After The Bell provides and manages the highest quality outside school hours care programs for primary schools. Born out of the need to improve upon the quality of care being offered to children at schools, we design programs specifically tailored to compliment the schools visions, goals and philosophies. We pride ourselves on delivering star quality.
After The Bell represents a refreshing and different approach to the subject of caring for your children before and after the school bell rings. We do not subscribe to the concept of ‘one size fits all’ and design all our activities after consultation with the school principals, committees and review of the feedback from our parent surveys. Of course, any child with additional needs will always receive extra special attention from our qualified Educators.
After The Bell, we are genuinely interested in the welfare of the children. Positive and frequent communication is essential. We view their opinion on our activity programs and breakfast/afternoon menus as equally important as their parents....after all; they are the ones who have to it our healthy food. You see, we work hard to ensure the children actually want to come to our Out of School Hours Care activities.
Our Philosophy & Goals
After The Bell builds on high quality care practices for families and children that utilise our Before School Care, After School Care, Pupil free days and Vacation care programs. Through a supportive and inclusive community focused model, we provide families with an affordable, quality children’s service.
Our programs are inclusive, never exclusive as we celebrate the cultural diversities amongst all the children and respectfully acknowledge the various socio-economic backgrounds. We value the importance of play by providing creative and stimulating experiences whilst supporting the growth and development from primary to middle school. We value this stage of growth and development as an opportunity to further explore and develop life skills where children can reach their own individual potential.
After The Bell Aus are governed by the Educational and Care Service National Law and Regulation. These two documents can be accessed at each of our programs in the Parent Area as well as online through the Quality Assessment and regulation Division at http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-law and http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-regulation
After The Bell Aus also complies with the National Quality Frameworks and a copy of this can be accessible at the program in the Parents Area http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework
Our Star Quality Corporate Partners
Partnership is an overused yet frequently under-valued word. However, partnership is what we do best at After The Bell OSHC when we work with different businesses in providing child care. Our reputation depends on it.
Some Of Our Star Quality Staff
After The Bell OSHC provide personal attention from all levels within the organisation. Our OSHC Educators and Assistants are all trained in first aid, anaphylaxis, asthma, child protection, food handling as well as having complied with police checks, VIT and working with children checks. Combining this with exceptionally trained and qualified senior management guarantees star quality staff.
After The Bell OSHC staff adopts an enthusiastic interest in all things that affect the school community. We are not too big to care for any school, their parents or their students. Our staff really cares.
Ramon Rayeroux- Flack- Operations Manager
Ramon has been a carpenter for the past 15 years and has had a lot of challenges throughout his career but none more exciting to Ramon was becoming a dad, it has given him a total new outlook and passion in life and understanding of children's behaviour. One that has given him a love and passion to change his career and use his drive and passion for Early Childhood Education. Ramon's wife's entire career has been in Early Childhood Education, and his passion for this industry has grown throughout her passion and drive for this industry and having had the opportunity to assist with some of the programmes. Ramon has been a part of After the Bell OSHC from its beginning and is excited to join After the Bell OSHC for its existing and future growth and achievements.
Colette - Enrolment Officer
Colette is an Office Administration and Customer Service professional with tertiary qualifications in a range of sectors, ranging from Business to Logistics. Born in Germany and still fluent in German, she was named after the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is now using her background and extensive experience to ensure the friendly, efficient and consistent day-to-day running of the high-quality, essential services provided by After The Bell OSHC.
We have a positive and enthusiastic administration team who are passion in their administrative fields. These skills include extensive experience in administration management, office planning and procedures, resource utilization and staff welfare. These strong commitment to high ethical and professional standards will ensure the continuation of excellent service at After The Bell OSHC.
Hayley Barrott – Parents Account Officer
Hayley is an Office Administration / Customer Service Officer for After the Bell. She has worked in the Outside School Hours Care industry for over 7 years. Hayley has a strong knowledge of OSHC enabling her to assist families with their queries and making their experience with After the Bell smooth. Hayley has a Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources. Hayley has recently become a new mum and enjoys spending time with her family, with work balance at After the Bell OSHC.
Jody Cluderay- Human Resource Officer
Jody is both a Program Leader and Human Resources Office at After the Bell. Having worked in the OSHC industry for over 10 years, Jody has picked up many skills and has a vast knowledge of how the industry operates at both a program and management level. Her passion and commitment to the industry is vital in ensuring that she balances the needs of both her roles equally. Jody is Diploma of Children’s Services trained, and other related industry qualification.
After The Bell OSHC had a passionate and driven Marketing team and WH&S team
Our Star Quality School Principals
If you are sceptical of our claims, simply speak with the Principals of any of our partner schools. They will give you their own unbiased opinion of our Programs and endorse After the Bell passion for the business of caring for school children.
As a Principal, log into your school for updates on program activities and to share knowledge of After the Bell at your school. Have a look at some of the programs we have refined for other schools we service...including those in rural Victoria.
Our Star Quality Children
The measure of our success is determined by what we refer to as ‘our shareholders’...the 5 to 12 year olds and 5-15 years old for our SDS children who attend our programs. Rather than reviewing the ROI’s, EBITs tax deductions, we measure the width and breadth of the children’s smiles, their level of enthusiasm and communicate their experiences with the CEO. At the end of the day, out contractual agreement includes the children and its imperative After the Bell meet their obligations as well as the Department of Education and Early Development.