Extended Care Program
Yarra Warra Preschool & Bush Kinder is proud to now offer extended after kindergarten care to meet the needs of the busy families in our community. Our extended care program offers additional hours of care, after kinder sessions.
BENEFITS OF OUR EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM
The program is run by a fully qualified early childhood educator and encompasses all five areas of the Education Departments Early Years Learning Framework.
The benefit of our extended care program is that your child will be provided with quality childcare by our excellent teachers, while still experiencing the benefits of socialising in a smaller group environment with other kids from your community. The aftercare is based on an enrichment program that extends on the kinder’s creative philosophy. Our educators will also ensure that the children receive some downtime after a busy kinder session.
WHEN IS EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE?
We offer our extended care after three kinder sessions per week, these include two days for our 4 year old program and one for our 3 year old kinder program*. See our timetable for our kinder child care times.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO IN EXTENDED CARE?
The extended care program provides enrichment for your child with a variety of age appropriate activities that are both fun and educationally/developmentally sound. These may include activities such as literacy play involving puppetry and storytelling, gross motor coordination games such as mini obstacle courses, as well as music and movement activities involving singing, dancing and instruments.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED TO BRING?
As your child will be attending this preschool childcare after their sessional kinder session there will be a rest time. We ask that your child bring a cushion from home for this rest time. We also ask you to pack an additional snack for the afternoon.
PRICE AND BOOKINGS
4 Year Old Extended Care
Booking sheets for Extended Care will be made available in the Welcome Packs which are distributed at the Annual General Meeting in November.
You can also access an electronic copy of the form here.
*Please note that the 3 year old extended care program will only run subject to minimum numbers. As of September 2018, the interest for Extended Care for 3 Year Old children has not reached this minimum number and will not run in 2019. All families will be notified again if this status changes before the beginning of the new kinder year.