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 a 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 event at the service 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 CCS, 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. Please ensure each child has their own back pack each day, wheelie/side bags arenot acceptable as they are hard to manoeuvre. A change of clothes is always a good idea in case of any accidents. Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings and to check that your child has all of their belongings at the end of the day. Check our lost property for items that might be yours. Please ensure your children are wearing ENCLOSED SHOES.
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 a Supervisor 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 Hat Policy 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. If you would like to purchase a Sun Smart appropriate hat we have them available for $6. If your child comes to Vacation Care without a hat or with an inappropriate hat, one of these hats will be given to your child and a $6 charge will be applied to your account, for every hat supplied.
Excursions: Red Shirt eg. School PE Top A red shirt MUST be worn on excursion days. You will see the red t-shirt icon on the program to prompt you what days it needs to be worn. We encourage your child to wear their Red PE Top on these days. If your child is not wearing a red t-shirt on an excursion day they will be required to wear a high visibility vest we provide. Wearing a red t-shirt on excursions has now become a policy.
No Electronics Days When you see the electronic free symbol your children are not permitted to bring their electronics on these days. Our programming for these days is based on the day being electronic free. All other days children are allowed to bring their electronics. On arrival they must be signed into the electronics box in the office, with an educator. Children are permitted to use their electronics during the allocated times throughout the day.
Fees Vacation Care Home Day: $50.00 Vacation Care Excursion Day: $65.00 Bookings made in Vacation Care: $65.00
Co- Curricular Please note on pupil free days and during vacation care there will be NO co-curricular runs available.
Please Note the centre is closed on Public Holidays.