Hours of Operation

Important stuff for parents

The service runs every day of the school term with extended hours to cover early dismissal on the last day of term. When there is sufficient interest the service will also open on Student Free Days.

Hours of Operation

Before School Care (BSC): 7.00am– 8:45am
After School Care (ASC): 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Enrolments

To enrol in the OSHC service each family needs to submit a completed enrolment form and an annual administration fee at least 5 days before their child first attends OSHC.

The enrolment form collects details of children and parents/carers, including: Centrelink reference numbers, parent and child dates of birth, emergency contacts and other people authorised to collect the children, details of allergies or medical conditions, custody details (if there are any), food preferences, and general interests etc. It is essential to provide all this information to adequately care for your child/ren as well as meet government requirements, so please allow yourself sufficient lead time to complete the forms.

Prep Orientation Program

In the first few weeks, Prep children and children attending After School Care for the first time, will be collected by a staff member from their classroom until they feel confident to make their own way to the OSHC. They will be shown around and a buddy will help them ease into the program and routines.

Bookings

Bookings are co-ordinated in conjunction with the school office. Permanent bookings can be indicated on the appropriate forms while casual bookings and emergency/late bookings can be made at the office (phone 9386 4624). When the office is closed messages may be left with OSHC staff or on the OSHC mobile phone (0478 836264). If your child will not be attending a booked session of care, you must call the school to let us know. Note: Fees apply if children do not attend a booked session (please refer to fee policy for details).

Financial Assistance

Before a child starts using the OSHC service families should contact and notify Centrelink that their child will be attending an out of school hours care service and be assessed for CCB (Child Care Benefit). Once assessed, a family may be entitled to reduced fees (CCB) and/or the 50% Child Care Rebate (CCR). Even if your Prep child has previously attended a child care service, you must still notify Centrelink that they are now school-aged. Families may choose not to deal with Centrelink but full fees will apply.

Parent Involvement

OSHC is run by a sub-committee of the School Council comprising parents and staff. New committee members are welcomed each year. The OSHC committee meets twice a term, and parents are encouraged to attend.

Staff

All staff hold a current ‘Working with Children Check’, and police check and qualifications relevant to their position. Staff are trained in anaphylaxis management, and have current first aid training. Participation in professional development and training is strongly encouraged and each staff member contributes a unique set of interests and professional skills to the OSHC program.

Further information

Initial enquiries should be made at the school office on 9386 4624. For more detailed information please refer to the OSHC Parent Handbook and Policy & Procedures Manual, available electronically.

School office: (03) 9386 4624

OSHC mobile: 0478 836264

Email: ohsc.brunswick.nw.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

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