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Before School Care
After School Care (Ambrose Activities)
Vacation Care & Pupil Free Days

Opening Hours

Before & After School Care
Monday to Friday:
6.30am – 8.15am,
2.30pm – 6.00pm

Vacation Care & Pupil Free Days
Monday to Friday:
6.30am – 6.00pm

FEES

External party charges for in-service workshops and excursions may apply. *$2 additional booking fee for casual bookings
**CCS (Child Care Subsidy) can provide up to 85% of the cost of your childcare fees. For eligibility and your CCS % please contact Services Australia.
A one-off enrolment fee of $40 per child applies for children not already enrolled at a COSHC service.

Enrol Now – join our waitlist

Start the enrolment process by joining our waitlist. Click here and complete the short online form. After you submit the form, an Ambrose team member will be in contact to answer questions, book a tour or progress your enrolment.

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Before School Care
After School Care
Vacation Care & Pupil Free Days

Opening Hours

Before & After School Care
Monday to Friday:
7.00am – 8.45am,
3.10pm – 6.30pm

Vacation Care & Pupil Free Days
Monday to Friday:
7.00am – 6.30pm

Enrol Now – join our waitlist

Start the enrolment process by joining our waitlist. Click here and complete the short online form. After you submit the form, an Ambrose team member will be in contact to answer questions, book a tour or progress your enrolment.

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We are proud to provide the best quality start for children – with higher staff to child ratios and a higher level of staff qualifications than the standard staffing requirements.

Find an Ambrose Early Learning Centre by Suburb

Type in a suburb or postcode here

Learn more here

Ambrose Early Learning provides young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning through the implementation of a balanced program.

The educational program and practice is influenced by a combination of traditional and contemporary early childhood theory, including the influences of Reggio Emilia and the importance of interacting with, and learning from nature.

Educational theory is embedded in our programs and learning environment, and made visible through Ambrose’s specific learning profile. This learning profile, specifies the skills that educators see as foundational elements for children in negotiating successful lifelong learning in the twenty-first century.

Our curriculum incorporates and reflects the principles and practices of the national curriculum document for early years services.

Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learing Framework (EYLF) acknowledges that each child will:

  • develop a strong sense of their identity
  • be connected and contribute to their world
  • have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • be a confident learner and effective communicator.

This nationalised learning curriculum forms part of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early education and care services.

Our daily program is guided by children’s interests, abilities, knowledge and culture. Play in our learning space is seen in children’s active engagement with, and manipulation of learning materials, as well as in children’s involvement in investigations and projects. We believe that children organise and make sense of their social worlds through play. By using innovative and play based learning opportunities, children are able to learn through manipulating “hands on” experiences that involve doing, creating, experimenting, predicting, imagining, achieving, and investigating.

Our experienced and qualified educators engage in teaching practices that promote and support young children in their learning and development through intentional and spontaneous learning opportunities. Techniques educators may use to support children in their learning include interacting with children, listening and questioning to prompt and extend their thinking and learning abilities.

Ambrose Early Learning works in partnerships with the school community, intervention services and families to provide high quality early learning environment for children in their years prior to formal schooling.

Our Early Years Learning Framework is part of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) reform agenda for early childhood education and care and is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development.

Following the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, your child will experience a sense of belonging, being and becoming by developing:

  • a strong sense of their identity and wellbeing
  • connections with their world
  • confidence and involvement in their learning; and
  • effective communication skills

Ambrose Early Learning values the importance parents and caregivers play in their child’s learning journey. As educators we work collaboratively with parents and encourage them to be active participants in the start of their child’s education. From our experience, we know that when parents and educators work in partnership children develop a stronger sense of care, belonging, support and confidence in their learning.

Staff and parents communicate and work together by:

  • attending social events
  • sharing their culture, talents, skills and experiences within the centre
  • parents becoming members of our committees
  • inviting families to spend time at the centre
  • assisting with and attending working bees
  • providing feedback on policies and procedures
  • discussing issues with staff regarding the centre and their child
  • daily interactions with staff, communication books, photographic documentation and noticeboard information
  • Fees will be charged at a daily rate and are reviewed annually
  • A non-refundable enrolment fee of $40 per child is payable on application
  • All fees will be paid at least in full two (2) weeks in advance at all times
  • A bond must be paid before the child commences at Ambrose
  • Note that fees are payable when a child is absent from our Early Learning Centre for any reason. Parents/carers should contact the centre to make staff aware of their child’s absence
  • If you are leaving or changing your days, two (2) weeks’ notice in writing is required. The child’s last 2 weeks in the Ambrose Early Learning Centre will be covered by this advance payment
  • Any bank charges related to dishonouring of cheques will be an additional fee charged to the family
  • At the end of the term, parents/carers will be provided with a statement of usage. Parents/Carers can present this statement to the Family Assistance Office in order to claim the child care benefit for register care providers.
  • Please note account balances must be $0.00 in order to claim your child care benefit for the term.

If a child is still at an Ambrose Centre after closing time, the parent/carer will be phoned and asked to come and collect the child. The parent/carer is issued a warning notice that the child has been collected after closing time. The next occasion the child is collected late, the parent/carer will be charged a ‘Late Pick Up Fee’ in terms of the Fee Policy. We understand that at times there are reasons why a parent/carer may be late e.g. traffic, crisis. This policy has been developed to safeguard children, families and staff. As part of licensing requirement it is illegal to care for a child outside of the approved hours of operation except under extenuating circumstances.

Ambrose Early Learning Centres have a number of policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our School life. These provide the framework within which we operate with relation to a number of key issues.

The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta also provide advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.

Ambrose Early Learning Centres are staffed at higher levels than the regulated staff-to-children ratios and qualifications.

This staffing model provides high quality early childhood education and care services within a Catholic context and also promotes day-to-day practices that help form meaningful and trusting relationships with children.

We provide staff that are caring, loyal and capable educators that bring different qualities and experiences to improve the learning outcomes of each individual child.

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We are proud to provide the best quality start for children – with higher staff to child ratios and a higher level of staff qualifications than the standard staffing requirements.

Find an Ambrose Early Learning Centre by Suburb

Type in a suburb or postcode here

Learn more here

Ambrose Early Learning provides young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning through the implementation of a balanced program.

The educational program and practice is influenced by a combination of traditional and contemporary early childhood theory, including the influences of Reggio Emilia and the importance of interacting with, and learning from nature.

Educational theory is embedded in our programs and learning environment, and made visible through Ambrose’s specific learning profile. This learning profile, specifies the skills that educators see as foundational elements for children in negotiating successful lifelong learning in the twenty-first century.

Our curriculum incorporates and reflects the principles and practices of the national curriculum document for early years services.

Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learing Framework (EYLF) acknowledges that each child will:

  • develop a strong sense of their identity
  • be connected and contribute to their world
  • have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • be a confident learner and effective communicator.

This nationalised learning curriculum forms part of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early education and care services.

Our daily program is guided by children’s interests, abilities, knowledge and culture. Play in our learning space is seen in children’s active engagement with, and manipulation of learning materials, as well as in children’s involvement in investigations and projects. We believe that children organise and make sense of their social worlds through play. By using innovative and play based learning opportunities, children are able to learn through manipulating “hands on” experiences that involve doing, creating, experimenting, predicting, imagining, achieving, and investigating.

Our experienced and qualified educators engage in teaching practices that promote and support young children in their learning and development through intentional and spontaneous learning opportunities. Techniques educators may use to support children in their learning include interacting with children, listening and questioning to prompt and extend their thinking and learning abilities.

Ambrose Early Learning works in partnerships with the school community, intervention services and families to provide high quality early learning environment for children in their years prior to formal schooling.

Our Early Years Learning Framework is part of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) reform agenda for early childhood education and care and is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care.

The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development.

Following the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, your child will experience a sense of belonging, being and becoming by developing:

  • a strong sense of their identity and wellbeing
  • connections with their world
  • confidence and involvement in their learning; and
  • effective communication skills

Ambrose Early Learning values the importance parents and caregivers play in their child’s learning journey. As educators we work collaboratively with parents and encourage them to be active participants in the start of their child’s education. From our experience, we know that when parents and educators work in partnership children develop a stronger sense of care, belonging, support and confidence in their learning.

Staff and parents communicate and work together by:

  • attending social events
  • sharing their culture, talents, skills and experiences within the centre
  • parents becoming members of our committees
  • inviting families to spend time at the centre
  • assisting with and attending working bees
  • providing feedback on policies and procedures
  • discussing issues with staff regarding the centre and their child
  • daily interactions with staff, communication books, photographic documentation and noticeboard information
  • Fees will be charged at a daily rate and are reviewed annually
  • A non-refundable enrolment fee of $40 per child is payable on application
  • All fees will be paid at least in full two (2) weeks in advance at all times
  • A bond must be paid before the child commences at Ambrose
  • Note that fees are payable when a child is absent from our Early Learning Centre for any reason. Parents/carers should contact the centre to make staff aware of their child’s absence
  • If you are leaving or changing your days, two (2) weeks’ notice in writing is required. The child’s last 2 weeks in the Ambrose Early Learning Centre will be covered by this advance payment
  • Any bank charges related to dishonouring of cheques will be an additional fee charged to the family
  • At the end of the term, parents/carers will be provided with a statement of usage. Parents/Carers can present this statement to the Family Assistance Office in order to claim the child care benefit for register care providers.
  • Please note account balances must be $0.00 in order to claim your child care benefit for the term.

If a child is still at an Ambrose Centre after closing time, the parent/carer will be phoned and asked to come and collect the child. The parent/carer is issued a warning notice that the child has been collected after closing time. The next occasion the child is collected late, the parent/carer will be charged a ‘Late Pick Up Fee’ in terms of the Fee Policy. We understand that at times there are reasons why a parent/carer may be late e.g. traffic, crisis. This policy has been developed to safeguard children, families and staff. As part of licensing requirement it is illegal to care for a child outside of the approved hours of operation except under extenuating circumstances.

Ambrose Early Learning Centres have a number of policies and procedures that govern various aspects of our School life. These provide the framework within which we operate with relation to a number of key issues.

The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta also provide advice and recommendations on educational and administrative policies and priorities, and monitors policy implementation.

Ambrose Early Learning Centres are staffed at higher levels than the regulated staff-to-children ratios and qualifications.

This staffing model provides high quality early childhood education and care services within a Catholic context and also promotes day-to-day practices that help form meaningful and trusting relationships with children.

We provide staff that are caring, loyal and capable educators that bring different qualities and experiences to improve the learning outcomes of each individual child.

Ready to take the next step?

Years K-6 at school

Years K-6 at school

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Ambrose School Age Care provides quality care and active, engaging and fun programs before and after school and during school holidays for children aged 5 to 12 years.

Our services are located at many Catholic schools in the Parramatta Diocese. Located within school grounds, our services provide safe, familiar child friendly environments and allow us to offer a wide range of exciting activities catering to children of differing ages, interests and needs.

A variety of play-based activities are provided at our services ranging from craft, games, puzzles, cooking, dramatic play, construction, and outdoor play. Development of social skills is supported in a recreational setting offering the children the all-important balance they need outside school!

Ambrose offers a professionally structured before and after school care programs, in a vibrant, inclusive, and caring faith-based environment

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Ambrose School Age Care offers a range of child focused activities, both programmed and free play:

  • outdoor play – team sports, group games and free choice activities
  • physical activity – dancing, indoor and outdoor play
  • craft
  • cooking
  • board games
  • dramatic play
  • construction
  • reading
  • free play activities

Yes – given the variety of activities, there is always something for the children to enjoy, indoors or outdoors.

Breakfast is provided each day in centres open for before school care; times will vary between individual centres. Afternoon tea snack is provided.

Please inform us in advance if your child has any special dietary needs or requirements.

Yes, please inform us if your child has a particular food intolerance, or special allergy requirement.

Should they require a specific range of products, you may be required to supply specific foods.

Every effort will be made to ensure your child is catered for in an inclusive manner.

Changes to your child’s food or allergy requirements will need to be made in writing.

 

Anaphylactic Response

If your child has been diagnosed with a life threatening allergic reaction, please provide the centre with a letter form the doctor with instruction on the procedures for the appropriate emergency response.

Families are required to provide medication, with written authorisation and are responsible for monitoring the ‘use by date’ on medication.

Specific areas are designated for homework, and whilst completing homework is not compulsory, children will be encouraged to complete their homework, dependent upon family needs.

Each location has a different capacity. Please contact the centre you are interested in to ask about availability.

We recommended you register your child early to avoid disappointment.

Parents with Kindergarten children should register for Ambrose School Age Care once their enrolment at the school is confirmed.

If positions are available, we can provide a place for your child. We can provide emergency care for families at short notice.

Parents and carers nominate in advance authorised people to have permission to collect their children and as emergency contacts if parents/carers cannot be contacted.

These authorised people are listed on the child’s Enrolment form and can be updated by the parent/carer at any time in writing.

Authorised people must be 16 years of age or over and supply suitable photo ID.

Yes – a wide brimmed or bucket style hat for outdoor play. Other than this, children are not required to bring anything to care.

Notify the centre by phone as soon as possible and advise staff of your expected arrival time so preparations can be made for your child and our staff.

Please note there is a Late Pick up Policy that includes a late pick up fee.

An enrolment fee is due for payment prior to commencement at the centre.

Invoices are issued fortnightly and are to be paid by the due date noted on each invoice.

Also see: Can I claim the Child Care Subsidy?

Ambrose School Age Care services are approved for the Child Care Subsidy.

Subsidy amounts are calculated and approved by the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

The parent or carer must register and apply for the Child Care Subsidy through MyGov website or App. Parents or Carers registered for the Child Care Subsidy must be the ‘Account Holder’ with Ambrose School Age Care and must provide the relevant centre with the correct Customer Reference Number (CRN) and date of birth for:

  • The parent/carer, and
  • Each child attending (there is a separate CRN for each child).

The parent’s/carer’s Child Care Subsidy will be paid fortnightly to your Ambrose School Age Care service to further reduce the weekly fee.

For more information on the Child Care Subsidy and eligibility, please visit:

www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta employs qualified and experienced staff.

Ambrose School Age Care staff are committed to and supported in their ongoing professional development and industry specific training to enhance their provision of quality care.

We abide by the policies and procedures of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.

Specific policies and procedures supporting the provision of quality care are also in place across all Ambrose School Age Care services, including:

  • Absent and Missing Children Policy
  • Acceptable Use of ICT Policy
  • Accident and Incident Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Arrivals, Departures and Access Policy
  • Behaviour Management Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Complaint Handling Policy
  • Critical Incident Management Policy
  • Emergency and Evacuation Policy
  • Enrolment and Orientation Policy
  • Fee Policy
  • Fee Schedules (Centre specific)
  • Food and Nutrition Policy
  • Hazardous Materials in Schools Policy
  • Late Pick Up Policy
  • Locating Absent and Missing Children Procedure (Centre Specific)
  • Medication Policy
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Privacy Information Policy
  • School Excursion Policy
  • Sun Protection Policy
  • Toileting Procedure (Centre Specific)

For a copy of our policies and procedures please contact an Ambrose School Age care Supervisor.

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Years K-6 at school

Years K-6 at school