Care Centre Information

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The Care Centre provides afternoon care for children from Kindergarten One to Grade 0.

 Care Centre Staff

  • Mrs Lindy Truter - Supervisor of the Care Centre.

    Any queries regarding fees or any other aspect of the centre must be directed to Lindy so that she can liaise with the Pre-Preparatory School staff or the Finance department.

    Ms Nozipho Buthelezi – Care Centre Assistant

    Ms Granny Molepo – Care Centre Assistant 

Contact details

The Care Centre email address is lindyt@redhill.co.za / carecentre@redhill.co.za

The Care Centre cell phone number is 078 576 3120 – this number can be used in the afternoon or afterhours should parents wish to communicate with the Care Centre.

It is imperative that you inform Lindy about social arrangements or if your child will be absent.

The Pre-Preparatory Reception telephone number is 011 783 4707 and for the Preparatory School it is 011 783 6903. The Junior Preparatory School Reception is available until 16h00. 

Booking

Please collect a Care Centre Registration Form from Lindy should you wish your child to make use of the Care Centre. We are unable to care for children without the necessary Registration Form.

Premises

The Care Centre is part of the Pre-Preparatory School. The children move from one area to another and make use of the Kindergarten Two and Grade 0 gardens, as well as the Secret Garden.

The programme ensures that children who attend our Care Centre have the opportunity to spend the afternoon in a relaxed manner at play or engaged in age-appropriate activities supervised by our Care Centre staff.

Kindergarten One children remain in their garden until 13h30 and are then brought through to the Care Centre.

Kindergarten Two children go to the Secret Garden at 13h00.

Grade 0 children are brought through to the Care Centre at 13h30.

The Pre-Preparatory School children take part in indoor organised craft and play activities between 14h00 and 15h00.

Operating times

The Care Centre offering is between 13h30 and 17h30 Monday to Friday.

Please note:

The Care Centre will close at 13h30 on break-up days

The Care Centre will not be open on the final day of the year.

 

Late Collection

Late collection of children in the afternoons will incur a R50.00 fine for every 10 minutes after 17h45. This measure will be applied unless communication has been received to support late collection. Billing will be for the parent’s account.

 

Catering

A school lunch is provided by the service provider ‘Kiss the Cook. This option is at an extra cost and is not included as part of the general Care Centre fee.

Parents may prefer to send a healthy packed lunch to school as an alternative to the school lunch option.

An Afternoon snack is provided at 15h30. This consists of sandwiches and fruit of the season. The children are encouraged to drink water from the dispensers throughout the school day.

 

Extra Mural activities

For safety and organisational reasons an activity form will be sent regarding your child’s extra mural activities. The form must be completed and returned promptly to the Care Centre Supervisor. In this way we will be able to know when to expect your child at the Care Centre.

 

Pre-Prep School children

It is the responsibility of the Extra Mural Service providers to make sure that Care Centre children are collected and brought back to the Care Centre.

 

First Aid and Emergency Care

The Redhill School Nurse, Sister Lorraine, is available and on call until 16h00 every day. There is a fully equipped infirmary at the Nursery School.

The school makes use of NETCARE 911 (082 911) as an emergency care provider.

Fees

The family school account will be debited with all Care Centre fees. Fees are subject to change on an annual basis.

Costs - 2019

  • Category A

    Every day including lunch                                           R1850.00 per month

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    Category B

    Every day without lunch                                             R1200.00 per month

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    Category C

    Odd days to suit parents                                             R135.00 per day including lunch

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    Category D

    Odd days to suit parents                                             R105.00 per day without lunch

    Please inform Reception in the morning on arrival at school regarding the request for lunch on Category C

    The lunch menu is displayed on the Pre-Prep School notice board.

    For billing purposes, parents are requested to notify Pre-Prep Reception by 09:00 if their child / children are absent and will not take up the lunch option for that day.

    Please note:

    • A separate Registration Form is needed for each child in a family.
    • Parents are kindly requested to inform Lindy in writing, email or SMS should their child be absent or away for a day or for an extended period.
    • Communication in writing or via email is needed for any changes in category.
    • One month’s written notice is required if you withdraw your child from the Care Centre.

 Responsible Person - Lindy Truter, Supervisor of the Care Centre

Email - lindyt@redhill.co.za

Telephone - 011 783 4707