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Princess Margaret Hospital

Children's Hospital Child Care Centre

The Children's Hospital Child Care Centre was established in the grounds of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) in 1986. The centre is an independant, not for profit organisation managed by a committee of parent, hospital and staff representatives. It is licenced for 47 children between the ages of 0-6 years.

Clients

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Clients

Child care is offered to:

  • families of working parents, particularly CAHS shift workers and staff
  • siblings of hospital patients on an occasional care basis
The centre receives a supplementary fund to include children who have high support needs.

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Opening Hours

The centre operates from 6.45am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and is closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Staff

Centre staff include:

  • a child health nurse
  • a registered nurse
  • an early childhood teacher who conducts a pre-primary program Monday to Friday mornings
  • qualified child care workers and their assistants
  • inclusion support workers who support children with additional needs

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Financial Assistance

Families may apply for child care benefit from the Family Assistance office by telephoning 136 150. A fee is charged for all care, the schedule includes a daily or hourly fee (for families with a child in hospital only).

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Application

Centre tours are conducted at 10.30am on the last Wednesday of each month. Please make a booking for a tour by telephoning (08) 9340 8586.

Applications for that calendar year are accepted throughout the year, with a requirement to re-confirm your place on the waiting list every 3 months.

An enrolment week is held in the first week of November each year, when applications are accepted for the following year and those families remaining on the waiting list are required to re-enrol. It is not uncommon for families to wait for approx one year for a place in the centre.

For more information, application forms or bookings please telephone (08) 9340 8586, or email chccc@health.wa.gov.au

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