At Torrens, Woden Community Service (WCS) provides quality before, after school care, and school holiday programs for children in Kindergarten to Year 6.

Our before, afters and school holiday programs create a welcoming and safe environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity and inclusive of all families. We offer children stimulating experiences and provide opportunities for them to explore, socialise, create and investigate through craft, construction, small and large group activities, team sports, dramatic play and more.

Before School Care

Our before school care program operates out of the new hall and caters for children in 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.

Juniors After School Care

Our juniors after school care program program operates out of the new hall and caters for children Kindergarten to Year 2. 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.

Seniors After School Care

Our seniors after school care program operates out of the old hall and caters for children in Years 3 – 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.

School Holiday Program

Our service at Torrens Primary provides a school holiday program commencing in April 2022 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.

Location, hours and contacts

Ritchie StTorrens

 

Service Hours Location Contacts
Before School Care 7.30am to 9am, Mon to Fri* Old School Hall 0402 228 292 

torrens@wcs.org.au

Senior After School Care 3.15pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri*
Junior After School Care 3.15pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri* New School Hall

* Monday to Friday, ACT school terms, excluding public 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 Parent_Handbook_-_OSHC_March_2021.

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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