The Before and After School Care Centre is open every day (except for public holidays) of the school term. The Vacation Care Centre is open all school holidays, except for public holidays and two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. The Centre is registered to enable eligible families to claim the Child Care Subsidy.
Our Centre’s core beliefs are to provide an environment which fosters children’s independence through supporting children’s interests and needs and by nurturing their growing understanding of themselves, their community and their world. We seek to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development through the provision of meaningful opportunities to play, relax, thrive and have fun.
We believe that children learn through play and as such we plan for play and leisure activities. Our program is developed both in response to the interests and needs of children and in collaboration with children and their families. We are guided by the principles, practices and outcomes set out in My Time Our Place and the standards of the National Quality Framework.
At Before School Care, breakfast is offered and the girls can engage in free play activities before Kindergarten – Year 6 girls are escorted to the Junior School courtyard at 8:20am and the ELC girls are walked to their classroom at 8:30am.
In the afternoon, ELC girls are escorted to the Centre at 3:00pm after ELC closes and K-2 girls are collected from their class teacher. To encourage independence, girls in Years 3–6 walk to the Centre after school and sign themselves in under the guidance of the Centre Supervisor. A nutritious afternoon tea is provided, after which the girls may do homework under supervision or participate in the daily programmed activities.