What’s the difference between Sessional Kindergarten and Long Day Care?

We offer Long Day Care for children aged 6 months to school commencement and Sessional Kindergarten for children who turn 3 or 4 before 30th April of the year they will be in kindergarten.

If your child is eligible for both, you might be wondering which you should choose. The answer depends on your family’s own situation.

The most important thing to understand is that children will have kindergarten sessions with a qualified teacher in both Long Day Care and Sessional Kindergarten. Kindergarten is integrated into Long Day Care, with kindergarten teachers working with the children between 8am and 4pm.

Sessional Kindergarten has fixed hours (two days of 8.30 to 4pm). Long Day Care has longer opening hours (7am to 6pm), so offers more flexibility to families.

Sessional kindergarten is free and in 2024, CCCI will be offering sessional kindergarten families the option to purchase additional care before and after sessional kindergarten hours, as well as care during school holidays.

Some of our families enrol their child/ren in Sessional Kindergarten, plus one or more extra days in Long Day Care.

What does On-Selling days mean?

If your child is going to be away for any length of time, you’re able to make those days available for other families. If these days are purchased by another family, you aren’t liable for fees on those days.

Note: there is no guarantee any or all of the days will be on-sold, as this is subject to demand. Existing vacancies will be filled before on-selling is used. The on-selling care system is managed by the office on a first come first served basis.

Can I come and see the centre?

Yes! We encourage you to call to make an appointment to come and see the centre.

Please note, you’re required to have a tour of the centre before any new enrolment is confirmed.