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Out of school hours care

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A message from the Oakleigh P&C Executive Team:

Over many years, the P&C has undertaken the responsibility of providing Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) to support Oakleigh families. The demand in growth for this service has continued to increase significantly over recent years and despite efforts to be accommodating of community needs, the P&C has not been in a position to scale up the service to meet this demand in a sustainable way.

In late September 2021, the community asked the school leadership team to start the process of identifying an external service provider to takeover the delivery of this service from the P&C with the goal of growing the service to meet the ever-increasing community demand.

A tender process can take up to six months and as a result a likely handover is anticipated to occur after term 1 2022. The P&C is aiming to continue to operate the service for existing OSHC families in this interim period (Term 4 2021 and Term 1 2022), until an external provider is in place. Given a new provider is likely to conduct their own separate enrolment processes in Term 1 (in anticipation of a Term 2 handover), the P&C will unfortunately not be accepting new families into the service during this interim period unless they are a priority 1 family.

The P&C understand this is an uncertain time for the Oakleigh families who will not be able to access the OSHC service in the interim period. We wish to let families know that beyond this uncertainty we are striving for an outcome that is the best for the longevity of the service and community. The school leadership team will keep the Oakleigh community up to date as more information becomes available about the progress on identifying an external provider that will meet the needs and culture of the Oakleigh community.​

Out of school hours care

Oakleigh Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) has been operating since 1990. Over the years the service has grown and now provides care for Before School, After School, Vacation breaks and on Pupil Free Days for primary-aged children in the community. Before school care operates from 6.30am to 9.00am and After school care operates from 3.00pm till 6.00pm. The children are offered breakfast and afternoon tea and the staff are highly qualified and cater to their differing needs. Oakleigh OSHC provides a quality school age child care program in a caring, safe and stimulating environment that enhances children’s development through a variety of activities, such as sports, arts and craft, cooking and games. We follow the My Time, Our Place framework for school aged care, which concentrates on outcomes such as developing a sense of identity, each child’s connection and contribution to their world, children’s health & wellbeing (physical, social & emotional), and children becoming involved learners and effective communicators. 

​Oakleigh OSHC is licensed under the Education and Care Services National Law and complies with the Education and Care Services National Regulations with requirements relating to activities, experiences and programs, child/staff ratios and the qualifications relating to staff.

 

Please be aware you must inform us if your child is not at school as we are separate entities.​

Contact details

Telephone: Mobile - BEST contact no: 0448 011 467
(07) 3366 0259 (24 hour answering machine)

Email: oakleighoshc@gmail.com


Hours of operation

Before school care: 6.30am to 9.00am​​​
 
After school care: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
 
Vacation care: 6.30am to 6.00pm

Pupil free days: 6.30am to 6.00pm
 
 
 
 
 OSHC room
 


Staff

Isabella Lynch – Coordinator

Ash Bloomfield – Educations / Admin Officer​

Daisy Hughes – Responsible Person in Charge

Geri Wilde – Responsible Person in Charge

Ella Villanova-Kaighin – Responsible Person in Charge

Alexis Pagomenos – Responsible Person in Charge

Declan Ferguson – Responsible Person in Charge

Ayden Bensink - Responsible person in charge

Cheyanne Cheshire – Educational Leader 

Becky Brake – Educator

Sophie Mather – Educator 

Nik Buhse – Educator

Miranda Schull – Educator

Stuart Wilkinson - Educator 

Stuart Wilkinson - Educator

Georgia Forster - Educator

Jonah Peseta-Williams - Educator

Alex Leyshon - Educator

Tammy Drake - OSHC Chef

Mandy van Deventer – P&C Ops Manager 


Each staff member holds a current Working with Children Suitability Card (a blue card). Each shift has a staff member/s with a qualified first aide and CPR qualifications.

Oakleigh State School OSHC Sub-Committee

The OSHC Sub-Committee (a subcommittee of the P&C) consists of volunteers who give their time to guide and support the OSHC service.

OSHC Subcommittee

Kylie Butterworth – Chairperson
Peter Robb – Treasurer
Hayley Harr – Secretary

Enrolment

For 2021 enrolment details please contact the OSHC Management Team on
oakleighopsmanager@gmail.com​
Phone: (07) 3366 0259

Fees

Fees are reviewed each year and are detailed in the Fee Schedule located in the links section. Please take note of booking and cancellation deadlines. 


Payments

A required form is the Idebit form. Idebit is an automatic payment system which we process at the end of each week, when we also email statements to families. Payments will be withdrawn from family bank accounts or credit cards early on the following week.

Eligibility

Oakleigh State School OSHC is open to all primary school children and may be used on a permanent or casual basis.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Childcare subsidy is a payment made to eligible families to assist with the cost of work or study related childcare, this is made directly to the service to reduce your fees. 

Please contact Family Assistance Office (FAO) - telephone number: 136 150 to clarify your eligibility. 

FAO provides families with a CCS assessment notice, which includes Customer reference numbers (CRN) that should be provided to Oakleigh State School OSHC in order to receive these benefits.

Medications

Only medication prescribed by a doctor will be allowed in Oakleigh State School OSHC. Parents need to present OSHC with the following:


  • Oakleigh State School OSHC medication authority form

  • Letter from the doctor

  • The medication in the original package with a pharmacist's label stating the child's name, dosage, frequency of administration, date of dispensing and the expiry date.

Extra-Curricular Activities

If your child/children are required to attend non-OSHC activities (i.e. swimming, running club, band practice, young innovators program) while enrolled at OSHC, please complete the Extra activity permission form available from the OSHC office.

Vacation Care program

Each school holiday OSHC runs a Vacation care program. A Vacation care registration form must be completed for each Vacation care program throughout the year. Every Vacation care program will be released to the OSHC webpage two weeks prior to the commencement of each Vacation care period. All forms can be downloaded and viewed from the links on this page. 

During the first week the program will be released and available for booking for Oakleigh State School State School OSHC parents only, thus giving them one week priority for bookings. During the following two weeks the booking will then open to students from Oakleigh State School. 

For more information, please read the Oakleigh OSHC family handbook.


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Last reviewed 02 October 2021
Last updated 02 October 2021