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Looking after the Kids - Daycare

Located at the Big D Kids Snowzone. Hotham Daycare is mountains of fun!

 

Hotham Daycare is licensed to cater for up to 26 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years and is a "Class 1 Children's Services Centre" approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. It is renowned for its specialised and professional care; providing qualified and experienced staff that strive to meet the children's individual needs.

There is no better place for on-snow childcare.

Contact Details
Phone: (03) 5759 4418
E-mail: daycare@hotham.com.au 

Prices & Programs

Full Day Session - 8am to 5pm
Includes all meals: morning and afternoon snack, and lunch
1 child $116
2 children $110 per child (same family)

Half Day Session ‚Äď Morning: 8am to 12.30pm / Afternoon: 1pm to 5pm

Includes snacks: Morning session includes morning snack & lunch and Afternoon session includes afternoon snack.
1 child $89 (morning session) and $76 (afternoon session)
2 children (same family) $85 per child (morning session) and $74 per child (afternoon session) 

Hourly Care
- offered when there is availability on that day, hourly care cannot be pre-booked. Per child $29 per hour

 Day Care Skiing Programs

Program 1: From 2 years of age*
Full day child care with 1 hour private ski lesson
Cost: $198 (does not includes Snow Pass card)

  • Designed for children who are skiing for the first time
  • 1 hour private ski lesson with one of Day Care's Instructors
  • Includes a full day of child care¬†
  • Includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack
  • Includes use of skis, ski boots, helmet & goggles for the duration of the lesson

Program 2: From 3 years of age*
Morning session ‚ÄúMighty Mites‚ÄĚ, afternoon session ‚ÄúDay Care‚ÄĚ
Cost: $198 (does not includes Snow Pass card)

  • Available to children of various skiing ability
  • Children need to be 3 years old or older and fully toilet trained to participate
  • Program offers group ski lessons with the Mighty Mites program in the morning
  • Includes transition between Day Care and Kids Ski School
  • Afternoon session of child care is included
  • Includes morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack
  • Children participating in this program must provide their own skis, helmet & goggles

Program 3: From 2 years of age*
Morning child care session with 1 hour private ski lesson
Cost: $172 (does not includes Snow Pass card)

  • Designed for children who are skiing for the first time
  • 1 hour private ski lesson with one of Day Care's Instructors
  • Includes a morning session of child care
  • Includes morning snack and lunch
  • Includes use of skis, ski boots, helmet & goggles for the duration of the lesson

*Must be pre-booked at least 24hrs in advance
*Subject to availability & weather
*Childs foot measurement must be 13cm and above

How to Book / Registration

  • To secure a place, it is essential to book session care and ‚ÄúIntroduction To Ski‚ÄĚ programs in advance
  • All bookings need to be made direct with Hotham Daycare either via email or telephone
  • Full payment is required to secure your spot
  • All documents and full payment must be received within 7 days prior to attending care.
  • Confirmation of your booking can be arranged by filling out the Enrolment Form, Daily Routine, Payment Authorisation form and sending them direct to Hotham Daycare either via fax, email or Australian post;
  • If you plan to arrive later than 9.30am you must contact Hotham Daycare directly or you may forfeit your place and deposit.

Late fees and cancellations information click here

Illness
Please enquire at Hotham Daycare for further information relating to illness.

Checking In/Out
Upon arrival at the centre, families will be greeted by a member of staff. Families will be asked how their child is feeling and be offered the choice of taking their child into the designated playroom, or having a member of staff take them. Families will be asked how their child slept the night before, as well as any other information to help the child enjoy their day.

All allergies, medication, illnesses and other specific needs MUST be recorded upon enrolment and verbally notified to Day Care staff.

Children may only leave the Centre with the designated parent/s or guardian/s as stipulated on the child's enrolment form and the Attendance Record Sheet.

What to Bring

  • A labelled bag with at least one spare change of clothes: pants, underwear, socks, singlet, skivvies and a jumper. Additional changes of clothes may be necessary for children who are toilet training
  • Labelled disposable nappies - at least 5 for children enrolled for a full day
  • Labelled packet of bottom wipes
  • Labelled bottles for children on formula or expressed breast milk. A labelled empty bottle can be supplied for children on dairy or soy milk
  • Labelled comfort items such as teddies, dummies, and blankets.

Note: All medications and food items must be removed from the child's bag: these items must then be reported to the child's primary carer; labelled and recorded in the appropriate folders.

Downloadable Forms

PDFParent Information Handbook 2014 (244 KB)

PDFKids Daily Routine (110 KB)

PDFDay Care Enrolment Form 2014 (183 KB)

PDFDay Care Payment Form 2014 (131 KB)

PDFDay Care Price guide 2014 (188 KB)