Q. What is the maximum enrolment at Riverside Kids ELC?

A. 20 children

Q. At what age can children attend the Riverside Kids?

A. Children who are currently 3 – 5 years old

Q. Is there a late fee?

A. A late fee of $1 per minute for the first 10 minutes applies. Thereafter, an additional fee of $2 per minute applies.

Q. What food is provided at Riverside Kids?

A. Fresh fruit is made available for the afternoon break as a part of the daily fee. We request that parents provide morning tea and lunch. We are happy for parents to provide additional afternoon tea but fresh fruit will be made available by the staff. As Riverside Kids is an Adventist Christian centre, we only provide vegetarian food to the children and their families. If you wish to send a dish for a special occasion, to be shared at Riverside, please keep our healthy eating stand in mind. Of course, this will have no impact on what you wish to provide for your own child to eat. We highly respect the natural diversity of personal diet preferences in all families.

Q. Do children have a daily rest?

A. There is a daily rest period for all children for a minimum of 20 minutes. Those children who have rested may then engage in quiet activities while others remain resting or sleeping. Children who need, or wish, to fall sleep are welcome to sleep during this time.

Q. What is the minimum national standard for staff to child ratios?

A. The required ratio is one staff to eleven children. The School Management Committee has presently committed to provide an additional assistant each day for the core hours (five hours per day) even if there are less than eleven children present.

Q. What is the level of training and education of the Riverside Kids staff?

A. Mrs Reini Steed, the Early Learning Teacher and Riverside Kids Director, holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Child Care). Other educators hold (or are studying towards) at least a Certificate III in Children’s Services. Every staff member holds a current Senior First Aid Certificate and has attended Asthma, CPR and Anaphylaxis training.

Q. Is there a charge for public holidays?

A. Yes. See the office staff for more information.

Q. Do I still pay if my child is away due to illness or holidays?

A. Yes. The good news is that qualifying families will still receive CCB on those days – up to 42 days per year.

Q. Does my child have to be immunised to attend?

A. No, however parents or carers must provide relevant documentation as required by Queensland Health. Children with recognised exemption from current immunisation will be excluded from the centre if an outbreak occurs at Riverside Kids of an immunisable disease. (In the event of this unlikely occurrence, fees will still be charged to ensure your child’s position is held).

Q. Do you have to enrol in Riverside Adventist Early Learning Centre to be considered for a Prep enrolment in the school?

A. No. If Prep enrolment does become full for the following school year, children enrolled in Riverside Adventist ELC will be given priority placement.