Children’s Programs

At the Craig we are committed to providing the highest quality care and early learning experiences for your child.

We offer a variety of play-led programs delivered by nurturing staff working within the Victorian Early Years Learning Developmental Framework.  These include childcare, three year old program and our four year old kindergarten program.

All Craig Family Centre staff hold appropriate educational qualifications and experience regular professional development opportunities.  All have certified Police Record Checks and current Working with Children Checks.  All staff are bound by the Craig Family Centre's Childrens Code of Conduct. Our staff bring a wealth of experience to their positions.

Click here to read Craig Family Centre Childrens Services Philosophy Statement, May 2017

Government Subsidies:

The Craig Family Centre is an approved Childcare Centre and therefore government subsidies apply to eligible families.

Please Note : CFC Fees are subject to annual review

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The Craig's' sessional childcare program provides daycare for children from two to five years of age. There are 5 morning sessions implemented Monday to Friday.

Term Fees

Annual Membership fee of $25.00 per family. A permanent booking system operates   

5 Hours: $72.00 per session

Session Times:
  • Joeys Occasional Care: Ages 2 – 5 years
    5 Hours Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm
Staff:

Children’s Services Coordinator and Room Leader: Margot Serena
Assistants:   Nasreen Patel, Kasarndre Blanche, Emily Fung and Eleni Fotiou

Application Forms:

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Kangas Three Year Old Program

The Craig's three year old program provides a dedicated learning environment for 3 year old children, with a particular focus on social development.

Term Fees

Annual Membership fee of $25.00 per family. A permanent booking system operates  

  • $820.00 per child
Session Times:

 Tuesday & Thursday, 9am – 2pm

Staff:

Room Leader: Shakiba Shams
Assistants: Marzia Samad 

Application Forms:

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Three Year Kindergarten

The Craig's 3 year old Kinder is facilitated by an early childhood teacher and provides a play based program with exciting early learning and development activities to stimulate young minds.  This program operates:

Term Fees

Annual Membership fee of $25.00 per family. A permanent booking system operates  

  • $835.00 per child (Child Care Subsidy applicable for eligible families)
Session Times:
  • Monday, Wednesday  9.00am – 2.00pm
Staff:

Educational Leader & Kindergarten Teacher : Shelley Bussell

Educator Assistants : Shakiba Shams

Kindergarten Enrolment:

The Craig 3 year old Kindergarten affiliated with Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES).

Enrolment enquiries should be directed to the BKCES Central Enrolment Officer on

Phone:  9278-4444

email:  bkces@boroondara.vic.gov.au 

Parent Handbook:  2018 Children's Services Handbook

Four Year Kindergarten

The Craig's 4 year old Kinder provides a play based program with exciting early learning and development activities to stimulate young minds and to set your child up for a seamless transition to school.  This program operates:

Term Fees

Annual Membership fee of $25.00 per family. A permanent booking system operates  

  • $590 per child
Session Times:
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Staff:

Educational Leader & Kindergarten Teacher : Liz Shea

Educator Assistants : Maree Nolan

Kindergarten Enrolment:

The Craig 4 year old Kindergarten affiliated with Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES).

Enrolment enquiries should be directed to the BKCES Central Enrolment Officer on

Phone:  9278-4444

email:  bkces@boroondara.vic.gov.au 

Parent Handbook:  2018 Children's Services Handbook

More Information from CFC Staff: 

Please contact our Children Services Admin Coordinator.

Telephone: (03) 9885 7789

Email: administration@craigfc.org.au

CFC Term Dates and Public Holidays for 2020

Term 1

28 January - 27 March
                            9 weeks
Public Holiday: Labour Day 9 March (Monday) 

Term 2

14 April to 26 June 11 weeks
Public Holiday: Queen’s Birthday 10 June (Monday)

Term 3

13 July to 18 September                                                                   10 weeks

Term 4

5 October to 18 December  11 weeks
Public Holiday: Cup Day 3 November (Tuesday)

CFC Term Dates and Public Holidays for 2019

Term 1

29 January - 5 April                             10 weeks
Public Holidays Labour Day 11 March (Monday) 

Term 2

23 April to 28 June 10 weeks
Public Holidays ANZAC Day 25 April (Thursday) Queen’s Birthday 10 June (Monday)

Term 3

15 July to 20 September
                                                                  10 weeks

Term 4

7 October to 20 December  11 weeks
Public Holidays Cup Day 5 November (Tuesday)