Or....as we like to call it, Outside of Hours School Care
It's hard when the school day is 9 - 3 and you work 9 - 5 (or 8 - 6) We get it. You need more time outside of normal school hours. Our before and after school care offers convenient programs that are fun, safe and rewarding for your child.
At Gowrie NSW, your child will enjoy access to creative and recreational activities, catered to their unique needs, interests, personalities and abilities.
Our program is built on positive interactions, enriching experiences, within a safe and happy environment. Your child(ren) will build confidence, and make friends outside the classroom. We will provide a range of experiences that are enjoyable and rewarding, as well as provide the opportunity to complete homework freeing up your family time in the evening.
We work hard to build relationships where trust and mutual understanding can develop between the home, the centre and the school. These relationships seek to be secure, respectful and reciprocal.
We greet and treat every child and carer with warmth and respect.
We build responsive, positive and harmonious working relationships. We create a stimulating, warm, secure and organised environment.
Children are empowered to actively construct their own understandings and contribute to others’ learning. They recognise their agency, capacity to initiate and lead learning, and their rights to participate in decisions that affect them, including their learning. Leisure time experiences constructed by children and supported by informed educators promote children’s dynamic, complex and holistic learning.
Children’s happiness, optimism and sense of fun are dispositions that are significant to their emotional wellbeing and resilience. In school-age care settings such as ours, children’s sense of responsibility for their learning is co-determined and skills and attitudes towards life-long learning are consolidated and role modelled.