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Welcome to Holy Family ELC Before and After School Care

 

Holy Family ELC Care offers Before School Care, After School Care and Holiday Care to children at Holy Family Primary School and Holy Family Early Learning Centre (HF ELC).

Our Care Program is committed to providing a fun, safe, warm, positive and stimulating environment for all those involved with the service. We also aim to make the programs relaxed and informal for children as they operate ‘out of school hours’.

ELC Care is led by a team of qualified, experienced and energetic educators, along with our casual educators who are highly enthusiastic and enjoy working with children.

The ELC Care Program utilise the Early Learning Centre (ELC) and provides care programs, which are tailored for Preschool to Year 1 children using the ’My Time our Place’ Framework. We operate at a ratio of one educator to eleven children (1:11) as per the national standard.

 

2018 ELC Care Fees*

 

Session

Time

Cost

 

Before School Program

(Includes Breakfast)

 

7.30am to 8.50am

 

$20 per session

 

After School Program

(Includes Afternoon tea)

 

3.00pm to 6.00pm

 

$31 per session

Holiday Program (Includes all meals and excursions / incursions)

 

 

7.30am to 6.00pm

 

 

$76 per day

 

*All fees are offset by the Child Care Benefit (means tested by Centrelink) and Child Care Rebate for those eligible.

 

Holy Family ELC Care offers Before School Care, After School Care and Holiday Care to children at Holy Family Primary School and Holy Family Early Learning Centre (HF ELC).

Our Care Program is committed to providing a fun, safe, warm, positive and stimulating environment for all those involved with the service. We also aim to make the programs relaxed and informal for children as they operate ‘out of school hours’.

ELC Care is led by a team of qualified, experienced and energetic educators, along with our casual educators who are highly enthusiastic and enjoy working with children.

The ELC Care Program utilise the Early Learning Centre (ELC) and provides care programs, which are tailored for Preschool to Year 1 children using the ’My Time our Place’ Framework. We operate at a ratio of one educator to eleven children (1:11) as per the national standard.

The Before School Program

Time:  

7.30am to 8.50am – Monday to Friday during school terms.

Venue:

Holy Family ELC, rooms 1 to 4 and ELC playground.

 

Available to:

All Preschool to Year 1 children at HF Primary School and HF ELC.

Program Goals:

·     To provide a nutritious and balanced breakfast for children who arrive early to the centre.

·     To provide a relaxed, comfortable and informal environment which enables our children to prepare and get ready for preschool/school (i.e. become awake and alert) in their own time.

·     To provide opportunities for social interactions with friends and peers.

·     To provide opportunities for self-selection of activities and games across rooms.

·     To provide opportunities for physical activities before preschool/school.

Meals & Snacks

·     Breakfast is provided between 7.30am and 8.15am.

·     The menu is located on the school website under ‘Early Learning Centre, ELC Care’.

·     The menu is created alongside Nutrition Australia guidelines.

 

The After School Program

Time:  

·     3.00pm to 6.00pm – Monday to Friday during school terms.

Venue:

·     Holy Family ELC – rooms 1 to 4, ELC playground.

 

Available to:

·     All Preschool to Year 1 children at HF Primary School and HF ELC.

Program Goals:

·     To provide a nutritious and balanced afternoon snack for all children.

·     To provide a relaxed, comfortable and informal environment for the afternoon.

·     To provide opportunities for social interactions with siblings, friends and staff.

·      We provide a range of self-selected games & activities, and enable the children to engage in self-directed creative play.

·      We provide a quiet environment for children to complete homework tasks or home readers and to be supported and assisted by staff when and where needed. We provide planned creative / craft activities that are based on children’s interest and input as well as activities related to what the children are learning in their classes. Participation in these creative experiences will be voluntary.

·         The outdoor environment will be made available to all children between 3.15pm and 5.15pm (weather permitting). Children will be able to select ball games, play on the fixed and mobile playgrounds, spend time in the sandpit and engage in free and creative play with friends and staff.

 

Meals & Snacks

·     Afternoon tea is provided between 3.00pm and 4.00pm.

·     The menu is located in the ELC foyer.

·     The menu is created alongside Nutrition Australia guidelines.

 

The School Holiday Program

Time:  

·     7.30am to 6.00pm – Monday to Friday during school holiday periods. (closed on public holidays)

Venue:

·     Holy Family ELC – rooms 1 to 4, ELC playground.

·     HF School, oval and playgrounds.

·     Local environs e.g. Fadden Pines, Gowrie Oval.

·     Off-site venues during excursions.

Available to:

·     All Preschool to Year 1 children at HF Primary School and HF ELC.

Program Goals:

·     To provide children with high quality care and with as many opportunities as possible to participate in activities off site – thus enabling a “respite” from school and the school environment.

·     Excursions and activities will be planned after consultation with the children and acknowledgement of their choices.

·     We will endeavour to provide many different  activities for the children to enable them to have as much free choice and self-direction as possible whilst on-site at the ELC and A block.

Meals & Snacks

·     Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided each day.

·     Menus are available on request.

·     The menu is created alongside Nutrition Australia guidelines.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE ELC IS A NUT FREE ENVIRONMENT