Before School Care
Centipede is open from 7:00am to 8:45am every school morning. Our mornings consist of our Good Start Breakfast Club generously provided by the Red Cross and a mixture of indoor activities and outdoor play. The children are free to go onto the school playground at 8:45am when there is a teacher on duty on the playground. Centipede remains open until the school bell at 9:20am for children to finish breakfast.
After School Care
Centipede is open from 3:00pm to 5:45pm in the afternoon. We meet children on the playground at 3:00pm, sign them into the service and escort them to Centipede. A meal is served and children are offered a range of indoor and outdoor programmed activities as well as free play. At 5:00pm we serve fruit and a snack. Each week educators design a program in consultation with children with a range of activities including cooking club, nature and sustainability club, dance club and a range of art and craft experiences, sports and outdoor games. Each week focuses on a different theme and learning opportunity - in 2016 and 2017 we are exploring the world, focusing on a different country or city each week looking at each unique location's cooking, culture, people and art.
Centipede is open in the school holidays from 8:00am to 5:45pm. We offer a range of excursions and incursions with a different theme or experience each day, suggested by the children, families and educators. We aim to broaden our horizons to new experiences, learning opportunities and challenges and have visited some amazing places including:
- Scouting in the bushland of Lane Cove National Park
- Luna Park
- Monster Skate Park
- Beaches and swimming pools
- Bowling, arcade games and laser tag
- Learning how to fish at Putney Park
- Music and Art Workshops
- Sport sessions