Director: Judy Jones

Contact number: 0418 814 057

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sheidow Park OSHC/Vacation Care provides quality care for school aged children and operates within all the regulatory and legislative requirements, including the National Quality framework and My Time Our Place framework. 

We ensure that all experiences offered to children in our care meet these outcomes and guidelines.                                             

Our commitment is to meet the needs of individual children in our care, their parents, caregivers and the community, through a continuous improvement plan.

The program is set in a safe, supportive and friendly environment, encouraging the learning and development of individual children, whilst encouraging positive attitudes, value of play, respect for others and responsibility.

We encourage appropriate behaviour of children by helping them connect to their world through collaborative learning opportunities, discussion and positive reinforcement.

To ensure we are tailoring activities to suit our children, Educators actively engage children in rich learning experiences, whilst building and maintaining positive, respectful and meaningful relationships.

Through our diverse program, we aim to provide exceptional care, whilst meeting and respecting the cultural and individual strengths and capabilities of all children in our care. This is achieved by reflecting and evaluating on their individual learning and development. 

Our goal is to offer a safe, welcoming, fun and creative program that provides children with the opportunity to develop friendships, become effective communicators, experience life skills, and develop their self-esteem. 

REGULATORY AND QUALITY REQUIREMENTS

Our programs are required to meet Commonwealth and State regulations. These include the National Quality Framework, National Law and the My Time, our Place Learning Framework for School Age Care in Australia.

Sheidow Park School Governing Council is the operating body for Our OSHC and Vacation care services.

SESSIONS TIMES

Before School care

7.00am to 9.00am

After School care

3.10pm to 6.20pm

Early finish Tuesday

2.20pm to 3.10pm

End of term

2.10pm to 3.10pm

Pupil Free Day

7.00am to 6.00pm

Vacation Care

7.00am to 6.00pm

OSHC ENROLMENT

If you wish to access the service you are required to register. A current OSHC/ Vacation Care enrolment form and the Family Information Handbook can be collected from OSHC, or accessed via the OHSC publications. Please visit our service during a session time with your child to meet the educators, become familiar with the OSHC hall and for us to obtain the relevant information we require. An OSHC registration fee of $20.00 per family is annually debited to your OSHC account at the time of enrolment.

Information on fees, policies and procedures is included in the Family Information Handbook, which can be accessed via OSHC publications. 

Child Care Subsidy is available to approved families, and your percentage will determined by your combined family income. For further information on Child Care Subsidy please contact Department of Human Services.gov.au/families.

At the end of each school year, registered families will be required to re-new their enrolment in order to access OSHC/ Vacation Care for the following school year. Parents must complete an enrolment form and any relevant medical forms annually; however, if family circumstances, contacts or any other relevant information should change during the year, families must advise the Director immediately.

VACATION CARE ENROLMENT

To be able to attend Vacation Care you must have a completed current OSHC/ Vacation Care enrolment form. Vacation Care booking sheets will be made available from week 7 each term, to book your dates required. 

These forms must be completed and returned to OSHC prior to Vacation Care. Book within the specified booking dates, and receive the Early bird rate of $60.00 per day. Standard rate usually $65.00 per day. 

A $50.00 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place.

Vacation Care runs for the entire duration of Term 1, 2, and 3 school holiday periods (closed public holidays) during Term 4 school holidays, care is provide for 4 of the 6 weeks. For more information please contact Judy Jones, Director on 0418 814 057 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID -19 UPDATE 

Update on Covid-19 – Re OSHC arrival and departure 

As you are aware changes have been implemented regarding entry and collection of students from school & OSHC– this is to support social distancing and maintaining the minimum amount of people in our School.

The OSHC Service will be implementing the following procedure for arrival and collection of children each session from the OSHC Hall.

The OSHC Hall door will be locked at all times!

No Parents can enter the OSHC hall.

Parents are now required to knock on the door/ or ring the OSHC mobile and wait for an Educator.

Procedure for the BSC session

  • RING DOORBELL
  • Your child’s arrival will be documented & your name will be recorded
  • An Educator will sign in on your behalf

Procedure for the ASC session

  • RING DOORBELL/ring OSHC Mobile phone and wait for Educator
  • If children are playing on the asphalt outside, please ring the OSHC mobile phone and we will deliver your child/children back through the OSHC hall for collection by you. 
  • An Educator will sign in on your behalf
  • Your name will be recorded to ensure that correct authorized persons are collecting your child as per your OSHC enrolment form.

We are encouraging the social distancing of 1.5 metres between children, continuing to ensure good hygiene practices are maintained, such as washing hands, tables and equipment used during the sessions.

We wish to thank you for your support and understanding, during these difficult and uncertain times.

Judy Jones 

And the OSHC Team