Childcare Program

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What To Expect

On soccer day, remember to dress your child in clothes and shoes that they can run around in.

These are probably the same clothes they wear to childcare most days, but just make sure your little one has suitable footwear, a broad-brimmed hat, and sunscreen applied before you leave home.

Remind them of the rule “no hat, no play”, and to be kind and polite with their team mates.

Kids don’t need to wear a uniform. But we know that lots of kids love to wear the Ginger Sport soccer kit which you can buy in our online shop.

You don’t need to send additional snacks on soccer day.

The children have a water break during the session, and the coach—along with the staff—will make sure they bring their water bottle to the soccer area.

When it’s time for your little one’s soccer session, the coach will arrive and the staff will bring the children out to the soccer area, or perhaps the coach will come in and fetch the children.

Either way, the children who will be playing soccer that day are mobilised for their session in an organised manner when it’s time to play.

In addition to your Ginger Sport coach there may also be centre staff supervising. Please check with your centre to learn more about what happens on soccer days.

Parents are often keen to hear how their little one has been doing at childcare soccer.

If you would like to know how your little one is going in the session you are most welcome to contact us. We will contact the coach to find out and let you know.

All Ginger Sport coaches hold blue cards.

We generally find that it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind. That is, the soccer session is held away from the children who are not participating, and it’s just a normal part of the day for some kids, but not others. Of course, if you felt there was an issue you can talk to your centre staff to address any concerns.

If any of the little ones get a bump or scratch we know what to do. All centres have incident reporting procedures. Ginger Sport coaches also follow incident reporting procedures.

Sessions in the childcare program are 30 minutes.

The number of children who can participate in each Ginger Sport childcare session is capped at 12.

This means that every child has the opportunity for a great experience and individual attention.

Like all of us, children get used to the status quo and tend to develop strong bonds with their coaches. From time to time a coach will be unable to attend, or may move on permanently. Whilst we do our utmost to minimise these changes, sometimes it is unavoidable. Some children may go through a mini kind of grief at losing a loved coach. We do understand these feelings, but also know that we don’t take these changes lightly. If your children do receive a new coach, we are confident that they will come to love them just as much as the old one!

Go here if you would like to learn more about who is coaching your little one.

Meet our coaches

Twice a year, we reward our regular players with a Ginger Sport soccer medal and a certificate to honour their achievements.

If your child would like to try soccer at their centre, let your centre staff know.

The staff will ask our coach to include your child in a session.

If they enjoy it, register online, pay, and you’re ready to play.

FAQ

When you register, you have two payment options.

  1. You can choose to pay monthly, and we bill you on the first Sunday of every month.
  2. You can also choose to be automatically billed upfront for the rest of the calendar year. 

$12 per session per child.

If you have a sibling playing at the same centre, see ‘Discounts’ below.

Pay up front for the whole calendar year, by 31 March of that year, and you’ll get some great incentives for doing so, including:

We offer you a 30% sibling discount if you have more than one child playing childcare soccer at the same session.

When you register your children, our system will apply the discount.

Centre staff are also eligible for the 30% discount for any of their own children who play Ginger Sport soccer at the centre they work at.

If your child misses a session, you can attend a makeup session at one of our weekly, fun soccer sessions. Log in to your account to book your makeup session. 

Your makeup session expires after four weeks.

If a session is cancelled at your centre, your makeup session will be at your centre if possible or otherwise at one of our weekly, fun soccer sessions.

Once you are registered, you don’t need to  do anything. Your registration continues until you cancel it.

If you are not playing anymore, log in to your account and cancel anytime.

Log in to your account and cancel anytime.

Just like Netflix, your child can keep playing up to the date you’re paid up to.

When you cancel, we stop billing you from the next available billing cycle.

You don’t get a refund, makeup sessions, or account credit for sessions you have already paid for, but you’re welcome to keep playing until then.