The Blue Umbrella – Currambena OOSH
A little haven tucked away where kids run around barefoot, climb trees, play freely with whats around them, eat where they choose and are truly drivers in their own educational experiences.
The Blue Umbrella is a parent-run, not-for-profit Out Of School Hours service established in 2016 and run in the beautiful grounds of Currambena Pre-school and Primary. We offer after school care and vacation care to the families of the school and to the wider community. We have a license limit of 30 children in each session and an age range of 3 years upwards, this means we are just like a big family! We have a strong belief that their time is not an extension of the school day but that the children are absolutely free to do whatever their imaginations desire.
We have a dedicated space within the schools main building equipped with a small library and reading corner, enough craft supplies to satisfy the most creative of makers and a fully functioning kitchen. But our biggest resource is the glorious, natural environments within the grounds that allow the children’s curiosity and imagination to run wild and their spirits to soar. Sandpit, tree houses/cubbies, veggie and flower gardens, chickens free roaming, an awesome tunnel slide and a variety of terrains, all to keep their curious minds occupied and challenge without them even realising.
At The Blue Umbrella the children interact in mixed age groups with the ‘elders’ leading the way for the younger children. This enables everyone in the group to feel safe, accepted and most importantly have fun!
After school care runs from 3pm-6.30pm, includes fruit offered from 3pm and afternoon tea at 4pm (colloquially known as ‘bread time’, see menu below)
Vacation care and pupil-free days are from 9:00am-5:30 pm and include morning tea and afternoon tea
‘Bread time’ Menu
- A maximum of 3 pieces from the following;
- Cruskit, corn thin, wholemeal bread or gluten free bread
- with topping choices of;
- Butter, dairy free spread, honey, yeast extract, jam, and/or cheese.
- (limit of one serving of sweet spread and one serving of cheese)
|After School Care
3pm – 6:30pm
|Permanent Preschool: $30 Permanent Primary: $28
Casual Preschool: $35 Casual Primary: $30
|Vacation Care or Pupil Free Days, 9am – 5:30pm*
(Morning fruit and afternoon tea provided)Pre-Booked:
Casual / Walk-in:
* An activity surcharge may apply to certain days.