ARRIVAL Before we can accept responsibility for your children, we must know that they are in our care. How to sign in your child Special invited guest and Home Days: Please sign in on the iPad. Excursion Days: Once you have signed the excursion consent form please sign in on the iPad with an educator. The educator will provide them with a coloured wristband for their excursion group. PLEASE NOTE: Our centre opens at 6.45am during the vacation care period
LATE PICK UP Our service closes at 6.30pm each night. If for some reason you cannot collect or arrange for your children to be picked up by that time, you should phone the OSHC on 8523 8760 and advise us as soon as possible. Late fees will apply.
EXCURSION & SPECIAL GUEST DAYS Please remember that the service is not open when we are out on excursions unless stated. Therefore it is important that your child/ren are familiar with the What to Bring sheet as this informs you of what is required for that day. During excursions we do not supply change of clothes, lunches or drink bottles, you will be charged if these items need to be supplied. Could we ask that you encourage your children to look at the ‘WHAT TO BRING’ sheet and that all items are packed for their day. Please refer to the information on the program and consent forms for everything YOU need to know. Please Note: Excursions are weather permitting. If there is extreme weather an alternate excursion or incursion will be organised for that day.
BOOKINGS Please note we are unable to accept any vacation care bookings until all overdue fees are paid. If you need to arrange a financial plan this can be done through Michelle. Please remember that any days booked will be charged the normal daily fee, even if you cancel. Please note you will still receive your CCSS, unless we are able to replace your booking then you will not be charged for that booking. Bookings made once Vacation Care has started will incur additional fees. When booking in your child for Vacation Care please use the booking forms provided in your pack, or Via the Weebly website, Bookings will be confirmed once received. Kidsxap will NOT be available for Vacation care bookings.
RECESS AND LUNCH Please send your child with an adequately packed recess and lunch and a labelled drink bottle with water each day unless otherwise advised. Please remember that if you do not provide your child/ren with Recess ($2) or Lunch ($3) there will be a fee charged to your account. * If this becomes a regular occurrence you will be contacted by the Director or Assistant Director for further discussion. All children must bring a water bottle on excursions and if one is not supplied, a water bottle will be supplied and a charge of $2 will apply. PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast is not provided during vacation care, but your children are welcome to bring in their own if they wish.
SUN SMART Sun Protection Times vary during the year and across Australia depending on the season. It is not only on hot days that the sun can cause damage, so we pay close attention to the Sun Protection Times and UV ratings even on cloudy or partly cloudy days. We now have Sun Smart appropriate hats available at OSHC for $6 each, they will be stored at OSHC in individual labelled family pockets, it is an option to buy, but if your child comes to Vacation Care with an inappropriate hat, a hat will be given to your child and a $6 charge will be applied to your account.
HIGH VISIBILITY VEST We will be wearing high visibility vests on vacation care excursions, as specified on the program.
RED SHIRT EG. YOUR PE TOP When you see the picture of a red shirt on the program you are encouraged to wear a red t-shirt eg your PE shirt.
NO ELECTRONICS DAY You will notice on this program we have stated a couple of “Electronic free days”. This is something we are bringing back into the program so when the children do bring their Electronics into OSHC/VAC it is more of treat.
FEES Vacation Care Home Day: $50.00 Vacation Care Excursion Day: $65.00 Bookings made in Vacation Care: $65.00
CO-CURRICULAR Please note during vacation care there will be NO co-curricular runs available.
GENERAL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW Please remember Kidsxap is NOT available for vacation care bookings. Bookings are to be made on the bookings form in your Vacation Care Pack, or Via the Weebly website, Bookings will be confirmed once received. Our consent slips need to be signed by yourself on the time of arrival for every excursion attending at OSHC. Please ensure you sign this form and leave a contact number in case of an emergency on the day, as well as signing your child/ren in.
As Vacation care begins please encourage your child/ren to read the program and “what to bring” sheet on a daily basis when attending. It is important they know what they require each day, and have an idea of what the day is going to look like. There will be day’s where your child/ren will be required to bring in different items, whether it be for a dress up day, for a craft that we will be doing, or it may be that they need to wear the appropriate shoes or attire for the day.
Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings when coming to OSHC i.e. hats, drink bottles, lunch boxes and jumpers. We have had a large amount of items that have been left behind from previous vacation cares that have been unnamed and we have been unable to find their owners. Please also remember to check that your child has all of their belongings at the end of the day and to also check our lost property for items that might be yours. Please ensure each child has their own back pack each day, a wheelie/side bags are not acceptable on excursions as they are hard to manoeuvre. A change of clothes is always a good idea in case of any accidents.
You will notice on this program we have stated a couple of “Electronic free days”. This is something we are bringing back into the program so when the children do bring their Electronics into OSHC/VAC it is more of treat.
Please Note the centre is closed from Saturday 22nd of December and reopens on Monday the 7th of January.
Thanks, Your OSHC Educators
What is planned for you these school holidays!
Christmas Time is upon us! We have another awesome program to captivate and engage all children, no matter age or abilities. The first week is a countdown to Christmas with many crafts and activities to embrace the festive season! On Tuesday we have planned a visit to the Allity Aged Care Centre for Christmas craft gift giving and Christmas carolling. On Wednesday we watch The Grinch at Salisbury Cinemas and enjoy some Dr Seuss crafting to tie up our year’s theme of ‘Dr Seuss’. The rest of the week is Christmas celebrations with Crafts, Games and activities and a Party to finish off the year. Week 2 commences after our closure for Christmas and New Year’s! With a huge first week back to start the New Year we have a super hero day, an excursion to Barossa Bowland for bowling and mini golf, a Bubble Bonanza day, a Magic Day and an excursion to STARplex consisting of all the Trinity College OSHC services. The STARplex excursion will be utilising many aspects of STARplex. We will have swimming, gymnastics, court sports and a sensory activity set up for us. Week 3 will see us dressing up as pirates to explore the maritime museum, as well as seeing a pirate play. We have a jam packed spy kid’s day with activities and secret missions, a special visit from the SA Metropolitan Fire Service. The end of the week gives us an opportunity to explore Mega Courts and a Carnival-Circus Day. Games Galore starts us off for a final week of January holidays! A fun filled day with a big screen movie and giant Ker plunk. Tuesday is our water play day and Wednesday our excursion to Wizbang for laser tag, glow in the dark dancing, putt putt and a playground. Thursday is a cultural appreciation day- with crafts, cultural snacks and art. Our final day of January holidays is our Wheelie Day with Pumpt2U coming to OSHC! So bring your bikes, scooters and helmets!! Overall we have many craft experiences and activities arranged for all ages of children! It is going to be a very busy but FUN vacation care, Make sure you book in quickly as excursions can book out fast! Please try to remember that excursions book out, it is important that if you require a certain day to get in early!