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After school  and vacation care focuses on a social approach and a safe environment that shapes children’s social development and growth. Children develop interaction skills and are guided to recognise their feelings and regulate their own behaviour. Children are guided to grow to take responsibility for their own well being and the feelings and consequences caused by their own actions that affects themselves and others.

The program        

Bees Creek Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care provides a fun and engaging program for school-aged children.  As children move through different early childhood settings into school aged care, great importance is placed on building relationships and exploring and extending interests and hobbies in a recreation and leisure context .  
The  curriculum demonstrates that children learn in every context and situation and incorporates the transition from academic learning that takes place at school to a different type of learning. 

We create an curriculum, culture and spaces that promotes autonomy while offering various guided activities based on the importance of interpersonal and intra-personal development within the phase of middle childhood development.  

The curriculum is based on the needs of all children and in turn, we respond to their ideas when planning, constructing and documenting.  The program is provocation based and responsive to the needs of the group and documented to allow for the balance between intentionality and flexibility.  Children participate in guided recreational activities, be outside and undertake physical activities, take the opportunity for rest and time out, be in a comfortable and unhurried atmosphere and participation in all activities is voluntary.

What happens at After School Care?

  • Children walk from their classroom to the after school care building and sign the attendance book
  • Children can then engage in different experiences in the indoor and out-door spaces
  • Afternoon tea is served from 2.40 to around 3.40. Children can independently choose when to have afternoon tea during this time
  • Children aged 9 and over have their own dedicated space

What happens at Vacation Care?

  • Children engage in longer term projects and experiences
  • Weekly excursions - movies, the planet
  • Fun incursions- Jumping castles, music
  • Children bring morning and tea and lunch
  • Afternoon tea is provided
 

The first steps towards enrollment are:

  • Determine vacancies available  
  • Discussion Bees Creek philosophy and values
  • Have a tour of the environment with your child
  • Discuss the individual education and care needs of child and family