OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE (OSHC)
St Aidan's Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) offers high quality before and after school care as well as a vacation care program. We provide a wide variety of activities over the term, including special themed days, drama, sport, art and craft, music, dance, indoor and outdoor activities, cooking, science and much more.
During our vacation care program we go on excursions and have days full of fun and excitement. The program caters to children's age, development needs, skills and interests with a commitment of inclusion for all children. Our activity program reflects and values the importance of play in middle childhood. Activities are provided to support children's social, emotional and life skill development. Children are encouraged to grow and develop in a safe, compassionate and supportive environment where co-operation, friendship and mutual respect is encouraged. Opportunities for children to complete homework are provided.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS
St Aidan’s OSHC is approved to provide education and care primarily to children over preschool age. At least 60% of children being provided education and care at the service must be over preschool age.
This condition above is applied to the before school, after school and vacation care programs. As a result, St Aidan’s OSHC is unable to provide before school care to kindergarten students due to the low number of school aged students enrolled. A limited number of places for kindergarten students at after school care and vacation care are available however we recommend contacting the OSHC Coordinator to discuss availability by emailing email@example.com.
The St Aidan's OSHC team are child care professionals who support and respect the uniqueness and individuality of children and families. The day to day operations of the OSHC service is managed by OSHC Co-ordinator, Palu Ingram. All OSHC staff are trained annually in CPR, First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis and hold a Suitability (Blue) Card.
Before School Care: 7:00am-8:15am (breakfast will be served between 7:15am and 7:45am)
After School Care: 2:45pm-6:00pm (afternoon tea is served)
Vacation Care: 7:30am-6:00pm
Prep students are escorted to their classrooms in the mornings and to the OSHC room in the afternoon. The OSHC educators can escort the students to their after school extra-curricular activities when required in the afternoons, during the term only.
Parents/guardians must sign in their children in the mornings and sign them out in the afternoon.
FEES (AS AT 22 JANUARY 2018)
Before School Care - $12 per day
After School Care - $25 per day
Vacation Care - $60 per day
Prices listed are before Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR). From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a New Child Care Package. Please refer to further information below.
St Aidan's OSHC accounts are payable by direct debit from your chosen bank account or credit card by Ezidebit.
Fees will be reviewed annually and changes communicated to families via the St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School website (www.staidans.qld.edu.au).
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children we must arrange staffing so that child: staff ratios are in accordance with National Standards. Bookings therefore, whether permanent or casual, are essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your required care days.
GOVERNMENT REBATES (CCR, CCB and CCS)
The Service is an approved CCB (Child Care Benefit) and CCR (Child Care Rebate) child care/OSHC centre for before and after school care as well as vacation care.
To be eligible for the CCB or the CCR, families must register with the Family Assistance Office (FAO) to receive a parent and child registration number (CRN). These numbers must be supplied to the Service in order to receive your CCB or CCR. To test your eligibility for CCB and CCR contact the Family Assistance office on 13 61 50.
From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a New Child Care Package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.
CCS will be the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. Families using child care will be contacted in early 2018 by the Department of Education and Training, with more details about the changes.
Please refer to www.education.gov.au/new-child-care-package-families-2-july-2018 for further information.
The OSHC program is held in Charma Place Meeting Room, located in the Junior School.
ENROLLING IN ST AIDAN’S OSHC
Please email email@example.com to obtain the relevant enrolment forms.
We are unable to accept your child’s enrolment without a completed enrolment form or Ezidebit form.
CANCELLATIONS AND LATE COLLECTION FEE
If your child is not able to attend OSHC as arranged, please advise as soon as possible and at least 48 business hours in advance in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0423 547 653. Fees will not be charged for non-attendance if 48 business hours or more notice is given. Notification is also important for safety reasons and to prevent time being spent looking for a child who is not present. For vacation care bookings, we are unable to accept cancellations once you have placed a booking. We are, however, happy to change the date of your booking.
If your child is not collected from the service by closing time a late fee penalty will charged to your account. A late fee of $15 for the first 10 minutes or part thereof, and $1 per minute thereafter will apply if your child is collected after the closing time of the centre. Please note this is charged per child. If late fees are incurred on three occasions within a term the family’s ongoing enrolment will be reviewed and cancellation of enrolment may occur.
HEALTHY FOOD MENU
Nutrition is a core part of our program. We understand children require a tasty breakfast and afternoon tea with a good balance of fresh food and fresh diary. A healthy snack will be provided for all children, which may include sandwiches, crackers, cheese, corn/rice thins, yoghurt, custard, fruit and vegetables. Families of children with specific dietary needs are asked to speak with the OSHC Co-ordinator to ensure an appropriate menu can be provided that is inclusive of all children.
Please direct any queries to the OSHC Coordinator, Palu Ingram | Tel: 0423 547 653 | Email: email@example.com