At Helping Hands Network, we are building brighter futures together in partnership with parents and school communities by supporting children to learn through play in fun, rich learning environments.
Before and After School Programs at Helping Hands Network are designed to support school communities and busy families by providing an engaging and educational environment for children to enhance their learning and cater to their fun-loving spirit.
Helping Hands Network Vacation Care programs are full of activities designed to stimulate inquisitive minds, get kids physically active and discover new interests with friends in an entertaining and welcoming environment.
Helping Hands Network operates as a community partnership with Schools, P&F’s, P&C’s, Parents and Children to provide all of their Out of School Hours Care needs (Before School, After School and Vacation Care). Our team work with government agencies, schools and parents to make the use of the service and payment of fees convenient and affordable while providing exceptional value to the school community.
Through the provision of providing quality childcare, we proudly offer more than just a child minding service and strive to build stronger, happier and healthier communities. Providing flexible services and tailored programs play an essential role in ensuring that our programs meet local school community needs.
We highly encourage feedback, engage in regular communication and effectively manage your service to ensure that your school community receives real value. The key areas of value that Helping Hands Network provides include:
Helping Hands Network is part of Junior Adventures Group. Junior Adventures Group is one of Australia’s leading premium national OSHC providers – 91% of our Helping Hands services are independently rated as meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard. *As at 9 Oct 2019
We form positive and lasting relationships with schools and communities, and one of the ways we endeavour to give back is through our support of the Catholic Foundation which helps 3,5000 disadvantaged children a year. The annual Special Children’s Needs Christmas party is an event we proudly sponsor and enjoy being a part of.
Our supportive and values-driven culture fosters the development of every Helping Hands Network team member, so kids enjoy the best possible education and care.
Facilitating lots of fun activities for children to enjoy, as well as free play is very important to us. Before and After School, we also provide the kids with a variety of tasty and nutritious food.
Helping Hands is a great fit for the culture of our school, passionately delivering on their commitment to work closely with the school to deliver positive outcomes for our school community. Nearly 30% of our school community attends the OSHC service daily.
The service is independent from the school, but provides a good partnership that enhances marketability of the school, and provides its own share of positive shopping centre conversations in the community
I am always confident that the staff of the service operate with the best interests of the children and their families in mind. While the service deals with issues independently, it keeps channels of communication open and works within the policies of the school.
I have found the staff, centre managers and regional managers all work in a highly professional, open and honest manner. Helping Hands contributes significant amounts of untied funding to Norville State School each year.
The programs delivered for our students during before, after and vacation care sessions are of a high standard and quality, supported by well trained staff and resources. The programs are constantly evolving based on the interested of the children in care. I regularly visit the service and enjoy seeing children engaged, laughing, having fun and learning through play based activities.