After School Care

The school operates an After School Care Programme every day that the school is open. It runs from 2.50 until 6.00pm. Our supervisor is Tracey Page. We are able to take 40 students each day. Casuals are taken daily provided that day is not full with permanent bookings. To secure a place booking is essential.

Enrolment is necessary, please complete an After School Care enrolment form and give it to Tracey at After School Care, or to Coralie or Emma in the school office.

Enrolment

Enrolment is finalised upon completion of an enrolment form and the signing of this sheet.  Please inform staff of any relevant changes to your enrolment details.  It is crucial we have up-to-date information.

Meals

We will provide afternoon tea.  Please ensure that your child does not bring extra sweets or “junk” food.

Absences

Once your child’s name is on the roll, we expect him / her to be at the programme unless we have been notified by the parent / caregiver.  Making a quick phone call to the school office (telephone 479-6878) before 2.30pm easily does this.  Your message is always passed on.  If we have not been notified and your child does not arrive we do EVERYTHING we can to locate her / him.

Your child’s safety is paramount to us!

Signing your child in and out

Each day when you collect your child, it is essential that you sign your child out in the daily roll book.  The supervisor will show you where this is.  We need to know that your child has gone home safely.

Fees

1 child until 4.30pm = $12 per day = $60 per week
2 children until 4.30pm = $19 per day = $95 per week
3 children until 4.30pm = $24 per day = $120 per week

1 child until 6.00pm = $14 per day = $70 per week
2 children until 6.00pm = $23 per day = $115 per week
3 children until 6.00pm = $30 per day = $150 per week

To operate efficiently we require that fees be on time.  At the beginning of each term an invoice is issued and payment is required within 7 days.  Families using After School Care on a casual basis must pay when collecting their children.

Payments can be made via Internet Banking, EFTPOS, cheque or cash through the office and a receipt will be issued. Annual receipts are distributed at the end of the financial year. Fees are tax deductible.

Policies and Procedures

Please see the supervisor if you wish to view our Policies and Procedures booklet. It contains detailed information on health and safety, making complaints, employment practices, etc.

Behaviour management

We use behaviour management techniques that encourage positive self-esteem development. It is our goal to ensure that children and families experience an environment where they are safe, secure, respected and their dignity is protected. This is done through the use of positive reinforcement and a stimulating and varied programme to ensure against boredom. Every effort will be made to help your child settle into the programme.

Emergencies

Our staff members are trained to deal with emergencies.  In the case of a serious accident involving your child the staff will contact you and take your child to the nearest medical facility.  In a civil emergency the staff will remain at the centre until all the children are collected.

Excursions

Parents will be informed before any children are taken on outings.  You will be asked to complete a permission slip.  Whenever the group leaves the centre a note will be left informing callers of its whereabouts.

Child safety

The programme has a detailed child protection policy, which includes the reporting of any suspected child abuse to the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services.

Complaints

The programme has a complaints procedure.  If you have any problems please approach the supervisor, co-ordinator if necessary, or the principal and they will be happy to assist you with your concerns.

Sick children

Please do not send along sick children, as we do not have the facilities to care for them.  If a child becomes ill during programme hours, parents will be called and asked to collect them.

Late Fee

Children need to be picked up before 6.00pm so the school can be closed up and security set by 6.00pm.  Children not picked up by 6.00pm will be minded and a late fee will be charged.  The charge for this will be $20.00 for the first 15minutes and is payable to the After School Care Supervisor personally at the time of pick up.

6.00pm – 6.15pm $20.00 then an additional $10.00 every 5 minutes after 6.15pm

If you have any queries or concerns, the supervisor is always available for you.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child.