At Garran Primary School, Woden Community Service (WCS) provides quality after school and school holiday programs for children in Preschool to Year 6 and before school care and a school holiday program for children in Kindergarten to Year 6.
Our programs promote social and emotional growth, while supporting children to explore the world around them. We offer a variety of creative, social, imaginative and dynamic activities with a strong emphasis on child representation at before school, after school and school holiday program. Our programs are highly flexible and pride themselves on representing children’s voices and supporting their self agency.
Before School Care
Our Before School Care program caters for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. We serve a nutritious breakfast and offer inside and outdoor activities to engage your child’s brain as they start their day.
The program operates out of the school hall. Our educators escort Kindergarten children to ‘lines’. All other children make their way from the hall to lines.
Juniors After School Care
Our Juniors After School Care program caters for children in Preschool and Kindergarten. We serve a nutritious snack for afternoon tea and offer an inclusive environment with a focus on building children’s social skills, resilience and connection to their world.
The program operates out of the Preschool on Robson St. At 3pm, our educators collect children from the Preschool, and the Kindergarten children from their classroom, and walk them to the school hall for afternoon tea. The educators then walk all the children from the school to preschool at approximately 3.30pm for the main program.
Seniors After School Care
Our Seniors After School Care program caters for children in Year 1 – 6. We serve a nutritious snack for afternoon tea and offer an inclusive environment with a focus on building children’s social skills, resilience and sustainability. The program operates out of the school hall.
Garran Juniors and Seniors after school care programs have regular interactions with one another, which we believe helps support the transition for children moving between our programs, as well as building relationships and a sense of community.
School Holiday Program
Our service at Garran Primary provides a school holiday program for children in Kindergarten to Year 6. During school holidays, we provide a blend of excursions, incursions and in-service activities. This caters for all families and mimics a home like environment. We serve a nutritious snack for afternoon tea and ask families to provide morning tea and lunch for their child.
The educational program and list of activities offered are available on the Monday of week 6 of each school term.
Program: available soon.
Bookings for Spring School Holiday Program open at 10am on Monday 21st August 2023.
Location, hours and contacts
Gilmore Cres, Garran
|Junior After School Care||3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri*||Garran Preschool, Robson St||0475 981 777|
|Before School Care||7.15am to 9am, Mon to Fri*||School Hall||0417 202 290|
|Senior After School Care||3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri*|
|School Holiday Program||8am to 6pm, Mon to Fri#|
* Monday to Friday, ACT school terms, excluding public holidays
# Monday to Friday, ACT school holidays
Out of School Hours Care fees
After School Care
Before School Care
Non Excursion Days
School Holiday Program
$102.60 per day
$92.60 per day
Late SHP Booking Fees - booked within 7 day prior notice period
$5 per child, per day
$20 per every 15 minutes or part thereof, per child
$5 per child
Want to know more?
For information on how to enrol, see the Enrolments page. You can contact the team on 02 6147 3318 or email email@example.com. Our Enrolments team is available Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm and Fridays 9:30am - 4:30pm excluding Public Holidays and WCS shut down periods.
Registration, legal obligations and policies
All services are registered with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and work within the National Quality Framework and the Principles outlined Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place.