CENTRE CLOSED

Macleod Recreation and Fitness Centre is closed until further notice

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Our child care program is open to members and casual visitors seeking care for their children.

Children are supervised by qualified carers in an interactive space equipped with games, toys and interactive play areas. We provide children with the opportunity to socialise in a family and multi-age setting, where they can explore new experiences in a stimulating and caring environment. We welcome children from six weeks to nine years.

We offer two styles of care in our centre: sessional care and occasional care. So whether you’re attending a weekly group fitness class or have an offsite appointment, we have care options to meet your needs.

  • Sessional Carefor parents and carers who are planning to stay within the centre while their child is in care.
  • Occasional Care: for parents and carers who would like to pursue activities outside the centre while their child is in care.

So whether you’re attending a weekly group fitness class or have an offsite appointment, we have care options to meet your needs.

  • Session Information

    Educator-to-Child Ratios

    1 educator to a maximum of five children, at all times

    Session Times

    Session 1: 9:00am - 10:15am, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays

    Session 2: 10:15am - 11:30am, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays

    Weekends: Closed

    Public holidays: Closed

    We may close for up to three weeks over the Christmas period.

    Types of Care

    We offer two styles of care at Macleod Recreation and Fitness Centre: sessional care and occasional care.

    • Sessional care: for parents and carers who are planning to stay within the centre while their child is in care. Bookings are a minimum of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    • Occasional care: for parents and carers who would like to pursue activities outside the centre while their child is in care. Bookings are a minimum of 2.5 hours. 
  • Fees

    Prices

    Prices for Sessional Care (for parents and carers using our facilities) and Occassional Care (for parents and carers leaving the facility) are the same. So you can access quality, affordable child care no matter what your plans are.

      Per session
    Sessional care - members
    $4.00
    Sessional care - non-members
    $8.00
    Occasional care 
    $15.00

    Paying fees

    Fees must be paid:

    • By debit or credit card over the phone or in person.
    • A statement will be sent fortnightly. Payments can be made at reception or by calling us at (03) 9459 9022

    Bookings are essential. Call us on (03) 9459 9022 or come in and see one of our friendly staff. 

  • Enrolment

    New Families

    Enrolment For each child you wish to enrol in our child care service, you need to:

    Families already registered with My Family Lounge

    You can only book in during the registration period.

    • Sign in to My Family Lounge Website
    • Select the Child Care service/s you wish to enrol your child in
    • Complete enrolment form, upload immunisation history statement, upload any relevant medical action plans
    • Select which day/ days you want to enroll in
    • Create Booking

    Log-in here

    Bookings 

    Once enrolled, you can make a bookings online via your My Family Lounge account. Bookings can be made a week in advance and are essential.

    Cancellations

    If possible, please give us 24 hours notice of cancellations. Where that's not possible, please let us know by 8:30am on the day of your booked session.

    Please note that if you fail to make contact regarding your inability to attend your booking, or cancel late, a casual rate for the sessions booked will be charged.
  • What to Bring
    Bring all the things your child will need during their care. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child's name. If your child is on medication, please hand this directly to staff when you arrive.

    Infants and toddlers

    • Bottle (with expressed milk, pre-made formula or cow's milk as required)
    • Healthy snack or lunch
    • Water bottle or sippy cup
    • Dummy in sealed container, if required
    • Nappies, wipes and plastic bags
    • Change of clothes
    • Sun-safe hat - we recommend the legionnaire style (brim at the front, flap at the back)
    • Comfort item (soft toy or blanket), if required
    • Sleeping sheet set or blanket for nap time, if required

    Older children

    • Healthy snack or lunch
    • Water bottle
    • Change of clothes (some types of play may be messy)
    • Extra pairs of underwear, especially if toilet training
    • Sun-safe hat

    Do NOT bring

    • Fizzy drinks, lollies or chocolates - unless specifically requested for a special celebration
    • Nuts or Nutella - we have a nut-free policy to avoid anaphylaxis
    • Pets

    Guidelines for child care

    Help us run a safe and welcoming child care service by following our guidelines.

    • Do not bring your child if they are unwell
    • Sign in when you arrive, and out when you leave
    • Ensure you bring all the things your child will need for the session
    • Label all your child's belongings

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