After Kinder Care (AKC)
After Kindergarten Care (AKC) is provided by Denzil Don Kindergarten to meet the needs of families requiring additional education and care for their children. The program is planned by staff based on the needs and interests of the children attending and is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Early Years Learning Framework.
AKC is available to all children enrolled in either our three or four year old kindergarten programs. It runs Monday to Friday (during the term only) and commences from the end of the first afternoon session daily, until 5:30pm. Children attending kindergarten groups can transition to AKC after their regular session finishes. Both 3 and 4 year old’s attend the same AKC session.
Frequently Asked Questions
On what days and from what time is AKC available? The availability of AKC sessions is dependent on permanent term bookings. Approximately 5 weeks prior to the commencement of a new term, Denzil Don Kindergarten will seek family interest. If a session receives no permanent bookings, the session will not be available. This will be communicated to all families at the beginning of term. Sessions available for 2020 are as follows:
Is AKC eligible for the Childcare Subsidy? No, Denzil Don Kindergarten is not an approved childcare provider.
Do I need to pack extra snacks for my child attending AKC? Yes, please pack an extra snack for your child attending AKC. We understand however, that sometimes children will have already eaten their packed food or, in the case of a last minute casual booking, may not have enough to sustain them for a longer kinder day. We will have fresh fruit available for children to eat at AKC.
How do I book my child in to AKC? For permanent term bookings, complete an online booking form, selecting the sessions and days you wish your child to attend for the term. Permanent AKC bookings cannot be modified during the term. Additional sessions of AKC can be booked on a casual basis.
To make a casual AKC booking, please complete an online booking form at least two (2) hours prior to the session required.
To cancel a casual AKC booking, we require at least 2 hours notice. If a casual booking is cancelled with less than 2 hours notice, it will be charged at the full rate.
How much does AKC cost? Fees are $15 per hour, paid for the full period of the session each day, for casual bookings.
Fees are discounted to $13.50 / hour, paid for the full session each day, for term bookings. Term bookings are paid in advance for the entirety of the term. Permanent bookings must be paid prior to the first session.
How do I pay for AKC? Families registering for a term booking will be invoiced the full term fee in advance. This can be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to Denzil Don Kindergarten using BSB 704 191 Account 194534 OR secure, online credit card payment. Please note, all credit card payments attract a merchant fee of 2.2%
Families accessing casual AKC must pay for the child’s attendance at the time of booking. Credit card payments are made via the online booking form.
Is there a Late Collection Charge? Yes. Where a child is not collected on time, families will be charged the fee differential between the session booked, and the later finishing session. For example, if a child was booked in to a 2:15pm to 4:15pm session at a cost of $30 but not collected until 4:30pm, the Late Collection Charge would be $20. That is, the cost of the session from 2:15pm to 17:30pm ($50) less the fee already paid for the booked session ($30).
In the event a child is not be collected by 5:30pm, a late collection charge of $20 per 10 mins or part thereof will be charged.