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Scallywags Enrolment Information

Scallywags is an approved child care service that offers Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate to families to assist with the cost of care and complies with the Commonwealth Governments Priority of Access Guidelines.

Enrolment Process

Step 1. Booking Confirmation
The first step of enrolment is to contact Scallywags by can phone or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about vacancies. If a vacancy is unavailable at the time of enquiry, we will email our waiting list form or alternatively download the form here.

Step 2. Enrol
Once you have secured a spot at Scallywags via confirmation from the Administration Officer, it is time to enrol. Please complete the online enrolment form. The online enrolment process will require you to submit the following documents.

• Certified copy of child’s Birth Certificate
• Immunisation Statement from the Australian Register (ACIR)
• Health Management Plans e.g. ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis and/or Allergic Reaction
Step 3. Additional Documentation Required
Following the completion of your online enrolment form, you will be sent an email with the following fillable pdf forms. These are required prior to your child commencing care to confirm the enrolment process.
• Risk Minimisation and Communication Plan
• Additional Child Information

Step 4. Enrolment Fee
A non- refundable $85.00 enrolment fee is payable prior to commencing in care.
Bond Payment of $125.00 per child. The bond is paid to the service to secure the child’s enrolment. The payment will be held until the child ceases in care and will be transferred at this time after being offset against any outstanding or final fees owing.
Direct Debit payment information will be emailed upon enrolment. Alternatively, you can come into the Children Services Building to pay via EFTPOS.


Families are invited for one or more orientation visits prior to commencing care. During the orientation visits families will be provided with a tour, introduced to staff and given information regarding routines, collection requirements and the attendance register. Orientation visits are planned to cater for each families needs.

Payment of Fees

Fees are charged at the end of each week, allowing for additional occasional care hours. Public holidays, absent days and holidays must be paid for. Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) are available. Fees can be paid at the Scallywags office between 8.30am to 2.00pm for EFTPOS & cash payments. Fees can also be paid by direct debit or internet banking.

Fees should be paid a week in advance and the centre reserves the right to terminate a child's enrolment in the event of outstanding unpaid fees.

Allowable Absences

Children are permitted to have 52 'allowable' absences until 30 June 2023, to cover sick, occasional days and holidays. Medical certificate or other documentation will be required if a child exceeds 52 days.

Settling In

The Educators at Scallywags are happy to assist you settle your child and have a number of strategies in place to assist you. Please feel free to phone at any time of day to see how your child has settled in.

You can contact Scallywags on (02) 6333 6560 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.