Charnwood-Dunlop Before and After School 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.
There is plenty of parking for drop off and pick up in the school car park. The program finishes at 6pm sharp and a late fee of $2 per minute is charged.
Charnwood-Dunlop School Age programs are currently accepting enrolments.
My name is Aileen and I am the Assistant Director at Charnwood-Dunlop Before and After school Care.
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!
Before School Care: 7.30am until 9.00am
After School Care (afters) from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday of each school term with the exception of public holidays.
Before School Care:
Permanent Booking: $23.00
Casual Booking: $25.50
After School Care:
Permanent Booking: $32.00
Casual Booking: $35.50