Places are limited to the room capacity of each centre. Please contact your respective Centre Director for availability information.
To ensure the health and safety of all our children, families, educators and visitors, we ask that children do not attend the service when unwell. ‘Just a cold’ in one child could present as a very serious illness in another child. Young children are not as adept as adults at covering their mouth or sneezing into tissues, so can easily spread illnesses in enclosed spaces. The best place for a child who is unwell is resting at home – this will assist with a quick recovery so they can return to Starfish sooner. Some of the illnesses that require a child to stay home include: vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, green runny nose, coughing, conjunctivitis and unexplained rash. If unsure, we recommend speaking with your GP, as they can advise whether your child is fit to attend Starfish or not. If your child is too unwell to attend we ask that you notify the centre. Please note that fees are still payable for booked days if your child doesn’t attend, but Centrelink will also pay CCS so it will only be the gap fee that is payable.