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PCYC School Age Care (SAC)




Contact numbers:

Telephone:  (07) 5526 1530 or  0407 801 339



Coordinator and nominated supervisor: Megan McDowell


Educational Leader: Shannidah Carvell

PCYC Gold Coast – Miami school age care aims to provide a quality childcare service for the students of Miami State School and their families.

Our staff will encourage different kinds of play enabling children to acquire a range of skills needed for learning, healthy growth and social development. Our service will encourage the principles of good citizenship.

We believe that:

  • The primary focus of SAC must be the individual child in their middle childhood years.
  • Parents are the most important people in a child’s life.
  • Children learn through play by doing.
  • Children need to feel safe and secure in the child care environment.
  • The effective childcare worker focuses on thinking, processes, and has understanding of the children’s learning.

At PCYC Gold Coast-Miami SAC we will provide: 

  • An environment for the children to enhance their creative and social skills by socializing with their peers.
  • A safe and developmentally appropriate program for school age children.
  • At before school care a nutritional breakfast, half hour of physical activity and planned craft activities.
  • At after school care a nutritional afternoon tea, a minimum of 1 hour of physical activity, planned sporting and art and craft activities.
  • A vacation care program which contains physical games planned sporting activities, art and craft activities, interesting incursions and excursions and a snack at afternoon tea.
  • Educators whose main focus is to treat children as an individual with individual needs and abilities.
  • Each child will have freedom of choice in their play.
  • Outdoor vigorous play that will enhance the child’s motor skills
  • Opportunities for children to pursue quiet activities.