Early Childhood Extended Hours Program

Early Childhood Extended Hours Program

PLEASE NOTE: the information BELOW relates ONLY to students in the PCS Preschool and Preparatory 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 Preparatory students have access to Before and After School Care as part of the Preschool and Preparatory School programs, in the Early Childhood Centre, and under the care of Childhood Educators.


We operate from 6:30am – 6:00pm 48 weeks a year, and 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 (6:30am – 8:00am or 3:00pm-6:00pm) need to notify Mrs Catherine Ratcliff, EC Director via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 Before or After School Care you will need to provide additional food – Breakfast for Before School Care and Afternoon Tea for After School Care. Of a morning, a basket will be available for parents to leave Afternoon Tea for children staying after 3:00pm which will then stored in the kitchen (refrigerated if required).