ASAP was formed in 2004 and from small beginnings of only 12 children, and afternoon sessions. We now offer morning, afternoon and holiday programmes with over 160 families accessing our service.
Our dedicated and experienced staff love their jobs and treat the children in our care as family. Staff have extensive experience in different child related fields of employment and volunteering as well as raising their own families.
We encourage any families considering ASAP as their before, after or holiday care facilitators to come to our centre during programme hours to have a look at what we have to offer and to meet our team.
What we offer:
Morning sessions start from 6:30 am. Parents can bring in cereal or bread and we will supply milk, sugar and spreads for breakfasts. We also supply Milo to warm kids up if needed.
We do understand that children are sometimes just waking up when they come to us and as a result provide low key morning activities such as crafts, a comfortable DVD room, computer games, lego and of course outside play weather permitting. We also have a wonderful hall so we can burn off some excess energy when the weather is not so good.
The mornings are also a great time to do homework and our supervisors are ready and willing to help with this.
Times and transport:
We have ASAP vans for those who need to be transported to schools and we start getting the children ready to go to at 8:15 am. We have two vans running in the morning that service the following schools:
The cost for care in the morning programme is as follows. N.B the following are charges for families that are NOT receiving an OSCAR subsidy.
Hourly rate is $9.35 for the first hour, $8.80 second hour and $7.70 for the third hour.
The first hour is always the full charge of $9.35 whether you use the full hour or not. For example, if you drop your child off at 8:00 am, you will be charged from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
All charges after the first hour of care are charged out in half hour increments regardless of booking time. We only charge for the time you use.
If your child is away on any given day, there is a minimum one hour charge of $9.35 for the booking. The exception to this rule is if your child is going to be away for a length of time, and you have given us advance notification of this, you will not incur a charge.
You may be eligible for an Oscar Subsidy through Work and Income. This means that part of your fee would be subsidised depending on your household income. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply please follow this link.