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Let's get ready for school!

An easy, fun and engaging transition to BIG SCHOOL is vital.

  • Our fun and enriching programs are all about:

    Making new friends

    When kids meet each other for the first time, new bonds are formed that make their transition to big school so much easier – it’s all about familiar faces and a sense of belonging

    Building life skills

    New experiences and shared challenges build confidence and resilience – which is fundamental to how kids look at the world, socialise and learn

    Caring educators

    Having caring and nurturing grownups around you means all the difference – our educators make sure your child is encouraged to flourish and have fun, every step of the way

    Having fun

    We know fun plays a huge factor in positive learning and development. Our programs are designed with the child’s needs and voice at the forefront.

    Turning a big step into a little one

    Starting school with familiar faces, comfortable environments and positive anticipation helps make that big step a much smaller one!

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Give your child a head start

Did you know that the moment January hits, your child can attend the school holiday program at your local school?

Attending our Summer Holiday Programs can support your child in establishing friends at the program and give them a head start to the school year before it has even started!

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Tips and resources to help you get your child ready for the first day!

  • Preparing for the first day of school

    The first day of primary school is a very exciting time for parents and children. Making sure you are prepared will ensure it is a day to remember.

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  • First day of school checklist

    A checklist of essential items we've compiled to help you stay organised on your child's first day of school.

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  • Recommended books for school starters

    Some of our favourite library picks to read to your child before and during their journey of starting big school!

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  • Healthy lunchbox ideas

    Here are some tips to help you keep your child happy and healthy at school.

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  • Morning routine chart

    Rise then shine! Download now to stay organised!

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  • Helping Hands Network team members are qualified as per National Quality Framework and Legislated Regulations and have demonstrated experience in working at OSHC services.

    These qualifications are commonly:

    • Diploma of Children Services (OSHC)

    • Certificate III or IV in Children Services

    • Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Teaching for Primary School Aged children

    • And so many more.

    All team members employed by Helping Hands Network must provide the appropriate security checks before they are accepted.

    On employment, all team members must provide a copy of a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), which we verify through the Department of Justice website.

    Educators must also complete their qualifications in First Aid, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, CPR and Child Protection Training before working within our services.

    We also provide opportunities for our team to improve on their skills and progress within the company with an internal LMS and external training based off the requirements of the community.

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