(OSHC) After School Care & Vacation Care
The service is based on the First Floor of the Ahepa Building on College’s Junior Campus, 54 Rose Street, Mile End.
Days and Hours of Operation: After School Care: Monday – Friday 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Vacation Care: Vacation Care will be operational during the Term 3 break as follows;
- Monday 2nd October to Friday 13th October
Please see Vacation Care Term 3 2023 Program Overview
The St George College Out of School Hours Care in an approved Service in accordance with the Education and Early Childhood Services (Registration and Standards) Act 2011.
- After School Care is available for ELC to Year 4 students on the Junior Campus from 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
- Homework Club is open to Year 5 to Year 7 students on the Senior Campus from 3.10pm to 5.00pm.
- Vacation Care is offered to ELC to Year 7 students during school holidays on the Junior Campus.
Both After School Care and Vacation Care services include afternoon tea, as well as access to fresh drinking water and sunscreen. To ensure the safety of students and staff, a minimum of two staff members are present at all times to provide exceptional staff-to-child ratios and quality service delivery.
Our centre’s versatile open plan area upstairs in the AHEPA building is designed to provide comfort and relaxation and promote creativity and play, and there is tabled seating areas for projects, activities and homework. There are also many areas to suit all weather activities such as, the courtyard and jungle gym, drive-through, the hall, art room, library, the block and Senior Campus gymnasium.
The program is guided by the outcomes defined in the My Time Our Place framework and is enriched with input from students, parents, carers and educators. The My Time Our Place Framework outcomes include:
- Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
- Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Outcome 4: Children and confident and involved learners
- Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Our Centre is designed to meet the recreational and social needs of all the children in our care and aims to provide a safe, engaging and relaxed environment for children. The children are encouraged to take part in the development of the program so that we can provide play and leisure opportunities that are meaningful to them. Educators work in collaboration with children and in partnership with families, and carefully evaluate and draw on their professional knowledge to inform further planning based on the children’s needs and interests to create a program that is inclusive, exciting and innovative.
We offer afternoon tea during After School Care and Vacation Care with a menu that incorporates a balance of healthy and varied food options. The children are involved in the menu design and they are encouraged to try new foods and explore food from different cultures.
All families intending to use the service must complete the Application for Enrolment Form. Allocated places are subject to the St George College OSHC Terms and Conditions. Families who do not secure a place will go onto our waiting list. Bookings are managed via the Xplor Home App which is available on iOS and Android devices. Families will be notified of their respective application(s) as soon as possible.
After School Care (OSHC)
|Casual (per day/per student)||$28.50|
|Permanent (per day/per student)||$26.00|
|Early Learning children (per day/per student)||$21.00|
|Full week (per day/per student)||$21.00|
- Casual bookings: A one-off booking or a booking made on the day.
- Permanent bookings: Consistently booked in advance each term, less than 5 days per week.
- Full week: A permanent booking of 5 days a week.
|Daily (per day/per student)||$60.00|
|Full week (per day/per student)||$48.00|
Additional costs are applicable for some activities in Vacation Care. These activities are compulsory unless expressly stated otherwise.
Late Collection Fees:
A fee of $25.00 per 15 minutes (or any part thereof) will apply after 6.00pm during ASC and 6:00pm during Vacation Care. The College incurs additional costs in these circumstances and the application of additional fees to your account for Late Collection are not negotiable. Please notify us as soon as possible if you are likely to be delayed in collection. Any such notification does not affect the application of Late Collection Fees.
Accounts and Payments:
Family OSHC Accounts are maintained separately from College Family Accounts. Fees are payable in advance of each week’s booking schedule. The fees to be charged for each week will be based upon the Fees for Bookings for the following week, with an adjustment for any additional bookings for the preceding week and any applicable Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Account holders can view their current statement in the Xplor Home app. All payments are fulfilled by direct debit via XPay, with options for payment via bank account and credit card. Surcharges apply to all credit card transactions as outlined in the XPay Terms and Conditions in the Xplor Home App. No adjustments will be made to Fees payable due to absences or changes in personal circumstances that result in a scheduled service not being utilised. Fees for services not utilised will not be refunded.
Child Care subsidy (CCS):
The College’s OSHC Service is approved to operate for the purposes of the Australian Government’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS). We note that some families may not be eligible for CCS. We strongly recommend that you obtain a Centrelink CRN for each child and explore your eligibility for CCS.
Changes to gap fee payments from July 2023:
From 1 July 2023, you must pay the gap fee using electronic means. The gap fee is the difference between your full fee and your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) amount. Electronic funds transfer, or EFT, is when a customer pays a bill using electronic means. Most families already use EFT to pay the gap fee. We will only accept EFT payments from 1 July. If you already use EFT to pay gap fees, you don’t need to do anything. Exceptions are available in limited circumstances. This change will help the government protect CCS against fraud and non-compliance.
- Bookings can only be accepted from families who have completed the Application for Enrolment Form at least 2 working days prior to the first booking. We therefore encourage you to complete the Application for Enrolment Form as soon as possible.
- It is a government requirement that enrolment details be updated annually. Parents/Guardians are required to confirm their personal details and bookings annually for each child.
- It is the responsibility of parents to notify the OSHC of any changes to booking and enrolment details throughout the year.
If you have any questions about our After School Care or Vacation Care service, please contact:
M: 0427 991 747