Out of School Hours Care

 

 

Service Aim

 

The Lyndoch and Districts Out of School Hours Care Service aims to provide a quality Out of School Hours Care service at an affordable price to families who have children eligible to attend under the Commonwealth Government Priority of access guidelines.

 

The program is available for all children from the ages of 4-13 years of age and not dependant on them attending Lyndoch Primary School. Families are required to enroll children prior to attending the service so that staffing ratios can be met.

 

Vacation Care

 

The Lyndoch and Districts OSHC is usually open for three weeks over the Christmas holidays - the first week immediately after the end of school and the two weeks prior to school going back. This is reviewed every year.

Lyndoch OSHC requires 10+ bookings for viability. Closures are announced in the last week of each term.

 

For further clarification please don’t hesitate to contact OSHC service on the numbers below.

 

OSHC Office: 8524 5618

Mobile: 0427 718 391

Message service exists on both phones

 

The Program

 

Our program is designed to assist children to develop life, leisure and social skills through play situations. Children and families are encouraged to guide staff with activity ideas and interests.

 

You can do this:

Informally - by making suggestions and giving ideas to staff; or

Formally - through the suggestion box

 

Children are able to request activities they would like to engage in throughout each session and will be encouraged to help plan other activities.

 

This method of programming allows staff to provide appropriate and age specific activities that your child is interested in, catering our program to suit the individual child. It helps your child develop self help skills, decision making skills, and recreational interests. This method allows children to explore things that interest them and achieve a skill level to their own satisfaction through the most natural method of learning - PLAY!

 

Programmed activities are not compulsory and every child will be able to make a choice about the activities they involve themselves in.

 

 

National Quality Framework

 

Lyndoch and Districts OSHC participate in the National Quality Framework. Information about Quality Standards, My Time Our Place Curriculum Framework and National Regulations are available from the service or the Australian Children Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website.

 

 

Parent Involvement

 

It would be appreciated if parents /guardians could support the program at any level that they feel comfortable.

 

This could be:

  • Joining the management committee
  • Attending management committee meetings - ALL parents are welcome
  • Helping as a volunteer on the program (must have DSCI Child-related employment screening)
  • Contributing ideas, resources, raw craft materials
  • Participating in organised parent activities e.g. busy bees, fundraising activities

 

 

Hours of Operation and Fees

 

Please note:

  • Excursions and other activities may incur extra costs
  • Fees are subject to alteration at discretion of management committee
  • Fees listed are applicable as of 7 June 2021
    • ASC (After School Care)   3:15 pm to 6:00 pm $28.00
    • BSC (Before School Care)  7:00am to 8:45am $20.00
    • VAC (Vacation Care)        7:00 am to 6:00 pm $65.00
  • Student Free Days - care may be provided on these days and fees will be altered accordingly.
  • Early Closure Days - care will be provided on these days and fees will be altered accordingly.
  • Public Holidays - No care will be provided on Public Holidays.

 

 

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS)

 

Help with fees is available for those eligible for CCS. All families are eligible for CCR irrespective of income. Applications must be made through Centrelink or the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50. We suggest that families make these arrangements prior to starting at OSHC.

 

You will need to advise the service on the enrolment form, of your Customer Reference Number (CRN) and the CRN of each of your children in order to claim CCS and ACCS at the service.

 

Attendance data is reported to the Government using CCMS (Child Care Management Service Software).  CCS and ACCS entitlements are calculated and fees adjusted accordingly.



Bookings:

 

Afternoon sessions need to be made as early as possible so staff ratios can be matched with numbers of children.

 

Cancellations:

 

Before School Care needs to be cancelled by the end of the previous days' session.

 

After School Care sessions need to be cancelled by 10:30am on the day of the booking to avoid being charged for the session.

 

Last modified: August 2021