Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.
Before and After School Care
We know that access to high quality before, after and vacation care is essential for many parents of our school community.
Helping Hands Network
At North Ryde Public School we use Helping Hands Network, a well-regarded specialist provider of out-of-school-hours (OoSH) care.
The Helping Hands Network company philosophy is to provide more than just a child minding service and strives to build stronger, happier and healthier communities through the provision of quality childcare in partnership with children, parents and schools. They tailor their programs to meet the local school community needs. More information on the company can be found on the Helping Hands Network website.
Hours of service
Before School Care is available Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 8.40am.
After School Care is available Monday to Fridayfrom 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
School Holidays or Pupil Free Days care is available from 7.00am to 6.00pm.
Please note that there is no charge to enrol in the service, and we would encourage all families to consider enrolling. 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.
All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.
A limited canteen service is offered by the school. For current details refer to the school newsletter.
Explore and Develop
North Ryde Public School’s on-site childcare centre opened at the beginning of 2011. Explore and Develop is a privately owned and operated long day care service.
They provide care for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years and have a structured program for every age group.
Explore and Develop opening hours
The centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.