Out of school hours care

Services at four different locations in Ballina Shire.

Catering to children from all schools accross the Ballina Shire at four handy locations.

East Ballina OOSHC – at Southern Cross K-12 School, Chickiba Drive East Ballina offers

  • Before School Care (BSC)  Monday to Friday 6.45am to 8.45am during school term
  • After School Care (ASC) Monday to Friday 3pm – 6.20pm during school term
  • Vacation Care (VC) Monday to Fridays 6.45am – 6.15pm during school holidays and pupil free days

Central Ballina OOSHC – at Ballina Public School, Martin St Ballina offers

  • Before School Care (BSC)  7am-9am  Monday – Friday during School Term
  • After School Care (ASC)  Monday to Friday 3pm -6.20pm during school term
  • Vacation Care (VC) Monday to Fridays 7am -6.20pm during school holidays and pupil free days

Lennox Head OOSHC – at Lennox Public School Byron St Lennox Head offers

  • Before School Care (BSC)  Monday to Friday 7am-9am during school term
  • After School Care  (ASC) Monday to Friday 3pm -6.20pm during school term
  • Vacation Care (VC)  Monday to Fridays 7am -6.20pm during school holidays and pupil free days

Teven Tintenbar OOSHC – at Teven Tintenbar Public School Fredericks Lane Tintenbar  offers

  • Before School Care (BSC)  Monday to Friday 7am-9am during school term
  • After School Care  (ASC) Monday to Friday 3pm -6.20pm during school term
  • Vacation Care (VC)  Monday to Fridays 7am -6.20pm during school holidays and pupil free days

Rainbow Out of School Hours Care (OOSHC) – A place for children to have fun, be active and explore their potential.

Our child-focused, play based activities reflect childern’s interests. Excursions and incursions are provided during vacation care. Our staff maintain a safe, nurturing environment, qualified and experienced team members ensure each child enjoy their time with us, make new friends and benefit from the learning experiences.

Childcare Subsidy is available to most parents. Please contact Centrelink to ensure you are registered to receive CCS. You will need to let us know your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) to access the subsidy.

We offer permanent bookings for BSC and ASC depending on your family or work situations. Additional bookings can be made by contacting the office, subject to availability.

Vacation Care bookings are made each school holiday and can be made from when the programs are available about four weeks prior to each holiday period.

Bookings and Enrolments

 

For all bookings and enrolments please visit our resources page where you will find all the required forms to fill out online.

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Here’s what parents are saying.

Parents Comments

Natalie Sinclair

Parents

We have been sending our two children to Rainbow for five years and are so grateful for the outstanding level of care that they have received in this time. The staff at Rainbow are supremely dedicated, nurturing and generous with their time. Our children adore their teachers and look forward to seeing them every day. The staff make an effort to get to know every child personally and foster strong relationships. They have also helped our children develop and extend their skills in a range of different areas. We are lucky to be part of the Rainbow family!

Caroline & David

Parents

Our family have had a relationship with Rainbow for nearly 3 years with both our daughters attending the Long Day Care service.

It was an easy decision for us to send our girls to Rainbow – we were drawn to the great outdoor space, the higher than required educator to children ratio, and the number of educators who are qualified early childhood teachers.

It is also a true not-for-profit Childcare Centre with a focus on investing in the children’s education program and service.

We have always found the educators responsive and approachable and to truly care about the children. They work very hard to make the program enjoyable and engaging for the children on a daily basis.

Our eldest daughter has just completed the preschool program and is very confident and well prepared for her transition to Kindergarten. She will greatly miss her Rainbow friends and teachers.

We would highly recommend Rainbow Children’s Centre to other parents.

Get in Touch. We look forward to hear from you soon

Contact Details

Address

4 John Sharpe Street, East Ballina NSW 2478.
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Phone

02 6686 6621