Our out of school hours care (OSHC) service is operated by our school’s governing council. It’s available for school aged children before or after school, on pupil free days and during school holidays. Preschool and high school enquiries are welcome. Our service follows the National Quality Framework (NQF) standard and is responsive to each child’s needs.
At OSHC, children interact with friends, learn life skills, solve problems and try new things. They do activities like:
- arts, crafts and cooking
- outdoor games and gardening
- excursions (for vacation care).
Children are given breakfast at before school care and a snack at after school care.
To assist with your child’s transition to OSHC, we welcome you and your child to visit the program before starting care. This can be arranged by a phone call to our director, where a suitable time can be agreed upon. We will show you and your child around, tour facilities, introduce you to other members of staff, and give you basic information about routines, rules and expectations.
How to book
You can contact us by phone, on 0411 138 945.
All permanent bookings must be made via the OSHC booking form and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All vacation care bookings must be made via the vacation care booking form and emailed to email@example.com.
Fees and operating times
Before school care
7am to 8.30am
Before school care – same day booking
After school care
3pm to 6pm
After school care – same day booking
Pupil free days/school closure
7am to 6pm
$66 a session
Pupil free days/School closure – excursion
7am to 6pm
Vacation care/school closure
7am to 6pm
Vacation care/school closure – excursion
7am to 6pm
Bookings and cancellations
To ensure that adequate staff members are rostered, it’s vital that your child be booked into OSHC in advance.
Permanent bookings are available when you have filled out the bookings form and information sheet. There will be a fee charged unless notice is given in writing two weeks in advance for cancelling care.
Casual bookings will only be accepted if there are vacancies available.
Once you have made your booking, a daily fee is charged.
Cancellation for Before School Care needs to be made the night before the care is required, and After School Care cancellations need to be made by 8.00am otherwise the fee will be charged to your account.
Occasionally, there may be a waiting list for care. We will endeavour to see that your needs are catered for as soon as possible.
When a booked child has not arrived at the centre, the staff will follow the procedure stated in our Policies and Procedures Guidelines (available from the Centre at any time) to determine your child’s whereabouts.
A booking sheet and deposit must be received prior to attendance. There may be a waiting list for care – we will let you know as soon as a vacancy has become available. Your bookings for Vacation Care are locked in from commencement of the holidays. Notifications of cancellations are required by 5.30pm on the last day of the school term prior to the holiday program starting. A fee still applies if bookings are cancelled due to illness.
YOU WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU CANCEL YOUR CHILD’S PLACEMENT DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD REGARDLESS OF ANY SITUATION, ie PRESENTATION OF MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.
BOOKINGS CANNOT BE MADE UNTIL ALL OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL.
Please note, we are a not-for-profit organisation and rely on your prompt payments.
OSHC contact details
Risely Avenue, Royal Park
0411 138 945