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Out of School Hours Care OSHC

 
 
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provides before and after school care and vacation care for children currently enrolled and commenced attendance at Kenmore South State School. Our service is run by the KSSS Parents and Citizen’s Association, not an independent organisation, and facilitated by the Coordinator of the service, Tanya McGill.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Outside Hours School Care program for 2017, please print and complete the OSHC-enrolment-form(PDF,548KB)
Once completed, please hand this form into the OSHC office, currently located in the OSHC facility, near the lower school entrance on Glen Frew Street.
 
Purpose
This is a non-profit activity of Kenmore South State School providing before school, after school and vacation care to the school community. The program operates on school days from 6.30a.m. to 9.00a.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. During school holidays and pupil free days, the program operates from 6.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The outside school hours care (OSHC) program aims to provide:
· quality age appropriate childcare
· a safe, caring and friendly environment
· a range of fun indoor and outdoor activities
· a nutritious snack and drink
Staff
Activities and play are supervised by experienced and responsible caregivers with a maximum ratio of one (1) adult to fifteen (15) children. This complies with the national standards for outside school hours care. All staff are blue cardholders and are identifiable by their uniform.
Venue
The custom built OSHC facility and the school grounds are available for supervised use by children in the OSHC program.
Fees
Please refer to the OSHC Enrolment Form for Fees Policy detail for permanent bookings, casual bookings and vacation care. Government childcare benefit is available to all eligible families. For further information, contact your local family assistance office.
Payment Terms
Payment terms as per your Enrolment Form are 14 days. Statements are issued via email every fortnight with the balances on account. All fees are due and payable within 14 days unless an alternate agreement has been approved with P&C administration.
If you wish to discuss your account, please contact the OHSC Accounts Administration Officer directly on 0423 033 069 or via email Rachael.metcalf@ksss-pnc.org.au.
Enrolments
Any family wishing to use the program, whether on a full-time, part-time or casual basis must first complete an Enrolment Form. The program reserves the right to exclude any child whose behaviour is unacceptable.
Bookings
All bookings, cancellations and messages can made via email or phone contact details, subject to the policy guidelines in the Enrolment Form. A mobile phone is also taken on all excursions.
Children's Responsibilities
Normal school time behaviour is expected at all OSHC programs. This includes RESPECT for self, RESPECT for others and RESPECT for property. The school code of conduct will be enforced.
Parent Responsibilities
Parents, or a nominated adult, must be responsible for collecting children from the OSHC Room by 6.00 p.m. A penalty will be incurred for lateness, as advised in the Administration fees applicable in the Enrolment Form.
It is essential for parents to report to a staff member when collecting children, and to sign the attendance book. No child can be accepted for care unless a CURRENT enrolment form, with relevant emergency contact information, is in the possession of staff. Please notify staff of any changes to information. Parent involvement in the service is always welcome.
Vacation Care
A vacation care program operates during the school holidays and on pupil free days from 6.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. It is available to all children who are currently enrolled at KSSS. A timetable of activities and costs is available prior to each holiday block.