Care for Kids provides safe, organised, fun and above all, a quality programme. Care for Kids is designed to ensure that children and families experience an environment where they are safe, secure and respected.
The David Street School - Care for Kids Before School Care programme will operate from 7.15am to 8.30am and Care for Kids After School Care programme will operate from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm every school day.
The programme will not operate on public holidays.
All families must complete an online enrolment and safety form before the child can participate in the programme. Pia the Manager of Care for Kids would like to met all new enrolments prior to starting, please contact her on 0273 691 263
The programme will cover a wide range of activities that meets children’s needs in the areas of:
Planned art and craft activities
Time on playground structures (weather permitting)
Child directed use of art and craft materials
Organised sport or active group game
Organised group quiet game or activity
Free use of games and equipment
Free outdoor play time
Swimming in the school pool
A homework table is set up every day and children whose parents request this, they will be asked to sit down and do homework after a snack. Many children voluntarily use this time as a chance to do their homework with their peers and a staff member.
Daily routine - Before School Care
7.15 am Children arrive from 7.15am onwards and are signed in by their parents/caregivers.
7.30 am Breakfast consisting of cereal or toast is provided - Supervised free use of games and equipment
8.15 am Tidy up time and children either sent off to the classroom or delivered to classroom by staff by 8.30am
Daily routine - After School Care
3.00 pm Children arrive and settle in for roll call, a sandwich and a drink of water
3.30 pm Activity time and Homework (for those parents that have requested this)
4.30 pm Tidy up time and a snack. Snacks depend on the season, for example cut up fruit,
crackers,popcorn, ice blocks etc. Occasionally the children may be treated with biscuits and snack food. After snack time children have access to less messy activities until pick up time.
Parents are expected to brief staff fully regarding any food allergies or nutritional requirements that their children have at the time of enrolment.
All children will be charged for the booked time on their enrolment form. One week's notice on changes to booked date. All accounts must be paid weekly. Failure to pay account within 14 days incur $10 weekly non payment fee. One week's notice is required for removal of child/children.
Per morning - Before School Care from 7.30am $ 7.50
Per morning - Before School Care from 7.15am $10.00
Hourly Rate - After School Care $ 7.50
Casual Hourly Rate - After School Care $ 8.50 (less than 1 weeks notice given)
Weekly Full time Rate - After School Care $80.00
Parents may be charged a late pickup fee of $10.00 per child between 5:30pm – 5.45pm
and an additional late fee of $15 per child between 5:46pm and 6.00pm.
All the above prices include GST
All invoices will be sent out by email
A full fee is charged for absent/sick children - Please notify Care for Kids Manager
In order to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children, staff members will use a clear and consistent approach to guide children’s behaviour. Children are expected to follow and display David Street School Values.
Policies and Procedures
A copy of our Policies and Procedures is kept on site at all times please ask staff if you wish to see a copy. An evacuation and complaints procedure are also displayed at all times on the programme notice board. If you have any queries please see the Manager who will be more than happy to see to your concerns.
Health and Well being
In order to have a fun and stimulating programme, it is important to safeguard the health and wellbeing of children, staff and others in the programme.
All staff will respond appropriately when illness or medical issues arise at the programme.
Children who are unwell may not attend the programme.
Information about children’s medical conditions/allergies is collected on enrolment and parents/caregivers are expected to keep Care for Kids updated with any changes to this.
If a child becomes ill during their time at Care for Kids they will be made comfortable as possible. Parents will be notified and expected to collect the child as soon as possible. If a child is injured a staff member (usually the Manager) will make a decision on the best course of action.
Extra days and casual days If the roll allows, children are able to attend on additional days or a casual basis. Parents will need to organise extra days in advance, either by booking online through Enrolmy, or by phoning the Manager 0273 691 263 to ensure child ratios are maintained.