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ABCC (After and Before College Care)

As part of our commitment to families, ABCC and Early Years ABCC offers quality care and recreational activities for students from Prep to Year 6.

We aim to provide a balanced program, at an age appropriate level, focussing on current understandings of the importance of childhood. The programs include a wide variety of play and recreational activities to meet the needs and interests of the children in accordance with the policies of St John’s Anglican College.

The service is also available for students undertaking sports training, private tuition training and other activities held before or after school at the College.

ABCC and Early Years ABCC are located on our Primary Campus.


Hours of Operation

ABCC

  • Before School Care: 6.45 am to 8.30 am
  • After School Care: 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Vacation Care: 6.45 am to 6.00 pm

Early Years ABCC

  • Before School Care: 6.45 am to 8.40 am
  • After School Care: 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Vacation Care: 6.45 am to 6.00 pm

Vacation Periods

  • Easter: 6/4/20 – 20/4/20
  • June/July: 22/6/20 – 13/7/20
  • September/October: 21/9/20 – 5/10/20
  • December/January: 4/12/20 – TBA

We do not open on the public holidays and for the Christmas / New Year period when the College closes.


2020 Fees

Please refer to the ABCC Handbook for details of additional fees.

Before College Care
Full Morning$13.30
Short Morning$8.40
After College Care
Full Afternoon$20.60
Short Afternoon$9.70
Non-Booked Fee$8.20
Vacation Care
Weekly booked$243.50
Daily Booked$51.30
Casual$58.50
Half Day (Booked)$25.65
Administration Fee
Weekly Charge for Unpaid Vacation Care Fees$28.00

Families should register with myGov to determine their eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), which will then be applied to the fees.


ABCC Program

We develop our programs based on the My Time Our Place Framework. The program will provide opportunities for children to choose activities either as individuals or in small groups to pursue experiences that are of their own choice. They will reflect a variety of activities that allow children to participate in creative and imaginative play, including elements of music, dance, drama, art and craft as well as choosing to have time to think and create. Activities will be appropriate to the age, skills and interests of the children in attendance and will stimulate emotional, intellectual, lingual, physical, recreational and social potential.

In Early Years ABCC this is complemented with the Belonging, Being, Becoming Framework. These frameworks acknowledge the importance of play and leisure in a child’s development and that learning is not limited to any time or place.

To operate and participate in the National Quality Framework our Services have the following Approval numbers:

  • ABCC Service Approval – SE-00001683
  • EY ABCC Service Approval – SE 40000483

Aims of ABCC and EY ABCC

  • provide caring, qualified Educators who build trusting relationships with the children in their care, allowing the children to feel secure and happy.
  • encourage children to value and respect each other’s opinions and differences, while promoting the development of positive self-esteem.
  • respect the rights and opinions of families and the community, encourage family participation and adopt a broad interest in the diversity of the community.
  • create a learning environment that will encourage the children to interact, take roles, and develop relationships with others through all kinds of play.
  • focus on the importance of childhood by developing their social, physical, cognitive and emotional skills through play based activities, exploring nature and working collaboratively with peers and educators.
  • provide an environment that will accept and support diverse cultures and family groupings.
  • work in cooperation with parents who have the primary responsibility for the upbringing, protection and development of their child, by providing planned activities that involve parents and other members of the community and reflect the multicultural and multilingual nature of the community.