BOOKINGS Please ensure that booking forms are sent back to us as soon as possible to secure your child/rens booking. If bookings are made closer to the school holidays, please contact us to make sure we still have availability. Please also remember that any days booked will be charged as an absent and the normal daily fee will be charged. Please note you will still receive your CCB and CCR on absent days, 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. Please also remember that all bookings are to be either paper based or via the website. Kidsxap bookings will not be used over the vacation care period. PLEASE NOTE: Our centre opens at 7:00am during the vacation care period
LATE PICK UP Our service closes at 6 pm each night. If for some reason you cannot collect or arrange for your children to be picked up by that time, please phone us on 8254 5827 and advise us as soon as possible. Late fees will apply.
EXCURSION/INCURSION DAYS As you could imagine, excursion days are extremely busy. If you are booked in on an excursion day, please ensure you are here by the requested time to ensure your child is ready to go. This can be found on the program. Some excursions require additional things, reading the ‘what to bring’ for that day would be recommended so your child doesn’t miss out. For information of the excursions, please refer to the consent information for everything you need to know. On excursion days please ensure you sign the consent form which will be located next to the iPad.
RECESS & LUNCHES 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 one of the Assistant Directors 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.
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. Please remember we have Sun Smart appropriate hats available at OSHC for $6 each, they will be stored at OSHC in individual labelled family pockets, and it is an option to buy, alternatively children can bring in their own sun smart hat. 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.
YELLOW T-SHIRTS We will be wearing yellow T-shirts on some Vacation Care excursions. It is optional for the children to wear their own yellow T-shirt otherwise they will be supplied as specified on the program.
FEES Vacation Care Home Day: $50.00 Bookings made in Vacation Care: $55.00 Vacation Care Excursion Day: $60.00 Bookings made in Vacation Care Excursion day: $65.00
GENERAL INFORMATION For Families making bookings for Vacation Care please use the booking forms provided in your pack, as Kidsxap will not be available. You can access all other information that includes - who, what, when and where on our website www.tcboshc.weebly.com. Our consent slips will still need to be signed by yourself on the day of the excursion 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 how the day is going to run roughly. 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. If your Child/ren doesn’t have these items, it may hinder their participation on the day.
Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings when coming to Vacation Care 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. If you have lost something, please check our lost property bin/table to see if your belongings are in there.
Please ensure each child has their own back pack each day, a wheelie/side bags is not acceptable on excursions as they are hard to manoeuvre. A change of clothes is always a good idea in case of any accidents and messy days.
Regular physical activity is important for the healthy growth, development and well-being of children and pre-teens. At Vacation Care we like to encourage healthy eating, when children have a variety of foods to choose from it expands their learning and enthusiasm for food. If you choose to send your child with a treat for lunch like a cup of noodles or easy mac, please ensure it is labelled and in a throw away or reusable container that can be returned home.
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.
It will be a very busy Vacation Care with more than just excursions and incursions, we will have lots of activities, themes, crafts and experiences for all the children to engage and engross themselves in.
It will be another vacation care to remember…. Book in fast excursions can book out quickly.