The Out of School Hours Care Centre offers before and after school care as well as all-day care during vacations and pupil-free days. It is licensed to care for school-aged children from Pre-Primary upwards. The Principal oversees operations at the Centre and it is managed by a Supervising Officer. The Centre has a policy of having a minimum of 2 staff members rostered at any given time. Adjustments are made accordingly when numbers increase.
The Centre is a child-focused place where children, families and staff are valued as individuals. Children are encouraged to develop their full potential within a safe, caring and supportive environment and the value of play is acknowledged.
The Centre is within the grounds of Orana Catholic Primary School. Many of the school's facilities are within the Centre's licensed area, including the oval, playgrounds, hall and undercover area.
Before school: 6.45am - 9.00am
After School: 2.45pm - 6.00pm
Pupil Free Days: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Vacations: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Before School - Kindy - Yr 6: $12 per child per day
After School - Kindy - Yr 6: $24 per child per day
Vacation Care & Pupil Free Days: $60 per child per day (plus incursions/excursions)
For all information and bookings, please direct your requests/queries to:
BEFORE YOU START:
It is a requirement that every child who attends the service has completed an Orana OSHC Enrolment Form prior to commencing care.
The enrolment must be sighted by the Nominated Supervisor and forms filled in correctly before bookings for care can be accepted. Enrolment forms MUST include a copy of the child's:
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE
- IMMUNISATION RECORD
- MEDICAL INFORMATION including Current Action Plans from the child's Medical Practitioner
- REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - Found in the Enrolment Package
Enrolment Packages are available from the School Office or the OSHC Centre. Please speak to an Orana OSHC staff member if you have any questions or require further information.
CUSTOMER REFERENCE NUMBER (CRN)
A Customer Reference Number is an identification number that is provided by Centrelink and each child and parent account holder will need to obtain a CRN number if you do not already have one. This number must be provided by families when completing enrolment forms. The CRN allows families to receive the CHILD CARE BENEFIT and/or CHILD CARE REBATE. As we are an approved service, families are eligible for reduced fees.
CHILD CARE BENEFIT (CCB)- Child Care Benefit is balanced against your actual annual family income when you and your partner lodge your tax returns. The amount of Child Care Benefit you received throughout the year will be checked against the amount you should have received.
There are TWO for payment options for the Child Care Benefit.
- Fee Reduction - This will be paid directly to the child care service provider (ORANA OSHC). Your invoice from ORANA OSHC will show your reduced rate and families will be required to pay the 'gap' in outstanding fees.
- Lump Sum - Families will pay full child care fees to Orana OSHC as the invoice states, and after the end of the financial year, you can lodge a claim for the Child Care Benefit as a lump sum.
CHILD CARE REBATE (CCR) - The Child Care Rebate is not income tested and covers 50% of out of pocket child care expenses. This is up to a maximum of $7,500 per child per year, in addition to any amount you may receive from Child Care Benefit and/or Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Care Fee Assistance (if applicable). The rebate can be paid for any absent days your child has recorded for up to 42 days per child per financial year.
There are many options to receive this rebate, please follow the link below to see all available options.
- Option 1 Directly to your child care service - This will be paid directly to Orana OSHC. The amount of your Child Care Rebate will be deducted from the amount of your child care fees and stated on your invoice.
- Option 2 Directly to your bank account - Your Child Care Rebate will be paid directly to your nominated bank account fortnightly or weekly depending on how often we send your child's attendance information. This will be done when your child care attendance is received.
For any information regarding assistance or eligibility please follow the link: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate or contact the Department of Human Services on 13 24 68.
BOOKINGS AND ABSENCES
As per our policy, Orana Outside School Hours Care endeavors to provide support for the families of children in its care. In order to comply with legislated child to staff ratios as stated in the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012, your assistance is required by promptly completing and returning booking forms to ensure you are accommodated for your required sessions and to enable us to staff accordingly. These booking forms are sent out at the end of each term with the Vacation Care program, and are also available from OSHC. All booking requests and absences need to be made in writing, by email or via the OSHC communication book, verbal bookings will not be accepted. **Term bookings must be made each term, bookings will not be carried over from term to term, this is to allow families flexibility.**
Notice is required if children are unable to attend on booked days. FULL FEES will be charged for all absences or non attendances. Bookings are unable be taken with out a completed enrolment approved by the Nominated Supervisor.
Families wishing to cancel an ENROLMENT must submit the cancellation in writing to the Nominated Supervisor, giving a minimum of two weeks notice.
If families have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Nominated Supervising Officer Caresse Lenzo in person or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or School Principal David Barns.