Outside School Hours
& Vacation Care

For students aged 5-12 years

Natural Beginnings Outside School Hours and Vacation Care cater for students aged 5-12 years. The program is guided by the outcomes defined in the My Time Our Place framework and is enriched with input from students, parents, carers and educators. The My Time Our Place Framework outcomes include

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children and confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

At Natural Beginnings we believe that these outcomes can be achieved through ongoing collaboration with the local school, community, parents, carers and importantly the children in our care. Children are encouraged to take part in the development of the program by contributing their ideas, thoughts and feedback. With these ideas in mind Educators and the Coordinator work together to develop a program that is inclusive, exciting and innovative. Ideas are gained from both formal and informal conversations and brainstorming with students. During Term 4, 2015 the program focused on ‘Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea’, this program was developed from the children’s ideas during the previous term where students identified interest in animals and science activities.

During 2015 Natural Beginnings became a member of QCAN (Queensland Children’s Activity Network), which we believe will continue to improve the program with ongoing professional development opportunities support.


Natural Beginnings Childcare offers Breakfast and Afternoon Tea during Before and After School Care and children are encouraged to be involved in the design of the menu.

The menu incorporates a balance of healthy and varied food options and children are encouraged to try new food and explore food from different cultures.

Students are actively encouraged by educators to self-serve to develop their own independence while younger children are supported in these tasks.