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Nikki Williams

Director of Enrolments and Communications Cont-tara

Before & After School and Vacation Care Centre

Tara Before & After School Care welcome all Tara students from ELC through to Year 6. During Tara Vacation Care we offer places to students in Kindergarten to Year 6 from other schools too. The Before & 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 registered families to claim the Child Care Subsidy.

Before and After School Care

Our centre seeks to provide an environment which fosters children’s independence, responds to their interests and needs and nurtures 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 programme is developed both in response to the interests and needs of the 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 the 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. An educator meets the Year 3 – 6 girls in the Junior School courtyard.  A nutritious afternoon tea is provided, after which the girls may do homework under supervision or participate in the daily programmed activities. 

Before and After School Care 2018 Handbook (PDF 449.7KB) 

Before and After School Care Form  (PDF 713.1KB)

Vacation Care Registration Form (Non-Tara Families)  (PDF 625.3KB)

For more information please call us on 02 8838 2650 or email us 

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