Goannas – 6-12yrs


The Goannas is our before and after school care program for children aged 5-12 years. We provide a bus service that drops off in the mornings and picks up in the afternoons from Lake Cathie Public School, North Haven Public School as well as the main bus stop at Lake Cathie Park. We accept children from any school. We have a maximum of 10 children with either 1 or 2 educators. Our program run’s on interest based from the children and we try to extend on what the children are interested in at the time. We provide opportunities for children to have some time for relaxation on our bean bags, partake in some physical activity in our own private grassed playground, use their creativity in doing some craft, construction with Lego, cooking experience’s and a whole lot more depending on what the children are interested in. We provide afternoon tea for the children on arrival from school as well as a late afternoon tea around 5pm. We have our own grassed playground area as well as access to the pre-school playground if we wish, we have a marque set up with our age appropriate resources and access to the Koala room when needed. The Goannas is a great opportunity for children to wind down after a busy day at school as well as meeting a new group of friends from different schools.


We also run a vacation care program during the school holidays where we have daily excursions. Some examples of our excursions are horse riding, rock climbing, Bago Maze, laser tag, WOW fun park, Koala hospital, Putt Putt golf, Billabong Zoo, Timbertown and much much more. On returning from our excursions we also have some exciting activities back at the centre such as jewellery making, clay moulding, science experiments, water bomb toss, face painting and other activities that also come from children’s suggestions and interests. We have spot’s for 10 children who are accompanied by 2 educators. Excursions are included in the cost of the vacation care.







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