Introduction of 3-year-old Program for 2018

23 Aug 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are planning to launch a 3-year-old Program, called Little Explorers,  in 2018.  Little Explorers will be run through the Out of School Care Program in alignment with the Early Years Framework. 

Delivered by a fully qualified Early Years teacher, the program embraces the philosophy based on ‘Being, Belonging, Becoming’ and continues the play-based, Reggio inspired, enquiry model already found in Out of School Care.  Should any Little Explorers wish to access Before School or After School care, they will transition seamlessly into ‘My Time - Our Place’, the school age framework.  The Little Explorers have their own identity and uniform and have access to all of the Out Of School Care facilities.

The fee schedule for the Little Explorers Program is below, shown as daily, termly and annual costs. Fees for the use of before or after school care, if needed, are available by clicking here.   Parents will also need to purchase a Little Explorers uniform, and  a resources kit ($50).

Sessional Fee                            Daily                       $70              
Termly Fee: 2 Day $1,330
(based on 4 terms) 3 Day $1,995
  5 Day $3,325
Annual Fee 2 Day $5,320
(based on 38 weeks) 3 Day $7,980
  5 Day $13,300

We are now seeking expressions of interest from families who might be interested in accessing this service.  To allow us to assess feasibility and staffing implications, an Expression of Interest must be lodged before 31 August, 2017.

There has been a considerable level of interest for places next year, so forms returned after this date will not be included in the initial process.  This Expression of Interest does not constitute enrolment into the program.  Places will be allocated in date order of receipt of the completed form.
When we have collated all the days requested, formal offers of place will be made until all available places are filled.  All the necessary paperwork will be distributed at this time.

You can complete the online Expression of Interest form by clicking here.

If you would like any further information on the Little Explorers Program, please contact the Out of School Hours Care Coordinator, Melanie Berrington on 9377 9290 or