Our school community offers OSHC and Vacation Care for our
school families. Both regular and casual care is available for children of
school age who are registered and booked in to attend. The OSHC Services are licensed and operated
by the Executive of the West End State School Parents and Citizens Association. We aim to provide care that, while meeting
the requirements of the Education and
Care Services National Law Act 2010, Regulations 2011, NQF, (National Quality
Framework) and MY Time Our Place
creates a unique service which reflects the diverse community of West End.
You can register for OSHC and Vacation Care by phoning the OSHC
office on (07) 3010 8282, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,
or coming to the centre situated on the veranda at the back of the school hall,
overlooking the school oval.
Hours of operation
Our service caters specifically for primary school-aged
children including prep-aged children during these hours:
- Before School Care (7–9am)
- After School Care (3–6pm)
- Vacation Care (7am–6pm)*
- Pupil Free Days (7am–6pm).*
*Please note: We only operate during Vacation care and on Pupil Free days if we receive enough pre-bookings.
We accept each and every child as a unique individual. We
have respect for each family’s needs and considerations. We aim to create a
warm inviting environment that will nurture and support the children as they
grow and develop. Each and every child
will be encouraged to develop socially, physically as well as emotionally
through our age-appropriate, stimulating activities and environments. We aim to
offer interesting programs which celebrate our cultural diversity and which
promote gender equity.
The fee schedule for the service and further details can be
found on the P&C website
or by contacting the Coordinator on (07) 3010 8282, mobile on 0412153706 or email@example.com.
The Child Care Benefit Subsidy is available. Please register
with Centrelink directly on phone 13 61 50.
An enrolment bond (per child/family) is payable by all families
at the time of enrolment. This bond is refundable upon termination of your
child’s enrolment with the service, provided that:
- 2 weeks written notice is given
- there are no outstanding fees.
Our service caters for casual users (when vacancies allow),
as well as permanent bookings. Casual places are limited and are accepted only
where we can maintain the correct staff: child ratios. Therefore, to avoid
disappointment and ensure your placement, booking with at least 24 hours notice
(during operating hours) is essential to allow us to make any necessary changes
to our staffing arrangements. Vacation care is also available to children who
attend other schools in our area.
Extra-Curricular activities at OHSC
Children booked into OSHC and who have their parent/carer’s
written permission to attend an extra-curricular activity held on the school
grounds i.e. tennis, swimming club etc. are always supervised by an OSHC staff
member to and from the designated activity.
What is provided?
All resources, crafts and activities (other than
extra-curricular activities) are included in the fees.
The Before School Care program provides a light, nutritious
breakfast such as cereal, fruit and toast in the mornings. After breakfast, we
run activities or do homework.
After School Care provides healthy afternoon snacks such as
sandwiches, wraps, fruit etc. in summer and hot dishes in winter. This is
followed by a range of activities with a variety of crafts, many types of
sport, movies, construction board games and much more. Cooking is a great hit with the children. We
also run an active sports program for 7 weeks each term where coaches from the
community come in and teach our children different forms of sport. Naturally,
homework is also an option.
During Vacation Care, breakfast, morning and afternoon tea
is provided, however lunch must be brought from home. Please be aware that we
are a nut-free zone. Our Vacation Care
program is run during the school holidays and pupil free days. On these days we
are open from 7am till 6pm. During Vacation Care, excursions or in-house
entertainment are often undertaken (where numbers permit) at a small additional
cost. All children attending on a day where there is a planned excursion or
incursion are expected to participate, as no alternative care is provided for
children who may not want to be involved.