About Us

ABOUT US

We offer a welcoming, happy and supportive environment that enables children to grow and learn through play.

Our team of responsible and skilled educators share a commitment to providing the highest achievable standard of professional care for the children in our care.

We believe that all children are special, and need understanding, support, and a targeted learning experience, whilst every family is welcomed at our centre, irrespective of economic, cultural, or ethnic background.

‘As Centre Coordinator, I personally strive for each child, their parents, and all family members to feel welcome, accepted and safe while at our centre. My door is always open to discuss any concerns, issues or questions you may have, and I look forward to welcoming you to KOTA.’

Colleen
Centre Coordinator

Meals and Nutrition

Fresh, nutritious food is prepared daily on the premises by our qualified cooks, with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack provided. Our four-weekly rotating menus reflect the children’s dietary needs and cultural backgrounds, and we are able to cater for individual dietary requirements or food allergies on request.

SAMPLE FOUR WEEK MENU

WEEK ONE MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
MORNING TEA
Cereal and Fruit
Toast with Assorted Toppings
Cereal and Toast
Bake Beans and Spaghetti on toast
Muffins with Assorted Toppings
LUNCH
Vegie Fried Rice
Vegie Pasta and Garlic Bread
Lentil with sweet potato Risotto
Chicken Schnitzel and vegetables
Homemade Pizza Vegetables for Babys
VEGETARIAN
Vegie Pasta
As above
As above
Vegetable Patties
Pizza
AFTERNOON TEA
Pancakes with butter
Rice Crackers, cheese, and Fruit Platter
Cheese Scones
Vegemite scrolls x 60 and Fruit
Rice Cakes with Assorted toppings
WEEK TWO MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
MORNING TEA
Cereal and Fruit
Toast with Assorted Toppings
Crumpets with Assorted Toppings
Yoghurt and fruit/cereal
Raison Toast
LUNCH
Pasta and Mushroom sauce
Fresh Fish and Vegetables
Chicken Cacciatore and Rice
Spaghetti Bol and Garlic Bread
Vegie Risotto
VEGETARIAN
As above
As above
Bean Cacciatore
Rice with Assorted Vegetables
PizzaAs above
AFTERNOON TEA
Pancakes with butter
Rice Crackers, cheese, and Fruit Platter
Mixed Sandwiches
Fruit Scones x 60
Rice Cakes with Assorted toppings
WEEK THREE MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
MORNING TEA
Yoghurt Muesli and Toast
Toast with Assorted Toppings
Crumpets with Assorted Toppings
Muffins with Assorted Toppings
Raison Toast
LUNCH
Pumpkin Lasagna and Garlic Bread
Sausage Rolls and Vegies
Beef and Vegetable casserole with Rice
Chicken Tenders and Vegies
Pasta and Vegetable Soup
VEGETARIAN
As above
As above
Bean Cacciatore
Rice and Vegies
As above
AFTERNOON TEA
Pancakes with butter Fruit Platter
Rice Crackers, cheese, and Fruit Platter
Homemade Scones Fruit Platter
Mixed Sandwiches Fruit platter
Rice Cakes with Assorted toppings
WEEK FOUR MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
MORNING TEA
Cereal and Fruit
Toast with Assorted Toppings
Crumpets with Assorted Toppings
Yoghurt and fruit/cereal
Toast /Cereal
LUNCH
Rice and Lentils
Spaghetti Bol and Buttered bread
Sausage Rolls with vegies
Sausage Rolls with vegies
Vegetable Fried Rice
VEGETARIAN
As above
As above
Bean Cacciatore
Rice with Assorted Vegetables
As above
AFTERNOON TEA
Pancakes with butter
Rice Crackers, cheese, and Fruit Platter
Mixed Sandwiches
Fruit Scones x 60
Rice Cakes with Assorted toppings and Fruit

FAQ's

Am I eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

SInce July 2018 the means-tested Child Care Subsidy (CCS) replaced the previous Benefit and Rebate arrangements. For more information and to find out your eligibility, please go to www.humanservices.gov.au

How much are your fees?

As a not-for-profit centre, we endeavour to keep our fees as low as possible.

For 2023/2024, our daily fee is $127, before any subsidy.

For children attending full-time, the weekly fee is $605, before any subsidy.

Fees are reviewed by the Committee of Management and set on a yearly basis.

What are your opening hours?

We are open Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 6.00pm.

KOTA is closed on public holidays and over the Christmas/New Year period for approximately two weeks.

Fees are charged for public holidays. Fees are charged for a child’s absent day.

Christmas closure dates vary slightly every year and parents will be notified of these dates in advance.

How do I register for the waiting list?

To register online, go to www.merri-bek.vic.gov.au

For more information, contact Moreland City Council Central Childcare Registration on 9240 2358, or email childcareregistration@moreland.vic.gov.au.

We’ve been offered a place – what happens now?

You’ll be sent an enrolment pack to complete and a copy of the Parent’s Handbook.

You’ll also be invited to come and meet with the Centre Coordinator to discuss your child’s needs and answer any questions that you have.

We understand that leaving your child in a childcare centre can be difficult, so we offer a comprehensive orientation process so that you and your child can visit KOTA prior to starting care to enable you to become familiar with our educators and the centre’s routines, and have time to get to know and trust us.

How can I find out more?
Please read our Parent’s Handbook for more information about KOTA. This will give you further details about our centre, our policies and our learning environment. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Send Us Your Enquiry

To find out more, or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.