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Out of school hours care

Mt Samson 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 Mt Samson:
Phone:                   (07) 3289 4623
Fax:                       1300 238 861
Jabiru administration:   
Phone:                   3269 0044
Fax:                       1300 238 861
Service location
The service is based in the Jabiru cottage on the left hand side at the top of the school drive. Children also use the oval, playground and other school facilities as part of the Jabiru program.
Service hours
Before school care:         6.30am to 8.45am
After school care:           2.45pm 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 $2.57* to $40 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 5pm Jabiru 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 holidays 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 walks preppies to their classrooms before school and picks 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.