ELC Operating Information
To acknowledge the reality of many families where both parents work and to be accessible to as many boys as possible, we are making some changes to our ELC.
From 2018, the day rate for the ELC will be $80 (not rebatable) and the centre will be open for longer hours, from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Boys will be encouraged to attend for a minimum of three days and families will continue to provide snacks and lunch. The ELC will continue to be open in term times, for 38 weeks of the year, and fully rebatable vacation care is available for boys aged four or more during the holidays. These changes will be effective from January 2018 and will apply to new and existing families.
To be eligible for the ELC, boys need to turn four before 1 May of the proposed year of entry. Places are also offered to three year olds who can enrol to commence a two-year journey.
A Day in the ELC
From 2018, we are making some changes to the ELC. The program below will be operational from January 2018.
|8:00am||The centre opens and parents and students are welcomed by educators upon arrival. A variety of inside experiences are available to boys to engage with until everyone arrives.|
|Mid-morning||Brain break – boys bring a healthy snack from home.|
|Learning experiences continue inside and outside. On some days, this will include music or a visit to the library located in the Junior School.|
|Noon||Lunchtime – boys eat lunches brought from home.|
|Afternoon||Quiet play and rest routines following lunch before continuing inside and outside learning.|
|3.30pm||End of the formal ELC day; children can be collected at any time from 3.00pm.|
|Learning experiences continue for children who stay past 3.30pm. This may include harvesting produce from our ELC vegetable garden, preparing and sharing afternoon tea, stories and puzzles.|
|5.00pm||The ELC closes.|