School Aged Care
Before and After School
Programmes are dynamic and flexible, allowing children to choose the activities and experiences they would like to participate in each day and these are encouraged and further experiences are planned for the children, based on these identified interests.
Specially Designed Programmes
Our programmes are written by the Before and After School Care Educational Leader, in conjunction with the Co-ordinator, educators, families and children, and is guided by the national framework for school age care in Australia – “My Time, Our Place”.
View Your Children's Journey
Our Educators use a variety of methods to document the children’s journey with us, allowing for families to access valuable information about the opportunities afforded to them whilst in our care. This documentation is also used to create our weekly reflective journal, and for further planning within our service.
Children are encouraged and guided in contributing to their own learning. E-journals have been set up for each child, in which you will find learning stories and photographs documenting their time with us.
As with school, the programme provides an environment for further social development by enhancing growth in areas such as working and playing co-operatively with others, respecting each others point of view, enhancing their individual self-esteem and self-awareness, accepting and understanding limits for appropriate behaviour and interactions with others, self-confidence and the ability to cope independently throughout the day through well-developed self-help skills.
We include a large amount of outdoor play, encouraging children to challenge themselves physically and work as part of a team as they participate in a wide range of free choice and organised sporting activities.
- Breakfast and afternoon tea
- School drop off and pick up
- Sporting programmes
- In-house activities, including optional school tutoring, swimming and dance classes
- And most importantly, a whole lot of fun
Our learn to swim school incorporates every class type for young children, from Mums and Bubs classes through to squads.
Children of all ages can book into and participate in specialised dance classes including dance types such as ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap.
School Holiday Care
Our vacation care program is carefully planned with children’s interests and choices in mind and involves a combination of excursions and in house activities each day.
Our Program runs in conjunction with the public school holiday periods, and where demand is indicated may also be arranged to accommodate variations for private school calendars. This is similarly the case for pupil-free days. We believe a Vacation Care program should be a holiday for your children. Our program offers a range of activities, excursions, and exciting visitors to ensure a memorable holiday experience for all of our children.
Our focus is creating fond memories for children, providing opportunities and experiences for personal growth and discovery and allowing children to access and experience things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to engage in. Each vacation care day is unique with its own theme and range of fun activities to keep the kids entertained regardless of age or stage of development.
- Most meals – see our Parent Manual for details;
- Excursions, including transport;
- In-house activities, including optional school tutoring, swimming and dance classes;
- And most importantly, a whole lot of fun.
During some holidays, optional extras such as intensive swim and dance programs may be offered. Further information will be provided at the time.
Kids Academy Hope Island - Fee Schedule
The current full daily fees (before application of Child Care Subsidy) are:-
|Pipis and Clams (0-2 year olds Nursery Rooms)
||$127 per day
|Jellyfish and Clownfish (1-2 year olds)
||$127 per day
|Dolphins and Seahorses (2-3 year olds Toddler Rooms)
||$122 per day
|Sharks, Whales, Turtles and Sealions (3-5 years olds Preschool Rooms)
|Stingrays (school age children)
||$30 Before School Care
$40 After School Care
$87 Vacation Care*
*Effective 7th January
Please speak to our administration staff or the Administration Manager for an obligation free fee quote including your CCS.