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

The centres provide a warm, friendly environment in which children feel happy and secure. Our early childhood educators are dedicated and passionate about their role and will discuss with each family their individual needs and how to meet them.

Families commencing care at any one of our services have the opportunity to participate in tailored orientation visits to familiarise themselves with the service. During this time families have the opportunity to stay with their child in the care environment and observe our staff interactions with children, the routines and participate in the program.

Locations

Arthur Dickmann Childcare Centre

104-106 Maude Street, Shepparton
Phone: 03 5821 3880
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm
Email: arthur.dickmann@shepparton.vic.gov.au

Frank R Pullar Children's Centre

168 Echuca Road, Mooroopna
Phone: 03 5825 3101
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm
Email: frank.pullar@shepparton.vic.gov.au

Nancy Vibert Childcare Centre

18 Edward St, Shepparton
Phone: 03 5832 9560
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm
Email: nancyvibert@shepparton.vic.gov.au

Fees

Fees are charged daily. These fees include meals and snacks, cloth nappies, and a developmentally appropriate and stimulating program based on current best practice. For details about current fees please contact Council's Children's and Youth Services Department on 03 5832 9783.

Assistance with fees

The Australian Government provides assistance to families to access high quality childcare through the Child Care Benefit (CCB) scheme. Child Care Benefit is income tested through the Family Assistance Office. For further information about Child Care Benefit please contact the Department of Human Services on 13 61 50.

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Information for parents

Accreditation

Council's Long Day Care services are all registered with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, and are committed to providing a high quality standard of care for all children.

Meals and snacks

Whilst in care children are provided with a nutritious menu that incorporates a healthy balanced diet with an active lifestyle, taking into account allergies and cultural requirements.

The children within our centres are provided with morning and afternoon tea. Our Arthur Dickmann Childcare Centre and Frank R Pullar Childcare Centre offer a meal for lunch.

Our cooks are trained and skilled in providing a safe and healthy eating environment as well as ensuring the meals are presented in such a way as to encourage healthy choices and healthy appetites.

Nappies

Frank R Pullar Childcare Centre and Arthur Dickmann Childcare Centre offer a cloth nappy service at no extra charge.

Sun Smart

All Long Day Care services are Sun Smart services. Between September and April the children do not go outdoors between 11am and 3pm to avoid the hottest part of the day and all children are asked to provide a wide brimmed hat for outdoor play. Educators at the service role model the wearing of appropriate hats and encourage the children to play in the shade wherever possible. Sunscreen is applied regularly and is supplied by the service.

Concerns

If parents have concerns regarding the health, safety or wellbeing of any child within the children's service, or if they believe the Education and Care National Law and Regulations 2010 has been contravened, they can contact the Regional Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and ask to speak to the Children's Services Advisor. The contact details for the Shepparton Office are (03) 5832 1500.