Before and After School Care

In Partnership with Ranford Primary School, Helping Hands Network provides convenient and affordable care for your children, while supporting the local community. We provide supervised care in a safe, healthy and friendly environment; a home away from home, where the children can feel relaxed and involved in the daily activities. Our operating hours are as follows:

  • Before school care:  6.30am til the start of school
  • After School Care:  2.30pm – 6.15pm
  • Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days:  6.30am – 6.15pm

An information pack, including enrolment forms, plus more information on the company can be found at

There is no charge to enrol in the service, and all families are encouraged to do so.  Even if you only need to use the service in absolute emergencies, enrolling provides your family with an extra safeguard.  It is a licensing requirement that children can only attend the service if an enrolment form has been completed. 

Helping Hands Network actively cooperates with government agencies, schools and parents, to provide a high quality service, ensuring the use of the service and the payment of fees is convenient and affordable while providing exceptional value and a financial contribution to the school community.  The service attracts the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR).  The CCB and CCR is claimed directly from the Government, with parents just billed the difference.  This could be as little as $6.02 for a session of care.  Fees include a wide range of sport, craft, science and cooking activities, along with a healthy breakfast in the morning, afternoon tea in the afternoons and breakfast, morning and afternoon tea during vacation care.

For more information, contact the service at or on 0427 006 838 during service hours, or by calling the Helping Hands Help Desk on 1300 612 462 from 8.30am – 6pm.