Frequently Asked Questions

S.O.C.C.S. uses a children’s catering company Kids Gourmet Food that caters for children in child care centres. We have been using this company for many years and are extremely happy with their service. A dietitian goes over all of their menus prior to the company sending them to us to ensure that the children are receiving the correct amount of protein, dairy, carbohydrate they need to keep their little bodies active and healthy. The menus are displayed each week in the kitchen window. The company provides food for those children who have specific food limitations or allergies.

The children receive morning tea, a cooked lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea. They also receive all their drinks for the day. The food is a mixture of textures, colours and cultures. We do not provide breakfast for children but are happy for you to bring it and a staff member will sit with your child and interact with him or her while he or she is eating.

SOCCS program reflects the “Early Years Learning Framework for Australia” (DEEWR). This is a child-centred and interest based curriculum with a strong emphasis on play and investigation. This national Framework extends and enriches childrens’ learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. We support children’s interests and extend on these interests to provide children opportunities for further exploration and learning. The daily program is made up of play areas and group times that involve the children to take part in to broaden their learning and development. Children lead the program while staff are there to support and guide the play and learning involved.

0-2 year old children:
1 staff member for each 4 children (1:4)

2-3 year old children:
1 staff member for each 5 children (1:5)

3-5 year old children:
1 staff member for each 10 children (1:10)

0-2 year old room (16 children per day):
4 staff members each day.

2-3 year old room (19 children per day):
4 staff members each day.

3-5 year old room (20 children per day):
3 staff members each day.

3-5 year old Preschool (30 children per day):
3 staff members each day.

S.O.C.C.S. is licensed to operate the centre with 85 children per day.

The centre has nineteen staff members comprising of university-trained staff, TAFE-trained staff with their diplomas and Certificate III qualifications and staff who have completed traineeships.

Accreditation is the old term for rating quality care in childcare centres.

The National Quality Framework in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) is the new framework that centres are rated on varying aspects of quality throughout each service. It is now a nationally recognised assessment of the quality of the service against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm
Sat – Sun- closed
Public holidays: closed