On behalf of the staff and Management Committee, we would like to thank you for your interest in Gladesville Occasional Child Care Centre (GOCCC).
GOCCC aims to provide flexible, affordable, accessible and quality care for children under school age. GOCCC is an incorporated association, and the Associations Incorporation Act governs management of the Centre. A Management Committee made up of members (i.e. parents) manages the financial and strategic operations of the Centre. The Authorised Supervisor, who is responsible to the Management Committee, undertakes day-to-day management of the Centre.
As a not-for-profit organization, any earnings made by the Centre must be re-invested in the Centre, rather than being distributed to owners or shareholders.
GOCCC is licensed by the NSW Human Services to provide childcare services for children between 0 and 6, and we must abide by DOCS regulations and license conditions.
The Centre is open from 8:30am until 4pm, Monday to Friday. We are CLOSED on public holidays and for a four-week break over the Christmas-New Year period. We try to announce the exact dates of that closure before the end of November each year. We remain OPEN for all other school holidays.
Parents are required to bring food in the form of lunch and morning and/or afternoon tea for your child, depending on their hours of care. Our centre is a nut free centre. We encourage children to feed themselves, so please provide food that your child is capable of handling. Of course, our staff will feed younger children if necessary.
We offer 2 types of bookings in our centre
A permanent position is a regular allocated place and the same time and day each week. Permanent positions offer security, the ability to plan ahead or attend regular commitments. Permanent positions that are a morning spot or full day spot start at 9am regardless of drop off. Permanent positions incur a 50% cancellation fee.
A casual position is occasional childcare. A position may be booked in advance, or at little notice if available. The position can be from 3 hours minimum to a whole day maximum. Two casual booking can be secured at any given time (i.e. it is not possible to book more than two days in regardless of how frequent or sporadic the bookings are). Casual positions that are a morning spot or full day spot start at 9am regardless of drop off. Casual positions incur a 50% cancellation fee.
If you have any questions on issues not covered here, or would like further clarification, please don't hesitate to ask us. We sincerely hope that you will find that GOCCC meets your needs for occasional child care, and we look forward to developing a constructive relationship with your family.