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Jabiru: Out of school hours care 2015

Out of school hours care
Minimbah State School has partnered with Jabiru Kids to offer outside school hours care at our school from 27 January 2015. Jabiru is a not-for-profit organisation offering high quality care for children at more than 20 schools in Queensland.

Contact Jabiru

Phone:                 3269 0044
Email:                    minimbah@jabiru.org.au
Fax:                        1300 238 861
Website:              www.jabiru.org.au/kids

Service location

The service is based in the hall in the heart of the school. Children also use the oval, playground and other school facilities as part of the Jabiru program.

Service hours

Before school care:         6.00m to 8.50am
After school care:            3pm to 6.30pm
Vacation care:                   6am to 6.30pm

Enrolments and bookings

To enrol or make a booking, go to the Jabiru Kids website: www.jabiru.org.au/kids or drop in at the school office to pick up the relevant forms.

Fees

Before school care:         from $2.89* to $12 per day
After school care:            from $3.76* to $17 per day
Vacation care:                   from $1.57* to $39 per day (with occasional extra costs for excursions or special guests)
*with full Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.
The government offers assistance to reduce the cost of care for families. To find out whether you are eligible for Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate or other forms of support, contact the government’s Department of Human Services on 136 150 or visit their website.
Alternatively, call Jabiru on 3269 0044 for a quote to find out how much you will pay after all government benefits.

What to expect

Before school care: We serve breakfast until 8am. Mornings are fairly relaxed, with a range of activities to choose from.
After school care: Children enjoy afternoon tea from our menu. They choose from a program of activities or use a wide range of toys, games, craft materials or sports equipment.  After 3pmJabiru serves a light late snack to tide children over until dinner.
Vacation care: Jabiru holidays are heaps of fun. Jabiru publishes the holiday program before each holidays so parents can avoid the vacation juggle and know their children will be well cared for.

Prep children

Prep children can start with Jabiru from the January of the year they are starting school. Once school starts, Jabiru walks preppies to their classrooms before school and pick them up after school to help ease them in to school life.

Staff

All Jabiru staff meet qualification and training requirements set out in the National Quality Framework and all have Blue Cards for working with children.

Food

Jabiru is known for the quality and variety of food offered to children. Jabiru works within nutrition guidelines including Education Queensland’s Smart Choices.

Programs

Jabiru’s activity programs are designed based on many years of experience, national guidelines and Jabiru’s unique practice guidelines. There will always be a mixture of physical activity, arts and crafts, science, imaginary play, games and learning activities on offer.