Children love the Leapkids’ before and after hours programs. Not only are they a welcome break from the structured learning time of primary school, they also provide a wonderful opportunity for kids to socialise and interact with children outside of their immediate class room.
Our before and after care programs have been the start of many great friendships. They are also the perfect time for kids to relax, have a snack and explore interests that are not always catered to within the school curriculum.
Children in our before and after school care programs constantly benefit from making new friends, learning about the values of friendship and diversity, and having the opportunity to do homework or free play in a safe and supportive environment.
|TYPE OF CARE||HOURS|
|Before School Care||6:30am to 9:00am|
|After School Care||3:30pm to 6:00pm|
|Curriculum Days||7:00am to 6:00pm|
|School Holiday Program||7:00am to 6:00pm|
|TYPE OF CARE||PERMANENT BOOKING
|Before School Care||$15.00 (per child, per session)||$17.00 (per child, per session)|
|After School Care||$20.00 (per child, per session)||$22.00 (per child, per session)|
|Pupil Free Days
|$70.00 (per child, per day)|
(Last day of term)
|$30.00 (per child, per session)
Only applies for additional hours of After School Care on last day of term
(School Holiday Program)
|$95.00 fee for excursion day (per child, per day)
$85.00 fee for excursion day (per child, per day)
$70.00 fee for excursion day (per child, per day)
Pupil Free Days (Curriculum days) $55 per day
Late Collection Fees
Children are expected to be picked up no later than 6.00pm. A late fee of $2.00 per minute will be charged per child for late collection of children. This fee is charged in order to cover staff costs. You will need to notify the service if you will not be able to collect your child/children by 6:00pm due to unavoidable circumstances.
Payments are processed fortnightly via the following methods:
Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR)
In order for us to apply CCB and/or CCR to your account, you MUST provide us with both your child's CRN Number and the corresponding parent's CRN Number. If you are not registered for CCB/CCR, please contact the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.
At Leapkids we have two types of booking options including ‘Permanent’ and ‘Causal’.
This type of booking is for children who will use the service on specific days each week, and will ensure that your child always has a place on the day/s that you specify. These bookings carry over each week until we receive notification of change.
This type of booking is for children who will require care on a need basis, and must be made and confirmed in writing prior to the start of a session. Children will not be accepted into before or after school care without a prior confirmed booking – this is to ensure appropriate staffing ratios in accordance with the national standards.
Casual booking for Before School Care
Casual booking for After School Care
The school does not inform Leapkids when a child goes home during the day, or has not attended school. This is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify Leapkids.
At Leapkids, your child’s safety and well-being is very important to us. To ensure that we provide the best possible care for your child, we require the following:
Nut Free Program
Leapkids is a 'Nut Free' service. Please ensure your child doesnot bring food that contains nuts to the program.
At Leapkids, we support all children to participate in our programs. In order to provide quality and responsive care that meets the needs of a child with additional needs, we will require at least 4 weeks’ notice prior to the start of the program.
We treat each case individually and will make decisions based on the needs of the child, and availability of appropriately qualified staff and resources.