OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Green Umbrella is a not for profit association set up by a volunteer committee of Kinma parents to provide an out-of-school-hours care service for our school.
We offer after-school care from 3 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Vacation Care is offered on select days from 9am-3pm.
Other days or before-school care may be offered in future, subject to demand.
The school hall and top playgrounds are Green Umbrella space and the staff supervise a program of fun and nurturing activities and afternoon tea for enrolled children.
Excursions to the creek or time on the basketball court are also a regular feature.
We always have two Green Umbrella staff members on site to ensure safe, fun quality care for our kids.
The program is for primary school-aged children.
Interested? Get in touch!
To be able to use Green Umbrella after school care, for permanent, casual or vacation care bookings, you will need to enrol your child or children into the service.
Please click here to enrol.
Whether you’d like to use the service regularly or just on a casual basis, the first step is to enrol your children and pay the Annual Enrolment Fee - $25 for the first child and $20 per subsequent child.
As outlined in the enrolment section, there is an enrolment fee per child.
There is a standard fee per after school session of $35.
The fee is for the whole session (3pm-6pm after school or 9am-3pm for Vacation Care) whether you choose to use it for one hour only or for the full session.
Annual enrolment fee: $25 for the first child - includes one membership per family to the service $20 per subsequent child
Regular use fee: $35 per child per session – for a booking for every week of term Remember you only pay the gap between the fee and the subsidy from Centrelink
Casual use fee: $42 per child per session – once enrolled you can use the service from once a term to every week depending on your need and again you will only pay gap between the fee per session and the rebate or subsidy you receive
Vacation Care fee: $72 per child per session - incursions, morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch.
Late collection fee: $15 for the first ten minutes followed by $1 per minute thereafter if you collect your children after the 6 pm session closing time.
Green Umbrella is a not for profit service. The fees are based on a breakdown of service costs and the minimum fee required to cover these costs.
To keep costs down for everyone, all payments for casual and permanent bookings will be via direct debit.
This will reduce the time spent on admin and bookkeeping tasks and give Green Umbrella staff maximum time to focus on the program of activities for the kids.
At enrolment, you'll follow an easy process of signing up for the Xplor app, which will help you manage your bookings and add your bank details for direct debit.
The government (via Centrelink) offers subsidies for the cost of After School Care based on your family’s income and an activity test, so you’ll only pay the gap between the cost of the session and any subsidy you are entitled to.
For example, if the session costs $35 per child and your rebate is $15 per session per child, you will then pay $20 per session per child. Green Umbrella claims the difference from Centrelink so you don’t pay it.
To access these rebates, you will need to register your child or children with Centrelink and generate a Customer Reference Number (CRN). You may be surprised at the new subsidy entitlements so check out the subsidy estimator at Centrelink Childcare Subsidy Calculator
To find out if your children already have a CRN
or how to get one call Centrelink: 136 150 or go to
Centrelink Child Care Subsidy Info
To read Green Umbrella's policies, please click here.
For a copy of our Parent Handbook, please click here.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
To contact staff during session time, please call 0468 371 342