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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.

 

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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.

The Before School Program

The Before School Program aims to provide: 

  • A nutritious and balanced breakfast for children who arrive early to the centre
  • 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
  • Opportunities for social interactions with friends and peers
  • Oportunities for self-selection of activities and games across rooms
  • Opportunities for physical activities before preschool/school

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

Meals & Snacks

Breakfast is provided between 7.30am and 8.15am. The menu craeted alongside Nutrition Australia guidelines is located on the school website under ‘Early Learning Centre, ELC Care’

The After School Program

The After School Program provides children with:

  • A nutritious and balanced afternoon snack
  • A relaxed, comfortable and informal environment for the afternoon
  • Social interactions with siblings, friends and staff
  • Self-selected gamesand activities that enable children to engage in self-directed creative play
  • A quiet environment for children to complete homework tasks or home readers, supported and assisted by staff 
  • Voluntary creative/craft activities based on children’s interest and input
  • Activities related to what the children are learning in their classes
  • Outdoor activities between 3.15pm - 5.15pm

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

Meals & Snacks

Afternoon tea is provided between 3.00pm and 4.00pm. The menu is located in the ELC foyer, created alongside Nutrition Australia guidelines

The School Holiday Program

The School Holiday Program provides students 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 based on student interest
  • Free choice and self-direction whilst on-site at the ELC and A block

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, Holy Family School, oval and playgrounds; local environments e.g. Fadden Pines, Gowrie Oval and off-site venues during excursions

Available to:

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

Meals & Snacks

Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided each day. The menu is created alonside Nutriotion Australia guidelines and is available on request.

PLEASE NOTE: THE ELC IS A NUT FREE ENVIRONMENT