Before & After School

The before school care program operates from 7-9am on the grounds of Leichhardt Public School (120 child care places). Children begin their day with arts & games before partaking of a nutritious breakfast, after which they can head outside for some more active play. Children attending St. Fiacre’s are walked to school by a staff member at 8:30am, Leichhardt PS children are signed out for school at 9am. Children are split into 2 program areas: Junior (Kindy- Year 2) and Senior (Year 3-6).

The after school program operates from 3-6 pm at Leichhardt PS (180 childcare places) and St.Fiacre’s (68 places). Children enjoy a varied & nutritious afternoon tea before beginning the afternoon´s activities. Kids are encouraged to choose how they would like to spend their leisure time from the sport, craft, and cooking activities on offer. The program is split into 3 program areas: Primary (Kindy & Year), Junior (years 2-3) and Senior (years 4-6).

The parent management committee aims to keep fees comparable to other area services. Permanent rates are charged for days that stay the same from week to week, while casual rates apply to days booked as a “one off” or on an irregular basis.

Permanent Daily Rate Casual Daily Rate
Before School Care $15.20 $17.20
After School Care $22.80 $24.80

CHILD CARE Benefit (CCB) & Child Care Rebate (CCR) will reduce the fees paid by families. Families whose children attend child care at registered and accredited centres are entitled to CCB and CCR. The 50% Child Care Rebate is not income tested and families can nominate the following options:

  • Weekly/Fortnightly payment to the service as a fee reduction
  • Weekly/Fortnightly payment direct to the family bank account
  • Quarterly payments direct to the family bank account
  • Annual payment direct to the family bank account

Eligibility is linked to Child Immunisation under the No Jab No Pay program.To determine your CCB eligibility and entitlement, please contact the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 61 50 and quote the reference numbers below for the services you require.

Before School Care 1-6PX-3509
After School Care 1-6PX-3453
St Fiacre´s After School Care 1-E2JKH

What you need to do:

If you need to change your booking please complete the Change of booking form

If you are a current family requesting additional days or wanting to add a younger sibling to the waiting list please complete the Waiting list application form for current families

If your child will attend tutoring, sports, band or any other program that requires them to leave our care for part of the program please complete the Special Arrangements Permission Form

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