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Out of school hours care

Runcorn Heights State School has partnered with Jabiru Kids to offer outside school hours care at our school. Jabiru is a not-for-profit organisation offering high quality care for children at 22 schools in Queensland.

Contact Jabiru

Jabiru Kids Runcorn Heights:      

Phone:                   (07) 3272 4001


Fax:                      1300 238 861

Jabiru administration:   

Phone:                 3269 0044


Fax:                     1300 238 861



Service location

The service is based in the old school hall at the back of the school. Children also use the ovals, playgrounds and undercover areas as part of the Jabiru program.

Service hours

Before school care:         6.30m to 8.30am

After school care:            2.30pm to 6pm

Vacation care:                   6.30am to 6pm

Enrolments and bookings

To enrol or make a booking, go to the Jabiru Kids website: or drop in at the service to pick up the relevant forms.


Before school care:         from $2.89* to $12 per day

After school care:            from $3.76* to $17 per day

Vacation care:                   from $4.01* to $43 per day (with occasional extra costs for excursions or special guests)

*with full Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

The government offers assistance to reduce the cost of care for families. To find out whether you are eligible for Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate or other forms of support, contact the government’s Department of Human Services on 136 150 or visit their website.

Alternatively, call Jabiru on 3269 0044 for a quote to find out how much you will pay after all government benefits.

What to expect

Before school care: We serve breakfast until 8am. Mornings are fairly relaxed, with a range of activities to choose from.

After school care: Children enjoy afternoon tea from our menu. They choose from a program of activities or use a wide range of toys, games, craft materials or sports equipment.  Around 5pmJabiru serves a light late snack to tide children over until dinner.

Vacation care: Jabiru holidays are heaps of fun. Jabiru publishes the holiday program before each holiday break so parents can avoid the vacation juggle and know their children will be well cared for.

Prep children

Prep children can start with Jabiru from the January of the year they are starting school. Once school starts, Jabiru staff walk preppies to their classrooms before school and pick them up after school to help ease them in to school life.


All Jabiru staff meet qualification and training requirements set out in the National Quality Framework and all have Positive Notice Blue Cards.


Jabiru is known for the quality and variety of food offered to children. Jabiru works within nutrition guidelines including Education Queensland’s Smart Choices.


Jabiru’s activity programs are designed based on many years of experience, national guidelines and Jabiru’s unique ‘Communities for Kids’ practice guidelines. There will always be a mixture of physical activity, arts and crafts, science, imaginary play, games and learning activities on offer.