After School Care
We are a licensed Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) service, catering for ages 5 - 12 years (full-time primary school) and operate our After School Care during each school term Monday to Friday.
For children to qualify for the program your child will need to be aged between:
- Pre Primary (Aged 5 years)
- Through to year 6 (12 years of age)
For more information, please download our OSHC Parent Handbook and read the details provided below:
How to Enrol
You can collect an Enrolment form from the Centre or download one from our website. Enrolments cannot be confirmed until a fully completed form has been submitted to the Childcare Supervisor for review and confirmation received. This form can be dropped into the Centre or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Enrolment Form requests information about your child’s health, medical details, custody arrangements, emergency contacts and dietary requirements. The Centre abides by the relevant confidentiality regulations with all information. Copies of Court Orders are required.
ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM
Fees & Payments
Account statements will be sent to you monthly, at the end of school terms and at the end of school holidays. You may pay any time by either by cash or card in person at the reception desk, or over the phone using you credit card.
Your child’s place may be cancelled if your fees:
- are more than three weeks overdue, or:
- you have exceeded $250 balance, and
- you have not made arrangements to pay
- or have not kept to arrangements made.
To apply for funding every enrolment must have the CRN Number for parent and child as well as date of birth for the parent and child - otherwise full fees will apply.
CCS (Child Care Subsidy)
All families who meet Australian residency requirements are now eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS). You can apply for this payment via your myGov account. This may reduce your child care fees and should be done prior to your child attending the service.
Any family who does not want to claim CCS must pay full fees.
A Family’s income is assessed and is used to determine the amount of CCS. The Centre is only able to reduce your fees on receipt of your acceptance of CCS through your myGov account.
Please note: The forms that you sign for the purposes of CCS are legal documents and we are asked to remind you that giving false information is a criminal offence. It is your responsibility to notify us if your circumstances change.
Our current Nominated Supervisor and Responsible Person, Tanya Cherubino has been with the service for over 15 years and has a Diploma in Childcare.
Our current Certified Supervisor, Jessica LoGrande has been with the service for 12 years and holds a Certificate IV in Outside School Hours Care.
Our Childcare Administration Officer Paula Vaughan has been with the service for 8 years. She holds a UK Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years). This has been assessed by ACECQA as suitable for OSHC so she is qualified to take over from Tanya or Jessica should the need arise.
We also employ suitably qualified casual staff when the need arises.
Children who attend our Centre may participate in a range of activities that have been planned to reflect the children’s interests and meet their developmental needs.
The staff are responsible for creating an atmosphere and environment which is responsive to the needs of each individual child and to the group as a whole and which reflects the philosophy and goals of the service. The program will be balanced and include indoor and outdoor learning experiences, quiet and active times, individual, small group and large group times, time for individual staff/child interaction, group interests, children’s special interests and be flexible enough to allow for spontaneity and the unexpected.
Children are encouraged to have input into program planning. The program will be child centred and will allow children to experience a variety of resources and pursue their own interests. There will always be alternative choices when a child does not want to participate in a particular activity.
You will find the weekly program displayed in the Child Care room. We invite you to have input into program development especially in relation to multicultural issues, craft, excursions and music. Any suggestions you have can be put into the Suggestions Box in the Child Care area or discussed directly with Centre staff.
Food & Nutrition
Please make sure that any food allergies or special dietary requirements your child might have are recorded on the Enrolment Form and discussed with the Supervising Officer.
The Centre prepares afternoon tea on After School Care days. Children will often be involved in preparing and cooking snacks as part of the planned activity program. The weekly snack menu is displayed on the notice board just inside the OSHC room.
What to Bring
Children should bring a bag or backpack with:
- Appropriate clothing
- Sneakers or joggers (Covered in shoes)
- Refillable Drink Bottle
Note: We request that personal toys and games be left at home to help us encourage participation in the program.
Parents are required to contact the Centre to advise if their child’s is unable to attend if they have been booked in. Cancellation for After School Care is required before 12.00noon on the day of attendance otherwise cancellation fees will apply.
Drop-offs and Pick-ups
Our program operates from 2.45pm to 6.00pm. We request that parents keep to these times. Children must be signed in & out each day by a parent or authorized person. Late collection fees will apply.
Children with Special Needs
Parents who have children with special needs should contact the Childcare Supervisor at least six (6) weeks prior to the commencement of each program to allow time for appropriate supervision to be arranged. It is our policy that children with special needs will be included in our program subject to our inclusion assessment procedures.