BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

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 
(per session)
CASUAL BOOKING
(per session)
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
(Curriculum Day)
$70.00 (per child, per day)
Early Finish
(Last day of term)
$30.00 (per child, per session)
Only applies for additional hours of After School Care on last day of term
Vacation Care
(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

Payments are processed fortnightly via the following methods:

  • Direct Deposit into our Bank account
  • Phone using Credit/Debit card

Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR)

Leapkids is an approved and registered Australian child care provider.  Eligible parents may utilise the Federal Government’s Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate schemes for our services.  

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’.  

Permanent booking
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.  

 

Casual booking
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 bookings for Before School Care must be made by 6:00pm, prior to the day care is required in writing via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Should you require emergency care in the morning and you have missed the 6:00pm booking deadline the night before, please contact the Service directly on 0447 647 407 from 6:45am to check for availability. 

 

Casual booking for After School Care
Casual bookings for After School Care must be made by 12:00pm, on the day care is required in writing via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Should you require emergency After School Care and you have missed the 12:00pm booking deadline, please contact us on 1300 366 235 before the start of the session to check for availability. Please note; due to staffing ratios, casual bookings cannot always be guaranteed.

Cancellations 

  1. Cancellation to any confirmed booking made 7 days from the session start time will not incur the applicable session fee.
  2. Cancellation to any confirmed booking made within 7 days from the session start time with a medical certificate will not incur the applicable session fee.
  3. Cancellation to any confirmed booking made within 7 days from the session start time without a medical certificate will incur the applicable session fee.
  4. Absence from a confirmed booking without prior written notification will incur the applicable session fee.

Cancellations to any confirmed booking must be made in writing via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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:

  • A copy of your child’s Immunisation Record MUST be provided with each enrolment.
  • If your child suffers from anaphylaxis, asthma, allergies or any medically diagnosed condition, you MUST provide a current medical management plan, anaphylaxis management plan or risk minimization plan signed by your doctor with a recent colour photo of your child.  
  • Written information regarding any cultural, religious, dietary requirements or additional needs.

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. 

Enrolling your child is quick and easy via our Parent Portal. Once your enrolment has been received, we will contact you to confirm your child/children's place in our before and after school care service.

To enrol your child, please go to our Parent Portal

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

For more information about our programs and services, please go to our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, contact us directly on 1300 366 235 or send us your enquiry below