Before and After School Care & Vacation Care
Before & After School Care
Before and After School Care caters to the needs of primary school aged children. The centre’s bus service is employed to drop off and pick up children to and from local primary school.
When the children are not at school we emphasise play, social interactions and recreation. The children are encouraged daily to have quiet time by themselves in order to read, do homework or complete a puzzle. The activities are organised in small and large groups which encourage social interaction and group discussions between the children and educators. The activities implemented are structured depending on the individual interest of each child, which is then followed up and implemented further to scaffold their learning.
Art and craft is the best way for the children to express their feelings. Whether it be painting, drawing, creating a collage, origami, etc. We feel that it is important for the children to express themselves this way. The diversity of the group shines through this way through the different colours, texture and materials they choose to employ in their creative pieces.
The use of technology is another form of encouraged learning tool. The computer is used for different learning purposes. The children are encouraged to research certain topics they have interest in. This enhances their enthusiasm, problem solving, hypothesizing, research and investigation skills.
Each child’s growth is our first priority. Whether it be cognitive, social or emotional growth – there are no limits. We aim to inspire the children to strive to do their best in everything they put their mind to.
Vacation care takes place during the school holidays. Planned activities and excursions are made available in a timetable for parents and children to choose what they would like to take part in.
An example of some activities we organise for vacation care are:
- Ten pin bowling
- Park outings
- Monkey Mania
- Pizza days
Every school holiday period we try to do something new and exciting to keep the children entertained. During the school holiday period, we are happy to be flexible with the days your child chooses to take part in as we can understand this is a time you can potentially take advantage of spending more time with your family.