Here are a few frequently asked questions that may answer some of your questions. If not, don't hesitate to call us or send an email and we will be able to help with further questions.
1. Can I pay on a weekly basis or in installments for a term's fees?
No. Casual fee is only apply to children that are on a trial period before officially enrolled with Kimmba. Parents need to be aware that Kimmba is a non-profit organisation and relies on prompt, or even early, payment of term fees in full to meet costs. While Kimmba is committed to provide exceptional education for your children, we need parents’ commitment to support the service by paying fees promptly and in full.
2. What happens if my child's sick?
When children become sick we ask that parents keep them at home where they can recover amidst the warmth of their home environment. The best way for children to recover from coughs, colds and other viruses is to take it easy at home. Kimmba offer the make up class policy for children that are off sick to make up the missing class during the same school term.
3. What sort of equipment should I bring to the playgroup sessions?
Teachers will advise if any special equipment is needed but usually there are no extra requirements for the playgroup sessions.
4. Do I need to be able to speak the language myself?
Parents whose first language is not the target language may try the following to create a second language learning environment in the home. You might try organizing visits and home plays with friends or community members that speaking the particular language that you would like your child to learn. You could also try songs as a way of helping your child to learn a new language. Play song CDs in the car, at home, in the playroom, sing along with them. Don’t worry too much about how perfect your singing sounds, babies love mother/father’s voices, the important thing here is not how good your pronunciation is but the interaction you provide and the fun in doing so. Make flashcards or stickers and place them all over your house. Visual stimulation is so important to those little brains' development. Fill your house up with them and your child will soon learn to make connections with what he sees and what it means with your help on the side.
5. If I can't come with my child, is it ok if someone else accompanies them?
We welcome family members and friends apart from or even as well as parents to come and join in with children attending Kimmba playgroup or other sessions. We ask parents to have alternative carers listed on the enrollment form and that they present identification at their first session so that we can verify their identity if they are picking children up and are not already known to the session leader.
6. Do I need to be a member of Playgroups Victoria?
No but it is a great organisation and we do encourage families to join Playgroups Victoria to help with their wonderful community work and for insurance purpose, it is advisable that we pay our annual membership at the beginning of each year.
7. Do we need to bring pencils or other stationary equipment?
No, all equipment including pencils, textas, child-friendly scissors, coloured paper, worksheets, glue, textured materials, play dough, sticky tape, toys, paints, cardboard, modeling clay, stickers etc, etc is provided for each session. All these materials are covered by your annual enrollment fees.
8. Is it possible for local businesses to sponsor Kimmba and what are the conditions?
Yes! We welcome business sponsors and invite you to call to discuss advertising and promotional opportunities on what we can offer businesses who sponsor our excellent non-profit organisation.
9. Are you registered as a charity organisation in case I want to make a donation?
Yes, Kimmba is a registered non-profit organization and all donations go towards funding our programs to expand our service to meet the early learning bilingual needs of as many children throughout Melbourne as soon possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your donation needs.