Crèche

The MALC Crèche is available to all customers and members of the MALC, caring for children 8 weeks to 5 years of age during the school term (with the exclusion of home-schooled children) and up to and including 9 years of age during the school holidays.

The MALC Crèche provides a caring environment for children to enjoy themselves whilst their parents are making use of the facilities and programs offered within the Centre. The Crèche operates under the Education & Care Services National Regulations 2012 and therefore it is a requirement that parents must remain within the Centre at all times whilst their children are in the Crèche.

Operating Hours

The MALC Crèche is open Monday to Saturday at the following times:

Monday

8.45am – 11.45am

Tuesday

8.45am – 11.45am

Wednesday

8.45am – 11.45am

Thursday

8.45am – 11.45am

Friday

8.45am – 11.45am

Saturday

8.00am – 11.00am

Sundays & Public holidays

Closed

Prices

To make entry affordable, a range of multi-pass options are available to Centre members. Entry is charged per session, with sessions lasting up to 3 hours.

Please note: As per regulations, children are only permitted to attend a maximum of 12 hours of care per week.

Prices as of 1st July 2024

Single session

$6.70

10 Visit Pass

$57.00

20 Visit Pass

$100.00

50 Visit Pass

$218.00

100 Visit Pass

$335.00

Note 10 & 20 visit passes are to be used within 6 months and 50 & 100 visit passes are to be used within 12 months from purchase date and are non-refundable. 

Payments for visit passes can be made at reception or through your Envibe Login

Important information

First Visit

First time visitors to the Crèche are required to complete a Crèche enrolment form. This form is also available from Crèche staff or reception. All information obtained is kept strictly confidential. Please note your child is to be settled on arrival however should your child become unsettled one of our friendly Creche Attendants will come and advise you. 

On Arrival

Visitors to the Crèche are required to go to reception upon arrival to be issued a pass for entry into the Crèche. This pass is then to be handed to a Crèche Attendant and each child must be signed in on the attendance register also noting where we can locate you in the Centre if required and signed out on departure.

Pick Up

Children can only be collected by the parent who signs them in unless prior arrangements have been made with staff.

What to Bring

  • Something healthy to eat & drink (please note we are a nut free zone).
  • A pram if your child is under 2 years of age.
  • Suitable clothing and footwear is worn and a change of clothes is packed if appropriate.
  • Remember to label all belongings including drink bottles.

Head Lice

In cases of head lice, children are not permitted into the Crèche until all eggs and lice (dead or alive) have been removed.

Accidents

Should an incident occur whilst your child is in the Crèche, you will be notified of the incident and asked to review and sign the Incident Form that has been filled out by a Creche Attendant. Appropriate first aid will be provided if required.

Illness

To protect your child/ren, other children and staff, please keep your child at home if they display any symptoms of illness, such as:

  • High temperature
    Diarrhoea or vomitting in the last 24 hours
    Conjunctivitis
    Rash
    Cold or flu symptoms


If your child is too sick to go to school, they are too sick to attend Crèche. If your child has suffered from a communicable disease, a doctor’s clearance is required before they can return to the Crèche.

Distress

Should your child become distressed while in the Crèche all attempts will be made to settle them, however you may be requested to attend to your child.

Emergency

In the event of an emergency, staff will evacuate children to the nearest muster point. Parents are asked not to re-enter the Crèche and are to collect their child/ren directly from the muster point you will be advised of this location by the relevant Warden. 

Forms

Please review our Creche Parent Information Booklet with all the relevant information to ensure a safe and enjoyable first visit.