Out of Hours Care
Welcome to the St Mark’s Primary School Camp Australia Outside School Hours Care.
We aim to deliver a well planned, exciting and organised program of activities and experiences suited to primary aged children! Through these experiences the children will develop positive values towards a physically active lifestyle, enhance their self esteem, independence, leadership skills and nurture relationships with their peers. Programs are designed to enhance the development of children’s skills, knowledge and understanding in physical, social, emotional and intellectual areas.
Out of School Hours Care Direct Line: 0423 793 677
Camp Australia Head Office: 1300 105 343
Camp Australia website: http://www.campaustralia.com.au/
Who we are:
To make sure the care and supervision we provide your children with is second to none, Camp Australia put us through a number of training courses; and our Program Coordinator holds first aid & food handling qualifications. To make sure we keep getting better, our Coordinator also attends Professional Development Days each term!
Coordinator: Marie Bazerque
Location: The Service is located in the school hall at St Mark’s Primary School.
Hours of Operation
Before School Care: 7.00am-8.45am
After School Care: 3.30pm-6.00pm
Interested in using the Service? Next Steps:
To help us provide a quality service that meets the National Standards, all families that wish to use the program must complete an Enrolment Form in full prior to the child attending the service. This is to ensure that we have the correct child and guardian information, are notified of any medical or development needs, and know your booking choices, billing procedure and Child Care Benefit information.
When completing the Enrolment Form, you will indicate what type of booking you need to make. At Camp Australia we have three types of bookings:
Permanent Booking: These bookings carry over each week until notification of a change to the booking is received by Camp Australia. These must be weekly bookings for the duration of the term.
Causal Booking: These bookings need to be made by 5 pm of the day prior to care. This ensures we have the appropriate staffing ratios and resources in line with national standards.
Emergency/On the Day Booking: Despite our best efforts things can crop up! To help you manage this we will do our best to accommodate you, although a position cannot be guaranteed at this late stage.
Cancellations need to be made one week prior to the scheduled date of attendance, otherwise the full fee will be charged, unless a medical certificate is supplied. We need this notice to make sure we plan the staff rosters accordingly, and don’t have to cancel shifts, and also to avoid wastage of food.
If you do need to cancel your child/children’s attendance for a service, please let us know – that way we are sure your child is safe. Cancellations need to be made by the Parent or Guardian, not by the child.
Signing in and out
We hold the safety of your children as being paramount, and so require all children to be signed in and out of each session by an authorised adult. We will only allow those people you nominate on your Enrolment Form to collect your child/children.
Childcare benefit (CCB) & 50% Family Rebate
To be eligible to receive a discount on your fees you are required to be registered for Child Care Benefit. For further information and application forms please contact The Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50. You must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for the Child Care Tax Rebate.
You must have:
• Used child care during the year
• Have received Child Care benefit
• Worked or had work related commitments at some time during the period.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can get 50% of your out of pocket expenses for approved care up to a maximum of $7,500 (indexed) per child per year.
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Program and Activities
At St Mark’s Primary School, your OSHC Program is designed by us, with input from the children and parents! Based on this we deliver a number of activities including art & crafts, computers and sport. Our number one goal is to ensure every experience is FUN, QUALITY, ENGAGING and SAFE!
To ensure the children get off to the best start for the day, we provide a healthy and nutritious breakfast to make the body and mind perform at its best!
We also provide the children with a healthy and nutritious snack and refreshing drink on arrival at the program each afternoon...making sure they’ve got lots of energy to have FUN!