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Australia Street (Outside School Hours Care)
The Before School Care operates Monday to Friday from 7am until school or pre-school opens each morning. After School Care operates Monday to Friday from 3pm until 6pm. Australia Street OSHC on the whole maintains a carer to children ratio equal to, or greater than, 1:10 and always has two or more carers on duty. We serve breakfast at Before School Care and afternoon tea at After School Care.  Enrolment Forms, information packs and booking forms are available from the OSHC office at Lennox House or Online.


Enquiries and Staff
See the Co-ordinator, Vikki Butler for enquiries regarding enrolments and bookings, programming, policies, administration and Quality Assurance, fees, CCB or CCR, and statements. We encourage feedback and input from parents in relation to the program, policies or other issues relating to the centre. The Australia Street OSHC Committee members are also available to address your concerns.

Bookings
Booked days are regular days of the week throughout a term and charged at the discount rate if paid for in advance. Casual bookings are extra or irregular days, charged at the standard rate. If bookings are not paid in advance they will be charged at the standard rate. To be booked in for a day means that day is paid for two weeks in advance and may not be swapped for another day. If you are unable to attend, you will not be refunded for the day. If you wish to attend extra days, standard rates will apply. At the beginning of first term, you must pay a month in advance for Before and After School Care and fortnightly after that. Vacation Care bookings can be made through our OSHC area of the school website – once bookings are made they are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the place with someone from the waiting list.

Fees Payment
Fees can be paid between the hours of 7-9am and 2.30-6pm. Payments can be paid by eftpos, credit card or cheque. Computer receipts are subsequently processed on a fortnightly basis.

Australia Street OSHC Publications
Every week we publish news in the school newsletter. The weekly program and menu can be found on our notice board.  Periodically we publish documents and programs for parents to download that relate to programs that we are running, centre policies and/or policies that require community consultation.



 

Child Care Benefit (CCB)

Australia St OSHC is an Approved Centre for Child Care Benefit (CCB) and is able to offer a weekly reduction in fees for Before, After and Vacation Care. All parents are entitled to a % off the government scheduled fee for child care and may receive up to 100% off. To register for Child Care Benefit, phone the Family Assistance Office on 13 6150. Quote Australia Street OSHC service provider numbers:

  • After-Care 406 019 271 T
  • Before-care 406 019 260 H
  • Vacation-care 406 019 277 S
 
Casual Usage
Please contact us by email or phone on 9516 3756 or mobile 0410 455 756 to make sure we are able to accommodate your child.  On acceptance of the booking please inform the School or Pre-School that your child will be attending so they know we will collect them. Casual bookings must be paid for on or before the day. If your child does not attend, you will still have to pay for the booking because we may have had to hire an extra staff member to comply with ratios. We are a not for profit service so we seek you prompt attention and understanding with our booking policy.

A community Partnership
Australia Street OSHC (unlike other OSHC services) is a school based service of Australia Street Infants School. It is managed and run by ASSCO (Australia Street Infants School Community Organisation) in partnership with the school. Through this partnership we are able to provide a commitment to deliver a high quality service for all students, whilst also ensuring that all staff are trained and adhere to NSW Department of Education and Training policies including those relating to child protection and codes of conduct.
Further Information If you would like further information on our Before and After Care service or Vacation care programs please feel free to contact the Australia Street OSHC office on 9516 3756 where our centre coordinator will be more than happy to discuss our programs, availability of places and other questions you may have.
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