Rural Care

The Yorketown Community Children’s Centre offers a Rural Care program, catering for children 6 weeks – 12 years age over 5 days a week, 50 weeks of the year.

The number of children booked into Rural Care is up to 4 children under 5 years and 3 school aged children at a time.
The Centre is a part time preschool centre offering 4 kindergarten sessions over two full days; Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Children attending the centre feed into two local schools, Yorketown Area School and St. Columba’s Primary School. The number of children attending the kindergarten varies between approx. 15 – 25 children.

Our centre welcomes parents and caregivers to the centre at any time.

 

About the Program

There are 4 vacancies held for children under the age of 5 and 3 vacancies held for school children aged 5 to 12 years before and after school in each session. In circumstances where a booking is unable to be filled with a regular customer (ie due to absence or the child), short term vacancies may be available.

Families looking for short term care will be placed on a waiting list, or may ring either the day prior to wanting care, or on that morning to see if there is a vacancy. A minimum of 3 hours of care will be charged, then an hourly charge will apply thereafter.

Vocational Care operates during the school holidays and provides care for up to 7 children. Over Christmas and New year the centre closes, so no care will be provided during that time.

 

Rural Care Session Times

Long Day Care – Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Half Day Sessions are avaialbe. Please contact the centre for more information.

Out of School Hours Care – Mon-Friday 8am-9pm & 3pm-6pm
Vacation care is available during the school holidays. Please contact the centre for more information

Our Guiding Statement

‘Children are encouraged to develop to their full potential within a safe, caring and supportive environment, that recognises families as the child’s first teacher and acknowledges the strong links between children, their culture and their community’

Our Rural Care Staff

Annette Bellchambers

Annette Bellchambers

Early Childhood Worker

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Robyn Schwarz

Robyn Schwarz

Relief Early Childhood Worker

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Courtney Wilson

Courtney Wilson

Early Childhood Worker

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Jacinta Van Ruysingen

Jacinta Van Ruysingen

Early Childhood Worker

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Rosemary Dick

Rosemary Dick

Early Childhood Worker

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care