- GULA | 6 weeks – 2 years
- BURU | 2 – 3 years
- MUNJAWARI | 3 – 4 years
- WALGA NATURE PRESCHOOL | 4 – 5 years
Walga Full Day (7.30am – 6.00pm), Before Preschool Program + Walga (7.30am – 3.00pm), or Walga + After Preschool Program (9.00am – 6.00pm)
- NUDDYA | 4 – 8 years
Before + After School Care for Southern Cross ECS students
- SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM also available for children between Preschool & Year 2.
Please note, there is a $150 non-refundable enrolment fee ($75 for siblings of current Anglicare families) that will be charged if you accept an offer to attend Anglicare at Southern Cross Early Childhood School.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a tour of Anglicare at Southern Cross Early Childhood School?
We would love to have you join us for a tour of our wonderful centre. Tours of our centre are available Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30am-4pm. Please call reception on (02) 6142 0020 to register.
What ages does the Centre cater for?
The Centre provides care and education for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 years old. The children are divided into the following groups based on their age group:
- GULA | 6 weeks – 2 years (Infant Room)
- BURU | 2 – 3 years (Toddler Room)
- MUNJAWARI | 3 – 4 years (Preschool Room)
- NUDDYA | 4 – 8 years (Before and After School (or Preschool) Care for current students at Southern Cross ECS)
- WALGA | 4 – 5 years (flexible booking arrangements are available)
I'm worried about my child being upset when I leave them at the Centre for the first time. What should I do?
We suggest you come to the ELC and spend time here with your child prior to leaving them. How much time you spend here is up to you. You are very welcome to spend as much or as little time as you need. Do not hesitate to ask questions, either in person, by phone or email. Your piece of mind is our top priority. Our aim is that you are relaxed and confident leaving your child in our care.
A calm and unhurried routine will allow your child to feel calm too. Spend time signing in, putting their belongings away, talking to the educators and settling your child into an activity. Once your child is settled into an activity, give them prior warning that you will leave soon. Always say good bye and tell your child you will be back to pick them up after you finish work. This helps build trust.
If you are worried or concerned please feel free to ring us at any time during the day. We will call you if your child is upset or if anything unusual happens.
End of the Day
When you pick your child up, take time to talk to the staff who will tell you how your child has been during the day. The day book will also give you information about what the children have done, sleep times and how much they have eaten. Talk to your child about who they have met and what they have enjoyed doing. Ask your child to show you what they have been doing.
In the next few days your child may settle easier on some days than others. Talk to the staff about events in your child’s life such as how they are sleeping , eating or what they did over the weekend. This will help give educators an overview of wellbeing.
Always remember we are here to help you. Please feel free to talk to us at any time.
What does my child need to bring?
We recommend a small to medium sized back pack, so that all belongings remain together.
- Spare changes of clothes including socks, shoes, pants/shorts and singlets. Children are encouraged to explore the environment and to participate in activities such as waterplay and painting
- A coat or jacket (during cool weather)
- All of the bottles that your infant or toddler will need for the day, clearly labelled with your child’s name. (Anglicare provides cow’s milk and soy milk for infants’ bottles. If your child has formula, this can be provided to staff who will prepare the bottles as needed.)
- A hat for outdoor play
- Raincoat and gumboots for wet weather/mud play
Please label all your child’s belongings.
What about food & nappies?
Anglicare centres provide all food requirements and nappies for your child for the day. The Centre uses disposable nappies and Sudocream.
Anglicare centres are allergy-aware and you will be advised of foods and medications which cannot be brought to your centre.
How much is the daily fee at Southern Cross?
Daily fee for Long Day Care is $150
WALGA NATURE PRESCHOOL (Preschool age/ 4-5 years old)
Preschool Hours (9.00am to 3.00pm) is $104
Walga Nature Preschool and Before & After School Care (7.30am to 6.00pm) is $150 (inc all meals)
Walga Nature Preschool and Before School Care (7.30am to 3.00pm) is $114 (inc breakfast)
Walga Nature Preschool and After School Care (9.00am to 6.00pm) is $124 (inc afternoon tea)
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE (Preschool – Year 2)
Before School Care $30
After School Care $42
Holiday Program $105.00 per session
All prices listed above are current 2023 rates.
For more fee information please send us an email at email@example.com
How do I enrol my child at Southern Cross?
To enrol or register interest for a place at Anglicare at Southern Cross Early Childhood School, click below!
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
We would love to talk to you some more about our early childhood services at Southern Cross Early Childhood School.
Please use the Contact Us Form at the end of this page. Or you call us during business hours on (02) 6142 0020 or on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the opening hours?
Centre Opening Hours: 7.30am – 6pm Monday – Friday
Where To Find Us
33 Wirraway Crescent
Scullin ACT 2614
(02) 6142 0020
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Australian National Quality Standard Rating
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services in Australia. The NQS includes 7 quality areas that are important outcomes for children.