Welcome to Saltwater Child Care Centre. Saltwater was established in 1992 and works in partnership with the City of Maribyrnong. Qualified staff provide a high quality standard of care and education for 46 children throughout the Centre.
Saltwater caters to 3 different age groups;
The Star Room - 6 months to 2 years
The Sunshine Room - 2 years to 3 years
The Rainbow Room - 3 years to 5 years; plus
The integrated 4 year old funded kindergarten program
The centre provides full-time and part-time care.
Saltwater compliant with the National Quality Framework which incorporates the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.
The Centre has a committee of management which consists of parents from the centre. These parents volunteer a few hours of their time to meet on a monthly basis. All parents who attend the Centre are welcome to attend the meetings.
Our operating hours are 7.30am to 6pm on weekdays.
We are open approximately 49 weeks of the year, with closure over the Christmas period.
The City of Maribyrnong operates a long day care placement register through the Children's Services Department which is maintained in enrolment date order. Saltwater can arrange your application into the centralised register or you can contact the Children's Services Department, City of Maribyrnong on (03) 9688 0116 or visit their website.
Child Care Subsidy
Childcare Subsidy (CCS) is available through the Department of Human Services. If you are eligible for CCS, payment is remitted directly to the centre. Eligibility for CCS is determined by the Department of Human Services. If CCs is paid directly to you or the subsidy is delayed or refused, you are liable for the full amount due. As at 1st July 2018 our fee rate is $105.00 per day.
Maternal Child Health & Immunisation
All children are required to be fully immunised. Your child's immunisation details will be required on enrolment. For more infomation regarding the City of Maribyrnong's Maternal and Child Health services and immunisations program please visit their website.