Happy Hubbub

Statement of Philosophy

Happy Hubbub is a coworking space with on-site childcare, located in the heart of Preston – a shared office space or 'work hub' for parents, with long day care and half-day care for their children. 

Happy Hubbub is passionate about providing a childcare service that delivers high-quality early education and childcare. We believe in fostering good working relationships between early educators and parents/guardians to better understand the needs and abilities of each individual child.

Through ongoing observation, developmental knowledge and family input, our programs will extend and challenge children to build life skills, including confidence, socialisation and teamwork, and to encourage respect and empathy for others.

All children are treated equally regardless of gender, race, ability, religion, economic status or family structure. Our environment will be both welcoming and stimulating, encouraging children to learn through play, with hands-on experiences that encourage exploration and sensory engagement.

239A Murray Road, PRESTON, VIC, 3072

Type  LDC
Email  kirstin@happyhubbub.com.au
Phone  +611300482282
Days of operation  

LDCMON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI

Aims

  • To foster a sense of belonging for children and families
  • To ensure children are cared for, educated and respected
  • To promote and encourage confidence and life skills
  • To work in partnership with families
  • To maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment

Hours of Operation

  • Long day care 8.30am–5.30pm
  • Half-day care, AM session 8.30am–12.30pm
  • Half-day care, PM session 1.30–5.30pm

Fee Structure

Permanent bookings:

  • Long day care $117 per day
  • Half-day care $77 per session

Casual bookings:

  • Long day care $126 per day
  • Half-day care $81 per session

Coworking at Happy Hubbub is charged separately at $22 per day or $300 per month full time. Private office packages are also available.

Child Care Benefit/Rebate:

Happy Hubbub is an approved and registered Australian child care provider. Eligible parents may utilise the Federal Government’s Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate schemes for our services. In order for us to apply CCB and/or CCR to your account, you MUST provide us with both your child’s Date of Birth and CRN Number and the corresponding parent’s date of birth and CRN Number. If you are not registered for CCB/CCR, please contact the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.

Tax Deductions

Happy Hubbub’s coworking fees – not childcare fees – including meeting-room and private-office hire, may be tax deductible if running your own business. Consult your accountant for details.

Bookings

Permanent bookings ensure that your child always has a place on the days/sessions that you specify. To secure a permanent booking we require a bond of 2 weeks’ fees. The bond is held until your child ceases care, at which time it is refunded or may be used to pay for your child’s final 2 weeks. Cancelling permanent bookings should be done in writing to info@happyhubbub.com.au, with 30 days’ notice.

Casual bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. Call us on 1300 HUB BUB (482 282) and we will do our best to assist you, subject to availability. In order to use casual care, your child must have a valid enrolment with Happy Hubbub. Families with permanent bookings may also ‘top up’ with casual bookings as needed. Booking and cancelling a casual session requires minimum 24 hours' notice for staffing purposes. Night-before or same-day cancellations (including for illness) will incur full fees.

Enrolment procedure

If you need any assistance completing the online application, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 482 282.

To begin the enrolment process, click on the APPLY icon at the top of this page.

Correctly completed enrolments take approximately a week to process. Once the enrolment has been processed, you will receive written confirmation of your child's place in the program (permanent or casual).

Waitlist Fee

If no place is available and you wish to join our waitlist for a particular day/session, please note there is a non-refundable $30 admin fee per child.

Other information

Please provide your child with a drink bottle every day and ensure they have a broad-rimmed sunhat (Sep–Apr) as per the SunSmart Policy, a spare change of clothes, and a sufficient number of nappies and wipes. Happy Hubbub provides morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. If your child has any food allergies or dietary requirements, please ensure that you disclose that on the enrolment form and feel free to discuss the matter with the childcare director.

Payment method

Childcare payments are debited from a nominated bank account or a credit card. Payments are processed weekly. No AMEX or Diners Club Cards accepted. Coworking fees are billed separately on a pay-as-you-go basis.

For more details, visit our main web site here.