Enrolments

GPAC is a fully approved service and eligible families are able to claim Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate to reduce their out of pocket expenses. Staff to children ratio is 15:1 for Before and After School Care Sessions and 8:1 on excursions. GPAC has access to GPPS Hall and uses their premises to accommodate up to 90 children each session.

GPAC follows the Australian Government Priority of Access Guidelines when allocating available placements. Please complete the High Priority of Access Questionnaire if your family falls into any of the categories. Siblings of existing GPAC families who are commencing school in the new calendar year will have priority over new families when allocating places. Placement of all other bookings will be prioritised on the date and time when we have received your online registration (see below). 

The above factors will determine the number of bookings we can offer at any time and if applicable how they are prioritised.

FEES

The below fees are effective from 1 January 2018

Membership $50 per family
Before School Care $18 permanent / $20 casual
After School Care $22.50 permanent / $24.50 casual
Pupil Free Day - Full Day $50
Non Notification Fee  $10/ absence not communicated to GPAC 
Late Fee $10/5 minutes 

 

HOW TO ENROL?

Families who are planning to use our service, will need to enrol their child before they can start attending our service.

STEP 1: Register and see what bookings are available

GPAC is using QK Enrol which is an online enrolment program for all new enrolments. You are able to register your family through My Family Lounge and give us information on which permanent sessions you require and specify a start date.

If you have used QK Enrol before you will be able to use your existing family lounge account to apply for care with our service. Simply choose Grays Point Activity Centre from the drop down menu. If you are new to QK Enrol you will need to create a My Family Lounge account.

GPAC will receive your enrolment request and respond to it by making an offer of available places. You will be required to accept or decline the offer within 7 days.

Registrations for new Kindergarten enrolments for the next calendar year

Registrations for bookings commencing in January/February including new Kindergarten enrolments will open from 01 September each year. 

Allocated placements will be offered by GPAC via email from week 4 for existing GPAC families and week 6 of term 4 for new families. 

Access and Enrolment for the following year Access and Enrolment for the following year (764 KB)

STEP 2: Complete all necessary enrolment forms

After you have accepted our offer, you have 14 days to complete the:

STEP 3: Finalise the enrolment

After the online part, you are required to:

  • Print off all completed forms applicable to your child (including online enrolment form) and sign where indicated
  • Familiarise yourself with information provided in GPAC Family Handbook  Family Handbook
  • Attend an orientation session if you are new to GPAC. GPAC runs a compulsory orientation session for all new families before their child starts care. New Kindergarten families can be seen during their child’s Best Start Session with their GPPS Kindergarten teacher at the start of the year.
  • Prepare your child by reading through the children's orientation booklet with them 

    Orientation Handbook Orientation Handbook (208 KB)

Additional information and downloads:

How to use QK videos for parents  
My Family Lounge Help guide  
GPAC Policies and Procedures         

High Priority of Access Questionnaire High Priority of Access Questionnaire (499 KB)


Department of Social Services fact sheet - Absences From Child Care Department of Social Services fact sheet - Absences From Child Care (168 KB)

 

Request to change a permanent booking

Request to change contact details

Extra-curricular activities form

We ask that families familiarise themselves with the new Child Care Package being released by the Government in July 2018. https://www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage