Strathfield One Stop Child Care Service (S.O.C.C.S)
Incorporated in NSW
Quality Childcare Service at an affordable Price
A2 Fraser Street
Homebush NSW 2140
Phone/Fax: (02) 9763 5020

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of food do the children receive each day? Do they receive a hot meal for lunch?

S.O.C.C.S. uses a children’s catering company  “Kids Gourmet Food”  that caters for children in child care centres. We have been using this company for for over 1 year and are extremely happy with their service. A dietician goes over all of their menus prior to the company sending them to us to ensure that the children are receiving the correct amount of protein, dairy, carbohydrate they need to keep their little bodies active and healthy. The menus are displayed each week in the kitchen window. The company provides food for those children who have specific food limitations or allergies.

The children receive morning tea, a cooked lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea. They also receive all their drinks for the day. The food is a mixture of textures, colours and cultures. We do not provide breakfast for children but are happy for you to bring it and a staff member will sit with your child and interact with him or her while he or she is eating.

What do you teach the Children ?

SOCCS program reflects the "Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" (DEEWR). This is a child-centred and interest based curriculum with a strong emphasis on play and investigation.  This national Framework extends and enrichs children's learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. We support children's interests and extend on these interests to provide children opportunities for further exploration and learning. The daily program is made up of play areas and group times that involve the children to take part in to broaden their learning and development. Children lead the program while staff are there to support and guide the play and learning involved.

What are the NSW Government regulations in regards to how many staff per children there has to be in each age group?

0-2 year old children: 
1 staff member for each 4 children (1:4)

2-3 year old children:
1 staff member for each 5 children (1:5)

3-5 year old children:
1 staff member for each 10 children (1:10)

How many staff members do you have in each room ?

0-2 year old room (16 children per day):
4 staff members each day.

2-3 year old room (15 children per day):
3 staff members each day.

3-5 year old room (21 children per day):
3 staff members each day.

3-5 year old Preschool (30 children per day):
3 staff members each day.

How many Children are you licensed for ?

S.O.C.C.S. is licensed to operate the centre with 82 children per day.  

What teaching qualifications do the staff hold ?

The centre has nineteen staff members comprising of University trained staff, TAFE trained staff with their Diplomas and Certificate III qualifications and staff who have completed traineeships.

Is the Child Care Centre Accredited ?

Accreditation is the old term for rating Quality Care in child care centres.

The National Quality Framework in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) is the new framework that centres are rated on varying aspects of quality throughout each service. It is now a nationally recognised assessment of the quality of the service against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care.

Strathfield One Stop Child Care Service was assessed in September 2012 and we recieved the final overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard. This is a wonderful result and we are all very proud to publicise this result.