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Out of school hours care

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The P&C offers Outside School Hours Care to support Oakleigh families and is currently licensed for up to 105 children a session. This demand in growth for this service has increased significantly over recent years and despite efforts to be accommodating of community needs, in 2020 the service has operated with wait lists for all afternoon sessions.

As much as we would love to accept new families into our service, our managing access, enrolment and booking processes outline for a priority to existing families who have used or are waitlisted to use the service in 2020. This will mean that if the same level of demand continues in 2021 as we have seen in 2020, regrettably new families and also some of our existing families may not be offered their requested places. We welcome all families to submit their requests but strongly encourage them to explore additional options and have a backup plan for care, if we are unable to offer a place.

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: (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

Nita Buttimore – Coordinator

Isabella Lynch – Acting Coordinator

Sophia Armitage – Acting Assistant Coordinator 

Ash Bloomfield – Acting Assistant Coordinator 

Daisy Hughes – Responsible Person in Charge

Geri Wilde – Responsible Person in Charge

Cheyanne Cheshire – Educational Leader 

Declan Ferguson – Responsible Person in Charge

Becky Brake – Educator

Sophie Mather – Educator

April Dingle – Educator 

Alexis Pagomenos – Educator 

Nik Buhse – Educator

Jayden Klemenc – Educator

Miranda Schull – Educator

Ella Villanova-Kaighin – Educator 

Mandy van Deventer – Ops Manager 


Each staff member holds a current First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Suitability Card (a blue card).

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
Kris Plummer – Secretary

Enrolment 2020

 

Oakleigh State School OSHC uses the online enrolment service My Family Lounge. If you are interested in your child/children attending Oakleigh State School OSHC, please click on the Register button at the bottom of this page to register and create an enrolment request for your family. If a place is available for your child you will receive an offer via email and may then enrol your child to our service.

Once registered, families may click on the Sign In button above or use the My Family Lounge app for tablets and smartphones (Apple Store or Google Play) to manage extra days & cancellations.

Existing families will be asked to re-enrol at the beginning of each school year.  

See our 2021 enrolment process.

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 EziDebit form. EziDebit 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 Parent Handbook (PDF, 265KB)​​.


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Last reviewed 12 November 2020
Last updated 12 November 2020