What is after school care?
We operate after school care at 3 sites across the City of Yarra.
After school care is a fully supervised education and care program for primary school-aged children, held in a safe and stimulating environment.
The after school care program follows the National Quality Framework, including the Education and Care Act & Regulations 2011 and the National Quality Standards.
What children do at an after school care program
Our goal is to create an environment where the needs, interests and requests of the children are supported and extended by qualified staff.
Our programs are child focused and led by the interest of the children.
As a team, we plan activities and provide resources based on our experiences with the children, observations and feedback from children, families and educators. Although a program plan is in place, what occurs on the day is flexible and adapted on the day as directed by the children.
How do I book my child into an after school care program?
You need to download, complete and submit an enrolment form.
How much does after school care cost?
Permanent bookings cost $17 per day and casual bookings cost $20 per day.
Fees are to be paid in advance on a fortnightly basis.
Fees can be paid via:
- direct debit
- credit card and EFTPOS payments can be made in person at one of our customer service centres.
Where are the after school care programs held?
Richmond West Primary School
This program is available for children attending Richmond West and Trinity Catholic Primary School.
Children are collected from Trinity Catholic Primary school by a council community bus and delivered to Richmond West.
- Phone: 9429 7502 or 0412 418 194
- Hours of operation: 3:30pm to 6pm
- Address: 25 Lennox Street, Richmond
- Supervisor: Sara Mitchell, Bachelor of Education
This program is available for children attending Collingwood College and St Joseph’s Primary School.
Children are collected by our ‘walking school bus’ and delivered to the program.
- Phone: 9416 2820 or 0438 205 224
- Hours of operation: 3pm to 6pm
- Address: Vere Street, Collingwood
- Supervisor: Claire Blomeley, Grad. Dip. Education
Have a question about after school care
If you have a question about after school care, you can ask us.