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Out-of-school-hours care

Kidszone is a not for profit entity of the Marshall Road State School P&C Association.  We are situated under C Block within the school grounds.  We are open through the school term and school holidays with the exception of public holidays and two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

Bookings


It has a licenced capacity of 180 children and can generally accommodate all families needing a place.

Bookings are available on a regular or casual basis.  Contact Kidszone (outside-school-hours-care) on (07) 3349 0699.

It is important that your family’s file remains up to date in case of emergencies.  Please notify us of any changes of address, phone numbers (both home and work), medical information and emergency contact information.

December/January vacation care booking

 

We welcome new prep children to Kidszone in the year they are starting school.  If your child is due to start school in January, they are eligible to start Kidszone in the January vacation care period.  You will have to complete an enrolment pack before your child  starts with us.  Please book your child into vacation care via the booking sheets at Kidszone.  Booking sheets usually come out three weeks prior to the beginning of any school holidays. 

Hours of operation


Monday to Friday

Before school      7am to 9am
After school        3pm to 6pm

Vacation Care   7am to 6pm

Pupil free days 7am to 6pm

Our Program

Our program aims to promote life skills through effective communication methods and learning through play and investigation.  We encourage the children to make healthy choices which assists them to become confident in their social and emotional wellbeing, fostering empathy and understanding towards others.
 
Learning Through Play

Kidszone offers the children a number of environments in which they are able to investigate and explore or simply just be.
 
From the indoors:  we offer the Kidszone Room (main room), the Old Games Room and the New Games Room.  We also have access to the school PAC.  Each room offers the children a different experience.
 
To the outdoors:  the children have lots of space to run.  We have three playgrounds, (two junior and a senior), a soccer oval, tennis court and an even bigger main oval.  If you want to explore a little further, we have an environmental learning area where chickens run wild!
 
We are flexible with our curriculum and love to explore and provide opportunities for spontaneous play guided by the children.  We respect and listen to the children and where possible provide activities equivalent to their interests and needs at that point in time.
 
"Play and leisure acivities provide opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine" (My Time Our Place)
 

Our Philosophy

 
At Kidszone, we believe that it is essential to provide the children in our care with an environment that is welcoming, safe, caring and supportive.  Our environment caters for all children in our care, treating each child holistically by respecting their cultural background, beliefs and family customs.  We believe that children have the right to give their opinion in matters that affect them and that their opinion should be heard and taken seriously (adapted from UN Convention of the Rights of Child Article 12).
 
Our program aims to promote life skills through effective communication methods and learning through play and investigation.  We encourage the children to make healthy choices which assists them to become confident in their social and emotional wellbeing, fostering empathy and understanding towards others.  We are committed to providing ongoing learning opportunities for children to reach their full potential both now and in the future. We aim to achieve this through continual reflective practices and evaluations of our service curriculum by our qualified and committed educators, who embrace our learning framework.
 
We believe that open communication and respectful relationships with management, families and children enables us to collaborate with Kidszone stakeholders to provide a program that encompasses the needs, abilities and interests of the children in our care.
 

Fees and accounts

  • Before School Care - $12.00
  • Before School Care Casual - $14.00
  • After School Care - $18.00
  • After School Care Casual -  $20.00
  • Vacation Care - $40.00
  • Vacation Care Casual - $50.00
  • Pupil Free Day - $40.00
  • Pupil Free Day Casual - $50.00

Account Statements are issued weekly and we ask that you pay your fees promptly each week.  Payments can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS  and direct payments (EFT).

Accredited service - Child care benefits
 

Most families are eligible for assistance with their fees.  You can apply for child care benefits through the Department of Human Services.  It is the parent’s responsibility to apply and until Department of Human Services advises us of your eligibility, we will charge full fees. 

We ask that bookings be made for regular care as this assists us in complying with our licensing capacity and staff/child ratios.  Casual care is available only when we have space available.

Our  staff

Nominated Supervisor / Administrator

Sharon Torpey

Educational Leader

Jane Wells

Assistant Coordinator

Tania Clissold

Supervisor

Lucy Steffan

Educators                         

Matthew Beck
Kathy Berge
Mitchell Berge (Student-in-training)
Thalia Bielenberg (Student-in-training)
Elizabeth Windley
Jason Collins
Estelle Flannery
Dallas Fogarty
Tom Ford
Alex Giersh
Joe Ginns
Ali Goodall
Krystelle Sargent
Lauren Taylor (student-in-training)
Brittany Rodgers
Thomas Uhlmann
Vanessa Weeks
Ebony Well

Contact Kidszone

Telephone: (07) 3349 0699

Facsimile: (07) 3349 0699 

Mobile: 0422 050 588 (urgent issues only)