Auslan LogoThe City of Stirling provides before, after school and vacation care for children in Kindergarten through to 
15 ½ year olds. Find out more about the service, including centre locations, fees, and how to apply.

About the before, after school and vacation care service

The City of Stirling provides a range of quality outside school hours care services for children, offering an exciting, rewarding and fun way to spend time before, after school and during the school holidays.

The services are in operation at four (4) locations across the City of Stirling: Balga, Hamersley, Inglewood and Scarborough. Each centre provides a variety of fun and engaging activities within a safe and caring environment, the services are supervised by trained and experienced staff.


after school and vacation care serviceVacation Care - On the Bus Program: 11-15½ year olds

    • The On the Bus Program provides an award winning mobile service that operates from the Balga, Hamersley and Scarborough centres.
    • On the Bus operates during the school holidays from 8:30am - 5:30pm, offering a program of exciting day trips for older children.
    • Past programs have included activities such as rollerblading, water sports, sand boarding, movies, sporting activities, rock climbing and visits to Moore River.
Vacation Care: Kindergarten to Year 6
    • Vacation care services operate from centres in Balga, Hamersley, Inglewood and Scarborough Centres.
    • This service caters for primary school aged children (Kindergarten to Year 6).
    • The Balga, Hamersley and Scarborough Vacation cares operate during the school holidays from 7:00am - 6:00pm (excluding public holidays).
    • Vacation programs include day excursions in addition to a variety of craft, leisure and other fun activities.
After School Care: Kindergarten to Year 6
    • After school care services operate at centres in Balga, Hamersley, Inglewood and Scarborough
    • Transport is provided from various schools within the area to take the children to after school care.
    • After school care centres are open from the hours of 3:00pm - 6:00pm every school day.
    • Early school closings are catered for and when numbers permit the centre is open on Student Free Days.
    • Activities include craft, sport, games, cooking, leisure or excursions focused on creating fun for the children in a safe environment.

Before School Care: Kindergarten to Year 6

    • Before school care services operate at centres in Hamersley and Inglewood
    • Hamersley before school care provides transport to various schools within the area to take children to school.
    • Inglewood before school care walk the children to school, providing transport in inclement weather.
    • Before school care centres are open from the hours of 7:00am - 9:00am every school day.
    • Activites include breakfast, craft and are focused on creating fun for the children in a safe environment.

Fees

Fees will depend on the amount of Child Care Benefit (CCB) you are eligible to receive. To determine eligibility, families must register with their nearest Family Assistance Office on 136 150.

How to apply

Please complete the appropriate application form below, print off for signage and return to centre supervisor to confirm enrolment. Service phone numbers are located below:

Enrolment forms

After school care enrolment form for Scarborough and Balga
Before and after school enrolment form for Hamersley and Inglewood
Vacation care enrolment form

Vacation Care Programs

Balga Vacation Care Program
Hamersley Vacation Care Program
Scarborough Vacation Care Program
On The Bus Vacation Care Program

Vacation Care Booking and Permission forms

Balga Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
Hamersley Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
Scarborough Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
On The Bus Vacation Care Booking and Permission form

If your child has asthma, allergies or anaphylaxis please print off and fill out the appropriate form below and submit with enrolment:

Anaphylaxis Action Plan
Anapen Action Plan
New look Epipen Action Plan
Epipen Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Allergy Action Plan

Child referred from an external agency

A child referred from an external agency will not be accepted into after school care or vacation care until this form has been submitted to and assessed by the City of Stirling.

The purpose of this form is to provide staff with additional information that may assist us in planning and caring for your child while they are attending our program.

Agency referral Child profile application form

Care centres (address and contact numbers)

Balga After School and Vacation Care
North Balga Primary School

Maitland Road, Balga
Telephone: (08) 9205 7360

Hamersley Before, After School and Vacation Care

Hamersley Community Centre
Belvedere Road, Hamersley
Telephone: (08) 9205 7630

Inglewood Before and After School Care

Inglewood Civic Centre, Children's Centre
Cnr Ninth Avenue and Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Telephone: (08) 9205 7760
Please note: the Inglewood centre does not provide vacation care.

Scarborough After School and Vacation Care

Scarborough Civic Centre, Children's Centre
173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough
Telephone: (08) 9205 7445

On the Bus Mobile Program

Phone (08) 9205 8569 (City of Stirling Children's Services)
Collection from Balga, Hamersley and Scarborough

For more information refer to the Out of school hours care - Information for parent's handbook.

Family Handbook
Family newsletter
 

Management Practice and Procedure under review

Please feel free to read and provide feedback to children@stirling.wa.gov.au
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Management Practices and Procedures 

  
  
  
  
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Administration of Records Management Practice.pdfAdministration of Records Management Practice214 KB 11/02/2013 14:01
Alcohol and Drugs Management Practice.pdfAlcohol and Drugs Management Practice167 KB 11/02/2013 14:02
Children not collected at closing time procedure.pdfChildren not collected at closing time procedure158 KB 11/02/2013 14:03
Childrens Education Management Practice.pdfChildrens Education Management Practice171 KB 11/02/2013 14:03
Delivery and Collection of Children Procedure.pdfDelivery and Collection of Children Procedure172 KB 11/02/2013 14:10
Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Behaviours Management Practice.pdfEstablishing and Maintaining Appropriate Behaviours Management Practice178 KB 11/02/2013 14:12
Excursions Management Practice.pdfExcursions Management Practice238 KB 11/02/2013 14:13
Head Lice Procedure.pdfHead Lice Procedure116 KB 11/02/2013 14:14
Parent, Staff and Child Grievance Procedure.pdfParent, Staff and Child Grievance Procedure144 KB 11/02/2013 14:16
Safety of the Place Management Practice.pdfSafety of the Place Management Practice152 KB 11/02/2013 14:16
Staff Management Practice.pdfStaff Management Practice189 KB 11/02/2013 14:16
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Transport Safety Management Practice.pdfTransport Safety Management Practice222 KB 11/02/2013 14:17
Accident Incident Procedure.pdfAccident Incident Procedure143 KB 11/02/2013 14:00
Bathroom Procedure.pdfBathroom Procedure159 KB 11/02/2013 14:02
Diversity and Inclusion Management Practice.pdfDiversity and Inclusion Management Practice206 KB 11/02/2013 14:11
Intruder Procedure.pdfIntruder Procedure864 KB 11/02/2013 14:14
Managing Incidents Management Practice.pdfManaging Incidents Management Practice243 KB 11/02/2013 14:14
Outstanding Fees Managment Practice.pdfOutstanding Fees Managment Practice116 KB 11/02/2013 14:15
Supervision Management Practice.pdfSupervision Management Practice148 KB 11/02/2013 14:17
Violent Bullying and Harassing Behaviours Management Practice.pdfViolent Bullying and Harassing Behaviours Management Practice199 KB 11/02/2013 14:17
Delivery and Collection of Children to and from School Procedure.pdfDelivery and Collection of Children to and from School Procedure262 KB 30/08/2013 12:43