THE VISION of the Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School OSHC Program is to be a child focussed service and provide quality care in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that fosters all aspects of children’s development .
At the Hub OSHC we………
- Plan programs that are flexible and respond to the ongoing learning and development, strengths, needs and interests of all the children in our care.
- Actively encourage children to be inclusive and be involved in decision making and planning of the program.
- Use a positive approach to guide children’s behaviour to build their confidence and self esteem.
- Recognise the importance of middle childhood and children’s right to play, to discover, be challenged and have fun in a safe, caring and supportive environment.
- Recognise that all children regardless of gender, race, culture, age or ability should be valued and respected and given the same opportunities to develop and be cared for in a positive way.
- Strive to communicate effectively with each other, the children and their families and display professionalism, teamwork and mutual respect.
- Actively seek to work in partnership with families, community groups and organisations.
- Encourage and promote the Hub School Values.
- Are regulated and guided by the Education and Care Services National Law, Education and Care Service National Regulations, National Quality Framework, My Time Our Place and the United Nations Rights of the Child.
Welcome to the Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School Out of School Hours Care program. Our service has been operating since the early 1980’s as a non-profit making organisation. We have grown from a need within our school community and the local community, for quality care for our children. The program is partially funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Child Care Benefit Scheme.
The program is regulated by DFE through the National Standards for Out of School Hours Care and validated by the National Childcare Accreditation Council.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School OSHC will provide Before and After School Care on school days and full day care on Pupil Free and School Closure Days for children of Reception to Year 7 level. Vacation Care operates during the school holidays excluding two weeks at Christmas/New Year. This care is a service to the whole community providing for the needs of the children of working or studying/training parents and to children requiring occasional and emergency care.
Families are encouraged to be involved in the OSHC service in a variety of ways. The Advisory Committee is made up of parents, the OSHC Director, staff representatives and school representatives. The committee meets once or twice a term to discuss the overall operation of the program, the financial management and is responsible for the hiring of new staff. The committee reports to the Governing Council. The meetings are open to all parents to discuss any issues that may arise. Other ways families can be involved include:-
Sharing a sport, game or craft activity; joining in with your child’s activity or game when you pick them up; sharing interesting aspects of your life or culture with a small group; or simply completing feedback forms or surveys. We encourage you to talk to the staff whenever possible and we appreciate your comments and feedback.
OSHC Policies can be downloaded from the policies page.
HOURS OF OPERATION
|Before School Care||7.00am-8.45am|
|After School Care||3.00pm-6.30pm|
|Vacation Care Days (Excluding 2 weeks at XMAS/New Year )||7.00am-6.30pm|
|Pupil Free/School Closure Days||7.00am-6.30pm|
(Families will be notified through the school newsletter of the dates and procedures for booking child/ren into the program on these days.)
Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School OSHC operates from Unit 8 and has access to the Hall, Multipurpose Room and Playground facilities.
The program is staffed at all times according to the National Standards for Out of School Hours Care. The Director of the program is Nicola Kuhn who has a Diploma in Out of School Hours Care. All staff regularly attend training and development in order to maintain a high standard of OSHC service. All staff hold a current First Aid Certificate and a Mandatory Reporting qualification.
The session fees before Child Care Benefit are (as from 16.12.19):
|Before School Care||7.00am-8.45am||$16.00|
|After School Care||3.00pm-6.30pm||$26.00|
|Pupil Free/School Closure||Full Day||$60.00|
|Pupil Free/School Closure||Half Day||$35.00|
|Vacation Care Days||7.00am-6.30pm||$60.00|
|Vacation Care Days||Half Day||$35.00|
|Vacation Care Excursion Days||7.00am-6.30pm||$65.00|
|Vacation Care Incursion Days||7.00am-6.30pm||$65.00|
|Early Finish (end of term)||2.30pm-3.10pm||$31.00|
|Late Booking Fee (Vacation Care) for bookings made in the last week of term||$10.00|
Fees are reviewed annually..
A $20-00 Registration Fee per family is payable at the beginning of the school year. This fee will be debited to your OSHC account upon receipt of your enrolment form.
PAYMENT OF FEES
- OSHC accounts are available each Tuesday afternoon for collection from the OSHC Room.
- OSHC accounts are billed one week in arrears.
- Fees must be paid on a weekly basis unless alternative arrangements have been negotiated with the Director.
- Accounts can be paid at the service during OSHC hours, by cash, cheque or by EFTPOS.
- Casual emergency care is to be paid in full at the time of care.
- Families who have an account outstanding for 2 weeks will receive a notification of their account and a reminder to make suitable arrangements with the Director.
- Families whose fees are outstanding for 28 days or more will receive notification on their account and a letter attached requesting payment.
- If overdue account has not been paid within 7 days of the date of the letter and no explanation is given, the parent/caregiver will be required to find alternative care until all outstanding fees are paid.
CHILD CARE BENEFIT
Child Care Benefit is available to all families at a variable rate depending on combined family income. Information and relevant phone numbers are available from the OSHC service and processed through the Family Assistance Office. Families without a Credit Reference Number (CRN) are required to pay full fees.
Each child must have a completed enrolment form and a $20.00
Registration fee per family paid annually before entering the program.
Enrolment forms can
be obtained from either the School reception area, or from the OSHC
staff during OSHC hours. Enrolment forms are updated annually however,
circumstances (eg phone numbers or Emergency contacts) change during the
year families should notify the OSHC staff immediately.
Booking slips are to be completed each term. These slips are available from the OSHC service. If your child is attending on an occasional basis, please notify OSHC as soon as possible of your child’s anticipation attendance.
Separate Enrolment forms and booking forms are required for Vacation Care.