Charnwood-Dunlop Out of School Hours Care takes place in the school hall and surrounding outdoor areas. The service caters for children from pre-school to year six. Pre-schoolers enjoy a taste of big school and spending time with older siblings.  The program is not separated into different age groups and all children can participate in indoor or outdoor activities of their choice.  Afternoon tea is provided with a varied menu that includes plenty of fresh food. Children contribute to menu planning and sometimes have their own cooking adventures. There is one educator for every 11 children.

Children enjoy lots of physical activity in the large green space adjoining the hall.  They also like to get involved with community initiatives like Clean up Australia Day.  Each year children from the service exhibit work in the Belconnen Community Gallery Children’s Week Exhibition. Children also develop a sense of community service by designing their own fundraising activities for the CRCS giving tree at the end of each year.



Current Vacancies

Charnwood-Dunlop out of School Hours Care are currently accepting enrolments.


School Holiday Program

Click here to view the Charnwood-Dunlop School Holiday Program and here for enrolment details.

Meet our Director

Aileen – Director

My name is Aileen and I am the Assistant Director at Charnwood-Dunlop Out of School Hours Care Program.

I completed my diploma in Early Childhood in Melbourne and moved to Canberra in 2014. I worked as an Early Childhood Educator for almost six years before I joined this team and I had great opportunities to work with a younger age group of children and families. I learnt a lot there and developed my leadership skills while working as room leader with different people and acquired knowledge from various experiences and professional training.

I believe that all children have a right to be respected for their own learning and play. I would like to support children to explore their own learning environment and have fun. I also like to support them to learn how to respect other people and cooperate.

I believe that educators, children and families can work together to create a fun and respectful learning and playing environment as a team!


  • Time

    Before School Care: 7.30am until 9.00am
    After School Care (afters) from 2.45pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday of each school term with the exception of public holidays.

  • Cost

    Before School Care:
    Permanent Booking: $23.00
    Casual Booking: $25.50

    After School Care:
    Permanent Booking: $33.00
    Casual Booking: $35.50

  • LocationCharnwood Primary School
    Bettington Circuit, Charnwood ACT
  • How to register

  • For more informationPhone: 02 6264 0200
    Email: csat@crcs.com.au

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