Before and After School Care

Play Zone offers before-and-after school care for 40 weeks of the year, operating on school days. We operate out of Thornton Hall, the Parish Hall on the grounds of St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Cronulla.

  • Morning Session: 6.30am to 8.30am
  • Afternoon Session: 3.00pm-6.30pm
  • On pupil free days, we are open between 7.30-5.30pm

We provide a wide range of play and sporting activities, combined with healthy meals,  and quiet time for learning and completing homework. Before-and-after-school care is available to families of  St Francis De Sales Woolooware, St Aloysius Cronulla and Our Lady of Fatima Caringbah.

Vacation Care

During school holidays, Play Zone offers Vacation Care for primary-school age children, from 7:30am to 5:30pm weekdays. We aim to give your children a memorable, fun and enlightening holiday period.

Based at Thornton Hall, we also make full use of our beautiful local environment, including excursions and visits to local parks and beaches, and entertainment such as the cinemas.

Vacation Care is available for students from all schools, and does not require being part of our before-and-after-school care. Children can attend all days of the school holidays, or just selected days.

Play

At Play Zone, we believe in making out-of-school-hours care a fun experience for our children, so that they can relax and enjoy building friendships with other children.

We encourage both indoor and outdoor play, providing free choice to each child. We provide dedicated time each day for sports, including skill training and games. During vacation care, we offer additional activities such as mini-Olympics and scooter days.

Learn

We have a schedule that balances play time with quieter activities at various points of the day, to ensure your child is focused during school hours, and returns home happy and calm.

We offer a range of skill-based learning activities such as cooking, dancing, art and craft.

We will always encourage the children to communicate and interact with their peers and carers in an effective and kind manner.

Meals

We aim to provide a relaxed and enjoyable environment for children to eat their meals and snacks. Breakfast, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea (after 5pm) are provided.

We provide appetising and nutritious food, consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Young People in Australia. We provide suitable meals for children with specific allergies or dietary requirements, and are a “nut-free” centre.

Enrolment Process

Children can be registered for before-and-after-school care at any time of the year, subject to places being available. Enrolments for kindergarten students will be accepted up to 6 months in advance of starting school.

Please contact us for an enrolment application package. You will need to supply a birth certificate, immunisation records and other relevant documentation. A bus travel form will be required for children using the bus service. If you require additional days on a permanent or casual basis, we will be happy to assist you if possible.

Please Contact Us if you would like an enrolment application package, or if you have any questions or requests.

Fees and Rebates

Before and After School fees are $18/child for the morning session, and $25/child for the afternoon session. There is an additional $3/child for bus travel. Vacation Care fees are $60/child per day. Fees are payable by direct debit from your savings account or credit card on a fortnightly basis.

Depending on your personal circumstances you may be entitled to Child Care Benefit (CCB) and/or Child Care Rebate (CCR) from the Government. Please contact Centrelink to determine your eligibility, and to apply for and receive such rebates.

More information is available from the Government’s MyChild website and Child Care Fact Sheets.