Session Hours

Type Start End Hours Rate Total
Before School Care 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 2 $24.00 AUD
After School Care 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 3 $36.00 AUD


Type Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Before School Care 4 4 4 4 4 0 0
After School Care 1 1 2 2 2 0 0


Standard Hourly Rate
$12.00 AUD
Casual Hourly Rate
$16.00 AUD
Day Rate
$0.00 AUD

The above rates are used to determine the cost of your booking. Unless there is a casual booking you will be charged for the full session. The full session rate is calculated by multiples of the 'standard hourly' rate. All rates are subject to CCS entitlements. To estimate your entitlements visit the Australian Government Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator.

All fees are paid 2 weeks in advance. This is not a bond and is not refundable. It is a point in time pre payment to confirm your booking arrangement 2 weeks in advance. When cancelling your care, please provide 2 weeks notice so as to utilise the prepaid days in your booking.

All bookings are subject to our fees agreement and conditions.


84 Templeton St Castlemaine VIC 3450



Loddon Mallee

About St Mary's Primary School Castlemaine before/after school program

St Mary's Primary School is providing a beautiful and enriching space for an arts based before and after school education program.  Whilst the program will prioritise children from St Mary's children from other schools have enrolled and are enjoying the benefits of this great program.


Mornings consist of a gentle catchup and light breakfast where children can talk and share the goings on in their lives.  Children can continue with creative projects, complete homework and gain peer support. Children are walked to their classrooms at 8:30 with a walking bus to Castlemaine South school.


The afternoon program includes


  • Ball Games
  • Extended art projects
  • homework
  • social catchup
  • board games and puzzles.

Vanessa Johnstone is a practicing artist with many years experience teaching art to children and people with disabilities. Vanessa has facilitated art projects at Mount Alexander Childcare, theAnglican Church, Bendigo Art Gallery, Golden City Support Services, as well as Malmesbury Primary, Castlemaine South and Castlemaine Steiner schools.