About St Ives

St Ives Beehive Childcare is a 92 place, long-day child care centre which operates from 7.30am – 6.00pm.

There are 5 rooms:

Babies Room for 6 weeks until 2 years old

12 children / day

Toddlers room for 2 year olds

15 children / day

Pre-School room for 3 year olds

20 children / day

Pre-School room for 4 year olds

20 children / day

Pre-School room for 4 - 5 year olds

25 children / day

The Centre is also:

  • Licensed and inspected by the Department of Education and Communities
  • Staffed by Early Childhood trained teachers
  • Operated 50 weeks of the year, excluding public holidays

Daly Routine

The routine is similar for each room but the times will vary.

Time Activity
7.30 – 8.00am Breakfast
8.00 – 8.45am Family grouping
8.45 – 9.00am Morning Meeting
9.30 – 10.00am Inside Cognitive
10.00 – 10.30am News Time/ French
10.30 – 11.15am Morning Tea
11.15 – 11.45am Gymnastics
11.45 – 12.30pm Story Time
12.30 – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00 – 2.00pm Outside Free Time
2.00 – 3.00pm Music Appreciation
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 4.30pm Letterland Time
4.30 – 5.00pm Outside Free Time
5.00 – 5.30pm Family Grouping
5.30 – 5.45pm Supper
5.45 – 6.00pm Home Time

Fees


Fees for 2018

Orange & Green Room (0-2 year olds)

$170 / day

Yellow Room (2-3 year olds)

$170 / day

Blue & Red Room (3-5 year olds)

$165 / day

Fees for 2019

Orange & Green Room (0-2 year olds)

$175 / day

Yellow Room (2-3 year olds)

$175 / day

Blue & Red Room (3-5 year olds)

$170 / day

Fees are payable by cheque, cash or direct deposit to a Beehive bank account. Parents will be issued with an account to cover the term. Minimum payment is for 4 weeks and due in the first week of each 4-week block. Parents can also elect to pay all fees for the term in one payment. Non-payment of fees for 2 weeks will result in your child’s place being declared vacant and the forfeit of the $400 deposit.