Community Kids Austral Before and After School Care

About Us

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Community Kids in Austral Before and After School Care (OHSC)Our aim is to provide a homelike environment that encourages further educational activities both before and after school for children ages 5 to 12 years and Vacation Care for families with busy schedules.

Our service provides nutritional warm meals for our children once returning from school and a later nutritious snack for each child staying late. We provide bus drop off and pick ups at local school for convenience of working families.

We incorporate educational indoor and outdoor programs with a quiet area for children to sit and do homework. To embrace the natural environment, we have a sustainability program included in our curriculum. 

During our Vacation Care program we also include both incursions and excursions to ensure the children continue to be stimulated and entertained throughout the holiday period.

If you require Long Day Care, please see our Community Kids Austral Early Education Centre website.

Centre Manager profile

Karen Habelreeh

Hello and welcome to Community Kids Austral Before and After School Care. My name is Karen and I am the Centre Manager.

A little bit about myself…..I have completed my Diploma in Children’s Services and have had nine years’ experience as an Early Childhood Educator. For the past six years, I have been working as the Room Leader of the 3 – 5 room. However, I have had experience working with all age groups and I endeavour to begin an Early Childhood degree very soon. I also had the role as our Centre’s 2IC.

At the beginning of June 2013, I began my journey as the Centre Manager. Within this role I provide a supportive team environment where I relate to all educators by supporting them in providing a high level of care and education for your child. I believe that teaching children puts a demand on their teachers for a continuous learning and acquisition of knowledge. Therefore, I am keeping my knowledge and our educator’s, up to date.

I believe that each child is an individual and they are capable, observant, competent and creative. Children should be supported to be active contributors to our communities and awareness of diversity should be encouraged. I respect and value family teachings, liaise with parents and foster parent partnership. I believe that social interactions and relationships are important to overall development which helps to develop a sense of belonging and identity. It is important to have positive role models where the children need to learn social protocols including showing respect and honouring diversity.

I believe the children should develop a relationship with the environment with emphasis on care and conservation. Positive self-identity and high self-esteem are vital in giving children a good sense of themselves. These may be further developed when children’s communities are identified and portrayed within the Centre. I believe that everyone is unique and that children need to know that they are loved unconditionally; they belong to a diverse set of communities. I also believe that children need consistency, limits and boundaries as well as to have respect for themselves and each other. Children need to know truth and honesty and the impact they have on others.

Please contact the Centre or just come in to view our fantastic learning environment. I look forward to meeting you and your families. I also look forward to answering your questions and discussing your particular needs.

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Before and After School Care and Vacation Care
5 – 12 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

Before and After School Care

  • Breakfast
  • Before and after school care drop off facilities
  • Hot meal on children’s arrival
  • Homework assistance
  • Pin code access
  • Full air-conditioned
  • Fruit available all though out the day

Vacation Care

  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Regular incursions and excursions
  • Afternoon tea
  • Classroom Technology (Computer accsess)
  • Large natural play environments
  • Onsite parking


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“I think all of you are doing an absolutely amazing job! When I arrive to pick up my children, all the children are having so much fun, but the bit I love most about this is that the educators are also there with the kids joining in the games or actively participating in assisting with homework. You’re not just supervising but interacting which aids in building meaningful relationships with the children, which to me as a parent is really important. Vacation Care is great with a variety of activities outside of the centre but also some low cost days where there are planned activities in the centre. The environment is very ‘homely’. Outside had a backyard feel and inside is very organised and these are designated spaces for different activities. As I said above I think you are all dong such a fantastic job, you are all so enthusiastic and incredibly patient with the kids especially considering that after school they are all getting tired and cranky.”

– Katie N.


“All the educators in the before and after school care are doing an AMAZING job. Olivia gets her homework done, she has so much fun she doesn’t want to go home, when I come to pick her up. You’ve created an atmosphere where the children respect each other, value one another. (It would be nice if all adults behaved liked this.) Vacation Care is exciting for the kids, each place is different from the last and prices are pretty good too.”

– Jessica V.

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Community Kids Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Community Kids Austral Before and After School Care, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.