Our Philosiphy

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Our Program

Our Program is based on the “My Time Our Place” learning outcomes. Each morning and afternoon there are a variety of planned sports and crafts activities for the children to participate in, as well as games and toys available for spontaneous play. Staff support children’s interests, as well as encouraging them to participate in a range of new and exciting games and sports.

Our program consists of activities chosen by the children and the craft theme is chosen either from children’s suggestions or a relevant world event.

Week 10 Program

Week 11 Program

Family

We have a parent involvement policy which encourages families to become involved in the centre by

  • Donating goods such as craft supplies, dress up clothes, games etc.
  • Making suggestions for activities
  • Advising about events that are culturally significant to your family.
  • Completing feedback sheets/surveys to let us know what you think about the service.
  • Discussing with children an interest or skill
  • Contributing to the review of our policies.

Parent Handbook

Please advise us if you have any further questions. Below is a .PDF attachment ready to download to view at anytime.

Download here: carlingford-west-oosh-centre-family-handbook-updated-october-2016

 

Assessment and Rating

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority that educates and informs the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. The National Quality Framework (NQF) was released in January 2012, outlining the National Quality Standard (NQS). The NQS is a key aspect of the NQF and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia.

The NQS promotes continuous quality improvement in centres across Australia. Services under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. The relevant regulatory authority in each state and territory undertakes the assessment and rating process.

Ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Each service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service. There are five rating levels within the national quality rating and assessment process:

  • Excellent rating, awarded by ACECQA
  • Exceeding National Quality Standard
  • Meeting National Quality Standard
  • Working Towards National Quality Standard
  • Significant Improvement Required

For more information, see the ACECQA website.

 

Fees

A once only non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per family must be paid on enrolment.
This registration fee is to be paid by every family (permanent’s & casual’s) regardless of the number of days in attendance.

Fees are due at least 1 week in advance.  Fees will be advised to parents via email for the term.  Parents may pay the term in full, half term, monthly, fortnightly or weekly provided fees are paid for care in advance.

Fees are payable by either internet transfer, cheques or eftpos (savings, cheque or credit cards) only. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED.
Any overpayment will be credited against your next week’s account.

No payment is required for public holidays or over the closure at Christmas, or during school holidays if your child is NOT booked in to the Vacation Care Program.

If any presented cheques are dishonoured by the bank, the parent / care giver shall be liable for the bank fee incurred.
No third party cheques will be accepted.
Cheques are to be made payable to
“Carlingford West O.O.S.H. Centre”.

Fees for School Development Days (Pupil Free Days) will be the same as the Vacation Care Fee.

LATE FEE:
Children collected after 6.00 p.m. will be subject to a late fee of $2.00 for every minute / child, payable within 5 days of fee incurred.
Parents who are detained should phone the Centre to make alternative arrangements.
If no phone call has been made to the Centre regarding the parent’s lateness by 6:30 p.m., then the child will be taken to Ermington Police Station and a note will be left on the O.O.S.H. gate and an additional $100.00 penalty will be charged.
Regardless of the parents phoning the Centre to advise that they will be late, they will still be charged the late fee and any other costs incurred.

For the fee structure, please refer to the current FEE SCHEDULE.

OVERDUE FEES:
If a payment has not been received within 1 week, a reminder letter / email will be issued.
If payment is not received in full within the following week, a 20% late penalty will be charged per week on outstanding amount with a minimum of $5.00 being charged.
If fees are three (3) weeks overdue, the Centre will not hold your child’s booking unless due cause can be shown to the Centre as to why fees remain in arrears.
Your child’s place at the Centre could be terminated unless you have made arrangements with the Co-Ordinator.

Meet the Team

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Regan McCook

Founder & CEO

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Eric Teagan

Vice President

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Timothy Barrett

CFO

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