Northern Rivers Children's Services Limited Caring for the community since 1980




Gingerbread House Occasional Care

Northern Rivers Childcare Services


At Gingerbread House we know that quality child care is important to you and we encourage you to visit our centre, have a look around and meet the staff.  We recommend if possible that you spend time here with your child on their first visit to help settle them, so they become accustomed to the staff and environment.

Our Philosophy

To create and promote a safe, caring environment for children aged 6 weeks to school age in short term care and to be supportive of both individual children and their parents' needs.  We will make available age appropriate, interesting experiences to aid children's overall development.

Our Aims

  • to provide a home-like atmosphere for each child within a caring and stimulating environment.

  • to build a trusting and secure environment for both children and parents/carers.

  • to respect the roles of parents and staff.

    Hours of Operation

    The Centre is open from Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm.  We are open during school holidays, except two weeks in the Christmas and New Year period.  We are closed on public holidays.

Booking Procedures

Occasional Bookings - can be made in advance by phone or in person.  Bookings can also be made on the required day if a space is available.  The minimum booking taken is two hours. 

Permanent Bookings - may be made with office staff.  This means that a child will visit on the same day of the week for a specified time, e.g. Thursdays 9.00am - 3.00pm. 

Cancellations - Occasional Care Bookings - Need to be cancelled prior to 9.00am the day before to the booking.  Messages can be left on the answering machine if there is no one present at the centre when you call.  It is the responsibility of the client to cancel before this time, and should they fail to do so, a cancellation fee will be charged.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) - Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy helps with the cost of child care for approved services.  It is designed to assist families and carer's with the cost of care.                                         Gingerbread House Occasional Child Care is a CCS approved service. 

Families must contact the Family assistance Office on 13 61 50 and tell them that their child will attend our service. 
 For more information about Child Care Subsidy click here

Contact Details

Centre Director and Nominated Supervisor - Joanne SaundersPhone: 02 6622 1130  For all child care enquiries
35 Uralba Street, LISMORE NSW 2480

NRCS Director - Jane Isenhood
0409 041 662

To Contact the Northern Rivers Children's Services Office in Lismore please select “Contact Us”.