Frequently Asked Questions
What is Jellybeans?
Jellybeans is a private business offering half and full day programs for primary school aged children. We run our programs within the school grounds on pupil free days. We also offer incursions, and will run themed birthday parties on request. We focus on providing instruction predominantly in arts and crafts.
Why choose Jellybeans?
Jellybeans is passionate about igniting the imaginations of young children through art and craft. Our focus is on guiding the children to imagine, design and create their own masterpieces.
Research has shown that fostering creativity won't just increase your child's chances of becoming the next Picasso. You're also helping them develop mentally, socially, and emotionally. Creating art may boost young children's ability to analyse and problem-solve in a myriad of ways, according to Mary Ann F. Kohl, author of Primary Art: It's the Process, Not the Product. As children manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colours, they learn the basics of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most importantly perhaps, when children feel good while they are creating art, it helps boost their self confidence. And children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the Jellybeans program.
What are the ratios of supervisors to children?
To allow our participants to experience everything our program has to offer we keep our ratios well below the recommended number. When able we aim to have a ratio of 2:15.
Where are the Jellybeans programs held?
Our programs are usually held within the school premises of where your children are attending. You will be informed of the exact location upon booking.
What does my child need to bring to a half and/or full day program?
We ask that you please pack a hat, water bottle and light lunch. Please don't send your child with any electronics or toys from home. Jellybeans will provide everything your child needs to have a fun-filled and enjoyable day.
Is Jellybeans run through my child's school?
Jellybeans is a private business that partners with schools. So in a nutshell, no we are not run through your child's school.
If you would like to provide us with any feedback or suggestions please do so directly via our website, email address or phone numbers. Ways to improve our service are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
Do you charge by the hour or per session?
We charge per session. We strive to keep our costs low and we believe we offer excellent value for money. Our half days are priced at $40 per child, while our full day programs are charged at $60 per child. Times of the sessions vary but are generally from 7:30am - 12:30pm (half day) and 7:30am - 5:30pm (full day). Other times can be negotiated upon request.
COMPARATIVE PRICE COSTS
30 minute music lesson - $38
1 hour gymnastics session - $30
3 hour art class - $47.50
Full day art class - $85.00
45 minute sports program - $15 ($200 for ten hours)
10 hour Jellybeans program - $60
Am I eligible for a rebate?
No. We are a private business principally providing instruction in a particular activity, art and craft. We therefore do not meet the criteria of an education and care service.
How do I make a booking?
Information on how to make a booking, as well as dates and times of our programs will be advertised by your child's school. As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Can I make a last minute booking?
Absolutely. For bookings less than 24 hours before the scheduled date please phone us to secure your spot.