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Early Childhood Extended Hours Program

PLEASE NOTE: The information BELOW relates ONLY to students in the PCS Preschool and Preparatory School Program. If you require Outside School Hours Care for your child in Kindergarten to Year 6, please CLICK HERE for Camp Australia information.


Preschool and Prep School students have access to Before and After School Care as part of the Preschool and Prep School programs, in the Early Childhood Centre, and under the care of Childhood Educators.


We operate from 6.30 am – 6.00 pm, 48 weeks a year. The Early Childhood Service is recognised as a Child Care Benefit/Rebate approved Centre. This enables Early Childhood families access to the Childcare Rebates for the service at PCS.


Parents wishing to utilise extended care hours available for the Early Childhood Extended Hours Program (6.30 am – 8.00 am or 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm) need to notify Mrs Catherine Ratcliff, Head of Early Childhood via email on catherine.ratcliff@pcs.nsw.edu.au and book in ahead of time to enable staff-to-child ratios to be maintained. Please provide your child’s full name and the days and hours that you require care.


If your child is attending Early Childhood Extended Hours Care you will need to provide additional food i.e. breakfast for Before School Care and/or afternoon tea for After School Care. Each morning, a basket will be available for parents to leave afternoon tea for children staying after 3.00 pm which will then be stored in the Kitchen (refrigerated if required).