St Joseph’s OOSH offers centre based child care for children attending St Joseph’s Primary School, enabling parents/carers to pursue work, study/training or other activities.
Our service offers Before School and After School Care during term time, and Vacation Care during school holidays and pupil free days.
We comply with State Regulations and licensing requirements and abide by the National Quality Standard, National Regulations, National Law, National Quality Framework and follow the My Time Our Place philosophy.
As a fully approved service, eligible families can take advantage of the governments Child Care Subsidy (CCS) scheme.
Our exciting program utilises all the facilities and services at our disposal, ensuring the children are developing their life skills in a safe, healthy, fun and educational way.
Hours of Operation
- Before School Care: 6:30am to 8.30am
- After School Care: 3.00pm to 6.30pm
- Vacation Care / Pupil Free Days: 7:00am to 6:00pm
St Joseph’s OOSH employs a professional team of appropriately qualified, trained, experienced and caring employees who are highly motivated and supported.
Our promise to you is to build and improve our OOSH Programs to enrich the lives of your children. We will continue to provide our staff with ongoing professional training and studies.
Your Child’s Health & Safety
Our team are there to provide your children with a safe, happy and caring place to be.
Our team members have Current Working With Children Check (WWCC), Child Protection Awareness Training, First Aid Officer Training and Anaphylaxis & Asthma Awareness Training.
St Joseph’s OOSH provides a healthy breakfast and afternoon tea every day. Healthy, fresh and nutritious. We are a nut free environment.
BOOKINGS – PH: 0493 401 708
Before School Care / After School Care / Vacation Care / Pupil Free Day
Frequently Asked Questions
Please read through our FAQ below by clicking on the question of interest.
What activities will be offered to the children at After School Care?
We aim to deliver a wide range of activities that will not only be educational but lots of fun. Programs will be based around the interest and suggestions of the children enrolled in our service. Example of activities: Cooking Classes, Outdoor Sporting Games, Community Garden, Board Games, Art n Craft Workshops etc.
Is there food/drink provided at Before School Care and After School Care?
Before School Care: Breakfast is supplied to children arriving before 7.45am.
After School Care: Afternoon tea/light snack is supplied to all children at the service.
I’m not sure what my rebate is, and/or what it is going to cost me. What should I do?
St Joseph’s OOSH is eligible to provide Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
To get an accurate figure on your out-of-pocket expense, please contact Family Assistance Office (PH:136150) to ensure you are registered for CCS.
How do I enrol my child/ren?
Every family must complete an Enrolment Form containing details of each child seeking inclusion into our service.
Once an Enrolment Form has been submitted, all new families will be contacted and asked to attend an orientation meeting prior to acceptance. At this meeting, we will discuss any special requirements that may be necessary to ensure your child/ren can be fully included in our program. A ‘Notification Of Change Of Detail’ is required to be filled out yearly.
What’s the difference between a permanent booking and a casual booking?
A ‘Permanent Booking’ is where a child is booked in on regular days for a 10 week school term and has completed the enrolment process.
A ‘Casual Booking’ is where a child attends on an occasional or irregular basis and has completed the enrolment process.
What are the Service Fees? *
- Before School Care $26.00 – ($2.60 per day with 90% CCS Rebate Applied)
- After School Care $30.00 – ($3.00 per day with 90% CCS Rebate Applied)
Extra Day Required
- Before School Care $30.00 – ($8.40 per day with 90% CCS Rebate Applied)
- After School Care $40 – ($4.00 per day with 90% CCS Rebate Applied)
Vacation Care / Pupil Free Day
- $70 plus excursion cost – (from $7.00 per day with 90% CCS Rebate Applied)
* Per child per session
I am separated from my partner, can we have separate accounts for my child?
St Joseph’s OOSH management will work with you to find a solution to meet your needs. Each partner who has a separate financial responsibility for your child/ren will require their own account/enrolment.
It is also important to note that St Joseph’s OOSH has strict requirements around signing children in and out of our service. Specifically, authorised adults are only permitted to leave with their child if safety, parental wishes, and custody requirements are adhered to.
What if my child has special requirements and/or requires medication?
If your child has a medical condition such as asthma or anaphylaxis you need to discuss this with the Nominated Supervisor/Responsible Person during your orientation meeting.
Our team will create a Risk Minimisation Plan with you based on your child’s medical/special requirements that identifies and reduces risks to your child’s health when attending our service and allows maximum possible inclusion in our program.
Custody arrangements are in place, how can I ensure these are adhered to?
To ensure your child’s care is appropriately managed, we will require a copy of any applicable court orders, parenting orders or parenting plans. We will review the information and the documents will be attached to the child’s records.
All information is treated confidentially and with sensitivity. If there are any changes, we ask that you notify us promptly. Where a court order, parenting order or parenting plan has been provided, we will ensure all necessary Educators are aware the orders are in place.
If an attempt is made to breach orders, the parent/guardian with custody entitlements will be contacted immediately. The police may also be called.
How can I find out more information?
What are the hours of operation?
Before School Care:
6.30am to 8.30am
After School Care:
3.00pm to 6.30pm
Vacation Care / Pupil Free Day: 7.00am to 6.00pm
Click on any of the following to download our ‘FAMILY HANDBOOK’ (PDF)
Family Assistance Office
The Family Assistance Office can help you with the cost of raising children. Some of the benefits available are: Family Tax Benefit A & B, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and more.
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is the body that sets the standards for the Childcare Industry.
Family Relationships Australia
Provides information, support, and services to assist families to build better relationships.
Cancer Council NSW
Provides information about how to protect your child when out in the sun.
Provides information about asthma and tips on how you can manage it.
Information and Fast Facts provide bite-sized, easy to read and trustworthy information on allergies and other immune diseases.
Australian Dental Association
Information on how to care for your teeth.
Information on when to immunise your child, and the types of immunisation available for children.
Child Accident and Prevention Foundation provides information and resources on how to help keep your child safe in and around the home.
Royal Lifesaving Society
Provides information on how to keep your child safe around water, including pool safety at home.
Is a free, confidential, and anonymous telephone and online counselling service specifically aimed at young people ages 5 – 25 years.
A great resource from Beyond Blue for parents to foster children’s resilience.
Information for parents on child development, families, schools and services in their area.
Australian Childhood Foundation
The Australian Childhood Foundation works to make children’s safety and welfare a priority.
Early Childhood Australia
Information and resources on current issues regarding families and children.
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) seeks to resource and network child welfare professionals and practitioners working to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening before it starts, through the provision of parenting brochures, training, support networks and information.
Bullying No Way
Provides information about what bullying is and how you can help prevent it.
Food Standards Australia
Provides information on Food Safety Standards.
Information on providing healthy foods and exercise for children. A health initiative to encourage children and families to eat 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each day.
Aussie Childcare Network
This website can be utilised as a resource to network with other Educators, gather information about children’s development or to find resources to assist with planning
Need More Information?
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The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.
Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating.
To find out more visit https://www.acecqa.gov.au/