Outside School Hours Care

Outside School Hours Care

Our outside school hours care program provides your child with a safe place to relax and wind down with their friends after an active day of learning.

If your child has homework to complete, we offer a quiet space where our qualified educators can guide them with any support they may need. They will enjoy free choice of a range of age-appropriate activities including board games, sporting games, arts and crafts, books and sometimes even cooking activities.

There is a real sense of family, with some children having started their learning journey with us as infants. Not only does outside school hours care offer convenience for you, it allows siblings to stay close and enjoy interacting with each other and everyone in the centre. Your child will also learn valuable life skills by assisting with food prep and helping little ones.

Operating hours between 6:30am-9am and 2:30pm-6:30pm

  • Children are transported to and from school in a Fiona Childcare Bus.
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea is provided and all meals follow nutritional guidelines. Food includes hot meals.

SCHOOLS WE CATER TO:

North Strathfield, St Ambrose, St Martha's and Our Lady of Assumption. 

Before School Care Flexible Routine

6.30am - Centre opens

6.45am- Breakfast served and indoor free play

The children are offered breakfast throughout the morning, depending on when they arrive at the centre. The children are then offered a range of indoor free play experiences including art and craft, drawing, construction, fine motor, dramatic play, puzzles and musical instruments.

8.30am - Children dropped off at school

The children are transported to school on the Fiona Childcare bus.

After School Care Flexible Routine

3.00pm - Collect children from school & mark rolls

Children are collected from their schools and are transported to Fiona After School Care on the Fiona bus. Each child's attendance is marked and recorded both at the school and upon arrival at Fiona After School Care.

3.40pm - Afternoon tea

Children are offered a meal, a snack and a drink. Water is available to the children at all times.

4.00pm - Indoor free play

Children are offered a range of indoor free play experiences including cooking, art and craft, drawing, construction, fine motor, dramatic play, puzzles and musical instruments.

4.30pm - Homework assistance

The children are offered one to one assistance with their homework.

4.55pm - Pack away time

Children assist the caregivers in packing away and tidying the room in preparation for outdoor play. The children are given a five minute warning as to when pack away time will commence, so as to avoid interrupting their play.

5.00pm - Outdoor free play

The children are directed to the Fiona Long Day Care playground upstairs, where they are offered a range of experiences including an obstacle course, tricycles, sand play, construction and water play.

5.45pm - Indoor free play

Children are offered a range of indoor free play experiences including cooking, art and craft, drawing, construction, fine motor, dramatic play, puzzles and musical instruments.

6.30pm - Centre closes

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