Out of School Hours Care

Our Program Philosophy


We believe all children should have access to a fun, caring and safe environment. Our program engages children and promotes individual areas of development by offering a diverse range of experiences and play based opportunities. Each child’s individuality is valued, respected, promoted and encouraged.

 

We welcome all families and children to access and participate in our program. We are an inclusive program and are adaptive to all children’s needs. We are committed to providing guidance, support and training to staff.  Be a positive role model to children and play a supportive role to parents and children using the program. Our program is made up of a diverse range of children, families and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds and beliefs, all of which are valued and respected.


We believe:

  1. Children are encouraged to develop their own strengths and interests through play.

  2. Each child is unique.

  3. Children will develop a strong sense of belonging and identity when they feel safe and secure within their environment.

  4. Children, educators and families are invited to collaborate with the program, which strengthens children’s communication, confidence and competence. Which encourages children to become effective communicators, confident and competent individuals.

Hours of Operation 

Before Care starts at 7:00am - under no circumstances can children be dropped prior to this. Preps and Grade 1 children will be walked to the Junior School at 8:45am, while all other children will be signed out by staff at this time and will be sent to their classrooms. After School Care begins at 3:30pm, Preps and Grade 1 children will be collected from the Junior School and walked up to the Senior School. After Care finishes promptly at 6pm – a late fee charge of $1 per minute will be applied for children collected after 6:00pm.

All children must be signed IN to before care and OUT of afer care by a parent, guardian or person nominated on the registration form. This person MUST be over 18 years of age. 


Enrolment 

Every child must have a current registration form to attend the service. Children who do not have a registration form cannot attend the program, even in the case of an emergency.


Bookings 

Casual Bookings MUST be made by text or email prior to 1:00 pm on the day, for afternoon sessions, and by 6.00 pm the day prior for morning sessions. We cannot guarantee that places will be available and encourage all casual bookings to be made at your earliest convenience. 
Bookings can be made for the Before and After School Care Program by texting David on 0407 351 708, emailing ohsc.preston.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or via the QKEnrol App or Website. 

 

Cancellations 

Permanent Bookings MUST be cancelled. Afternoon Care bookings must be cancelled by 8.30 am on the day of care and Before Care bookings by 6:00 pm the night before. Failure to cancel will result being charged for the session. If your child is unwell and not attending school, please contact the OSHC staff to avoid being charged for the session.


Failure to Cancel:
Families will lose their position if they FAIL to cancel THREE TIMES IN A TERM.  Families would then go to the bottom of the waiting list on all of the days the particular family uses. 

Cancellations can be made by emailing ohsc.preston.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or by sending a text to 0407 351 708.  


Verbal correspondence will not be accepted.


Families will be provided with confirmation of cancellation.  


Fees

Before Care $10.50

After Care $17.85

All families are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy(CCS) and MUST provide CRN details for each child attending the service, as well as the family CRN details. 


Staff
 

All staff that are employed have the relevant qualifications in accordance with the National Education and Care National Law 2010, as well as a valid National Police Name Check, Working With Children Check, First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management Training.


Menu 

Breakfast includes cereal, toast, juice, water, and on special occasions pancakes. Each week staff will collaborate with the children to develop a healthy and varying afternoon tea menu. Options range from vegetable platters to fruit salad and yoghurt to burito bowls.



Any concerns or complaints regarding the program should be directed to the Program Coordinator,  School Principal or Department of Education.

 


David Gibson

OHSC Coordinator


Sarah Gerostathos

Assistant Coordinator & Educational Leader

 


Phone:
0407 351 708

Email: ohsc.preston.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au



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