Falls Creek’s dedicated child care centre gives you the peace of mind that the kids are safe and being cared for.
Falls Creek Child Care is open year round and is located in the St Falls complex in Slalom Plaza (at the base of the Falls Express chairlift). The centre is open to children aged 12 weeks to 5 years old. The centre is run by qualified and experienced educators, to care for your children in a safe environment and to allow you to enjoy all that Falls Creek has to offer.
Spaces are limited so early bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Please understand that making a request for a booking, does not automatically mean your booking has been successful.
Centre Hours & Rates for 2016 (effective June 1)
Our centre is open 7 days a week throughout the declared snow season (and Mon – Fri outside the snow season)
Morning Session (8.30am – 12.30pm) $85
Afternoon Session (1.30pm – 5.00pm) $60
Full Day Session (8.30am – 5.00pm) $130
Our centre is now a participant in the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. Eligible parents are able to access Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate to subsidise child care fees. Please check with the Family Assistance Office for further information.
Please be aware that a strict late fee of $10 is charged for every 15 minutes the parent or guardian is late to collect their child(ren). The centre clock is used to calculate late fees. Please consider lift queues and potential lift stoppages when organising pick up times.
How to Make a booking
1> Send us your booking request
Please complete a Booking Request below and submit. Your booking request will be sent to our Child Care staff to see if we have availability.During operating hours our staff will often be busy caring for children in our Centre. As such, we request you communicate using email booking requests so that it can be actioned in quieter times or outside normal operating hours.
2> Await confirmation for your request
We will confirm by email availability for your booking request and send a Child Care Enrolment Form.
3> Complete enrolment form
Please return your completed Enrolment Form (download here) so that we can confirm your booking.
What to bring:
- Mid morning and afternoon snacks
- Lunch if in a morning or full day session (NB: Falls Creek Child Care does not provide food)
- Water bottle
- Formula and bottles
- Change of clothes
- Any special dietary requirements Security item i.e. dummies, blankets, toy
- Please also LABEL ALL FOOD AND DRINK AND CLOTHING
Childcare Centre Policy
A parent / guardian agrees to collect or make arrangements for the collection of the child referred to in the enrolment form if she/he becomes unwell or is suffering from any conditions deemed contagious; A parent / guardian consents to the staff of Falls Creek Child Care administering such emergency medical treatment as is necessary and will reimburse any necessary expenses incurred by the centre. Payment is required to confirm your booking. The centre will not accept a child unless their session is paid for. STRICTLY no credit and no paying after the session. The centre does not have the staff or the facilities to care for sick children. It is not fair to expose a sick child to other holiday makers in the centre or our staff. Falls Creek Child Care reserves the right for our staff to refuse to accept or send home children who are suffering from diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, green runny noses or any potentially contagious bug. Return visit credits will be issued at Falls Creek Child Care’s discretion for instances where we are advised appropriately of a child being unable to attend due to sickness. No refunds, part or full, will be given if a child is admitted and sent home.