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 the Spring September/October 2022 School Holiday Program open at 10 am on Monday 22nd August 2022.

Location, hours and contacts

Gilmore Cres, Garran

 

 

Service Hours Location Contact
Junior After School Care 3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri* Garran Preschool, Robson St 0475 981 777  

garranjuniors@wcs.org.au

Before School Care 7.15am to 9am, Mon to Fri* School Hall 0417 202 290

garran@wcs.org.au

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

Fees

Out of School Hours Care fees

Permanent

Casual

After School Care

$33.50

$37.70

Before School Care

$24.05

$26.70

Holiday Program (if applicable)

$89.90 per day

Late Fees

$20 per every 15 minutes or part thereof, per child

Search Fee

$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 enrolments@wcs.org.au. Our Enrolments team is available Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm excluding Public Holidays and WCS shut down periods.

For more information about OSHC services, see the Family Handbook - Out of School Hours Care 2022.

If any other questions, contact the team on 02 6234 6831 or email oshc@wcs.org.au

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

The National Law and National Regulations outline our legal obligations and explain the powers and functions of the state and territory regulatory authorities and ACECQA. For more information, see: National Law and Regulations | ACECQA

WCS is approved to administer Child Care Subsidy payments.

WCS has established Corporate Policies and specific Children's Services Policies to guide our operations and ensure compliance with regulations and laws.

We are committed to the safety, care and wellbeing of all children who access our services. We will respond immediately when any issues arise and meet all reporting requirements.

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