Welcome to Melrose Rural Care





Melrose Rural Care is a long day care centre, open 8 am to 6 pm, from Monday to Friday every week of the year, with the exception of closure over the Christmas and New Year.

Care is available on a waitlist system, for 0-12 year olds. We are licensed to care for 4 children under 5 years and 3 children between 5 and 12 years old. Most over 5 year old care is before and after school care with some holiday care.

Our site has been classified as a site at risk during Catastrophic Fire Alert Days. This means that when a Catastrophic Fire Alert is called, our site will be closed on that day. All parents will endeavoured to be contacted the night before closure, however please keep your radio on the ABC 639 AM frequency to keep track of current conditions or visit www.cfs.org.au or phone 1800 000 279, for more information.

Preschool services are available at either Booleroo Kindergarten please phone 8667 2055 or at Wilmington Kindergarten, please phone 8667 5115.

Contact Information

Site Leader: Mrs.Chris Baldock
Phone: (08) 8666 2145
Fax: (08) 8666 2201
Address: 25-29 Stuart Street Melrose SA
PO Box 42 Booleroo Centre SA 5482
Region: Yorke and Mid North
E-mail: dl.6637_leaders@schools.sa.edu.au

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Session Times

We are open every day of the week, including school holidays, with the exception of a break over the Christmas and New Year.

Care Full Day Session 8.00am – 6.00pm, Weekdays
Before School Care 8.00am – 8.30am, Weekdays
After School Care Sessions: 3.30pm - 6.00pm, Weekdays
Playgroup Thursdays 9.30am-12pm except school holidays.

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Parent Feedback and Complaints

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (PDF 141.16KB)

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Parent Information

Parents are welcome to come in and talk to staff, look at the service we provide and stay with their child while they settle in. We program to the Early Years Learning Framework, which is a play based curriculum.  Care is available on a whole day basis for $63 per day.


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Melrose Rural Care Handbook 259.40KB PDF
Annual Report 2043.57KB PDF
Melrose Rural Care Parents Grievance Policy 119.73KB PDF
Quality Improvement Plan 422.62KB PDF
Melrose Rural Care Bushfire Action Plan 131.99KB PDF
Melrose Rural Care Philosophy 40.44KB PDF

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Playgroup Information

Playgroup runs from 10am to 12pm every Friday during the school term. The cost is $2.00 per family, per session, payable on the day of use Please direct queries and enrolment to the Melrose Primary School on 8666 2154.

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Context Statement

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our site.

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Context Statement 66.56KB PDF

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