So, the new school year has finally arrived, bringing with it, an end to the chaos surrounding the holidays. Your child has finished school for the day, but your working day is not finished!
Have you made room for some “ME” time yet?
Heaven knows, most of us still feel our chaotic lifestyle has not yet dissipated. You may need to take advantage of an after school pickup service to a fun after school care activities.
The Advantages Of After School Care
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 6 out of 10 children in Australia, attend OSHC care (outside school hours care). Imagine for a moment what a couple of days without having to race to school and pick up your child could mean for you. For a start, no drama looking for an almost non- existent parking space while you traverse the school grounds in search of your child.
Let’s think about this for a minute. Have you planned what to do after school with your child yet?
What Do These Services Provide?
The list of after school activities is quite diverse, so just what do these kids after school care activities include. Well, some have supervised play with toys provided, others have activities for children that include games thus allowing a child to practice social skills, whilst others include time for homework (probably important), yet others provide an after school pickup service, equally important.
There are also after school club activities which offer a set program that includes a “child safe culture” by providing nurturing and enjoyment while supporting your child’s developmental needs.
Finding The Right One!
A discussion with your child will allow you to format suitable parameters to fill your needs and suit your lifestyle requirements.
According to the National Quality Framework, safety and security, clean and comfortable surroundings, a high standard of equipment and staff who possessan ability to communicate with and listen to a child are the foundations of quality care.
A Novel Approach To After School Care Activities
One such after school club totally captured my interest because it offered more than any other OSHC program and did so in a unique way.
Focus Martial Arts, which caters to children in the Brisbane Southside, at Citipointe Christian College to Mansfield Primary school to St. Catherine’s School to Mt. Gravatt East Primary School and Wishart State School offering the parents of children aged between 3 – 12 years a school pickup service to their after school care activities that really develop a child’s character and skills. Offering fun and creative ways for a child to enjoy not only a child safe culture but also an inventive approach to martial arts. Ask them about their movie martial arts club for fun.
Finally, there is an after school program with purpose, where children learn valuable life skills, as well as have fun.
Move over Jackie Chan.