After school care

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 100 students from Kindergarten to Class 6. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Milkwood Steiner School recognises the diverse needs of families in our community, and offers a holistic After School Care program for children aged 5-13, which aligns with the school’s values. The After School Care program seeks to provide a nurturing environment where children receive the rest, nourishment and engagement they need in their after-school hours.

Milkwood Steiner School After School Care Service is located on the school grounds and operates Monday to Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm during the school term.


In After School Care, children’s social, physical and emotional needs are met through activities including cooking, arts and crafts, gardening and bush play, active and rest times. Spaces exist for homework and music practice (upper classes), quiet play and physical activity. A light afternoon tea is prepared daily.

A predictable rhythm, with enough variation and free-play to maintain creativity, is valued in our daily schedule.

Activities vary daily. Examples include: Bush crafts, nature mandalas, scavenger hunts, charades and group games, box play, sandpit, paper crafts, planes, origami, cuttings, card making, magic tricks, juggling, circus, beeswax, clay, brown, wand, dream catcher and cat’s eye making, seasonal table display, gardening, art and craft, stories, reading, library visit, card and board games, cubby building, fairy house making and more!

After School Care info booklet

Policies and Code of Conduct

After School Care participants adhere to Milkwood Steiner School Association’s policies and code of conduct. The safety and wellbeing of all who attend is paramount. Parents will be contacted to collect children if safety or wellbeing concern arise.

Enrolment and Fee Schedule

Milkwood After School Care Enrolment Form

Permanent and casual participation is charged at a daily rate of $30.00 per child. 24hrs notice of cancellation of a permanent booking is required or full fees will be charged. For casual bookings 24hrs notice is required.

1st Child – $30/day

2nd Child – $24/ day

3rd Child – $15/day

Milkwood Steiner School’s After School Care is registered with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and adheres to their guidelines.  It is registered with Community Services and users are entitled to Child Care Benefit rebates through the Family Assistance Office (Centrelink).

Parents and Carers have the right to access the National Law and Regulations relevant to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. You can access this here:
National Law:
National Regulations:

For more information, or to enrol your child in After School Care, contact / 8947 0608