Jabiru Outside School Hours Care

The Jabiru Difference

At Jabiru we do everything traditional childcare programs do, but have also added a unique Jabiru-style of care called Communities for Kids or C4K.

This is a focus on providing children with places of belonging, where everyone feels safe, and where the program of relaxation and activities is wonderfully rich and diverse.

What we do

Jabiru provides Before-School Care, After-School Care and Vacation Care which are all full of activity and friends, and facilitated by caring well-trained adults.

Each of our School-Age Care programs is a Jabiru Community - a place where it’s fun to belong!

Age of children

Our programs are for all primary school aged children from Prep to Yr 6.

For preppies we keep an eye out to make sure they’re coping. For before-school care we walk them to their classrooms, and for after-school care we collect them from their classrooms.

We help them settle in, relax, make friends and recover from their busy days.

Before and After-School Care

Starting and ending the day!

Full of activity and friends, and facilitated by caring well-trained adults, each of our School-Age Care programs is a Jabiru Community. So it’s also a place where it’s fun to belong!

Starting the day!

Before school care with Jabiru is a great place for children to get ready for the school day. We can also help with tuckshop orders, excursion permission forms, and notices to the school office. Many parents find before-school care helps them manage their busy days.

Our food

We serve breakfast until 8am, to give children the energy they need to learn and play. There’s always a range of cereals and toast, and often a special breakfast like pancakes, scrambled eggs, or yoghurt fruit cups.

For afternoon tea, we have a varied menu! It includes fresh fruit and vegetables plus substantial healthy snacks cooked from scratch, like pasta, rice dishes and baked goods. We also serve a late snack for children still at Jabiru after 5pm to tide them over until dinner.

All our food comes from our Kids Café.

Homework support

Many children at Jabiru use their time to complete their homework or to read aloud. Our staff are always happy to set aside a quiet space for homework and to encourage children to complete their work.

In-school activities

Children don’t have to miss out on extra-curricular activities offered by their school or others, just because they are booked with Jabiru. With your permission, they can attend activities within the school grounds like swimming classes, sport training and music lessons.

Fun activities

In before-school care children can choose activities from our program, relax with meditation, or enjoy quiet play. When the bell goes, we escort prep children to their classroom.

For After-school care we display a weekly program outlining the fun things children can choose from. We always have a range of different activities on the go and children choose what they want to do that day.

We ensure that there is always a wide range of options available. Activ-8 physical activity, Hand-Made crafts, Living Colour visual arts, Just-for Fun games and fun, or Curious Kids science fun, to name a few.

Getting children’s feedback and ideas through Talk-Time activities helps us make sure that each Jabiru service is a place where children know they belong!

Vacation Care

Action-packed Holiday Programs

We design interactive programs with a wide choice of activities and offer occasional excursions for children to enjoy.

Latest Holiday Program!

Our popular school holiday program returns with a big schedule of amazing events designed by children, for children.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions our holiday program may alter without any notice due to the recommendations or restrictions imposed by the Queensland Health and Governments departments.

A Jabiru holiday!

Jabiru holidays are heaps of fun. In recent times, our special guests during vacation care have included 2 Bent Rods fishing activities, Second Nature Indigenous Artz, Street Science, and Ocean Life marine biologists. We’ve gone on excursions to theatre shows, zoos, theme parks, museums, movies, skating, and environmental centers.

Holiday programs

We publish our vacation-care program before the holidays so you can avoid the vacation juggle and know your children will be well cared for with a huge choice of activities and occasional excursions.

Programmed activities generally run from 9:00am to 3.30pm

Interested in what your child’s school has coming up? Find your school for a copy of the holiday program, plus information on other services offered as well, such as before-school and after-school care.

More Information

Book online

Ready to book or enrol? All bookings are handled through our online app QKids.


School-age care is cheaper than you think. The Childcare Subsidy Scheme brings the cost right down for most families.

Your child’s school

Find your school for more information on times, fee costs and contact details.

Our Staff

All Jabiru staff meet qualification and training requirements set out in the National Quality Framework and all have Positive Notice Blue Cards.

Assisting parents

Our friendly administration and enquiries staff are right here in Brisbane. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

We also provide extensive information and resources for Parents.

Transition to Prep

Starting school is a big adventure. At Jabiru we love spending time with preppies and help them make friends and get used to the school routine.

Ready to book or enrol? All bookings are handled through the online app QKids.