We Belong - Out Of School Hours Care

OSHClub works in partnership with Pascoe Vale North PS to provide Before & After School Care and Vacation Care on site at school.

 

Independently assessed as Australia’s highest-quality Out of Hours School Care (OSHC provider), OSHClub is backed by more than 20 years of specialist OSHC experience. 

The OSHClub service is designed in consultation with families, children and the school community, to develop stronger, healthier, happier children, and to provide an environment that is like a ‘home away from home’.

 

At each session of Before & After-School Care, children are encouraged to join in with planned activities, but it is their choice as to whether to participate or make the most of the wide range of toys and games available for free play.

 

The service is run by warm, experienced and trained professionals, so you can be sure your children are in very safe hands as they enjoy all the fun, challenging and educational activities, tailored to
cater to the children’s ages, interests and abilities,
including…

 

       > Art/craft                                > Dress-ups                    > Science                     > Loads of toys

       > Board games                         > Games                        > Drama                       > Sports

       > Art and craft materials            > Cooking                       > Gardening                 > Homework time (if required)

 

OSHClub encourages lots of outside and sporting activities, which make the most of Pascoe Vale North PS’s grounds and facilities.

 

Permanent, casual or last-minute bookings are available, so you can book as much or a little as you need, whenever you need it.

 

Service hours and costs

Before & After School Care is available five days a week during term time. In addition, during school holidays, OSHClub runs a Vacation Care service at the school. A full-day program is available on every week day of the school holidays (except public holidays) and on student-free days.

 

Permanent and casual bookings are both the same cost. The service is registered with Centrelink, so eligible families will be able to claim the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on fees. Call 13 61 50 to register.

 

The service is open as follows:

 

Session

Fee (both permanent & casual)*

Opening hours

Before-School Care

$12.50 (less after CCS)

7.00am – 8.45pm

After-School Care

$18.00 (less after CCS)

3.15pm – 6.00pm

Vacation Care/Pupil Free days

$63.00 (less after CCS)

7.00am – 6.00pm

 

* The actual out-of-pocket cost will vary depending on individual families’ circumstances. Fees are subject to change. A late booking fee of $4.00 applies to all Before & After-School Care bookings made within 48 hours of the session.

 

Vacation Care bookings made within 5 days of a session incur an extra $10.00 fee. Before & After School Care bookings can be cancelled up to 24 hours before a session without incurring any out-of-pocket costs. Vacation Care bookings can only be cancelled with 7 days’ notice. If your child is sick – or you are sick yourself – you will not incur any out-of-pocket costs (medical certificate required).

 

Location and drop-off/collection

The OSHC room is located near the Multipurpose Room. All children attending the service must be dropped off in the morning or collected in the afternoon by an authorised person and signed in and out of the OSHC room each day. Children in Year 1 and above can walk straight from their classrooms. OSHClub staff will pick up and drop off the Prep students and escort them to and from the OSHC room during Term 1.

 

Food

We provide healthy, tasty and nutritious food for breakfast and afternoon tea. Breakfast includes low-sugar cereals, wholemeal toast, water and fresh milk/soy milk, then a special item that changes daily – like English muffins, fruit smoothies, blueberry pancakes or fruit toast.

 

Afternoon tea includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh milk/soy milk, then a special item that changes daily – like toasted sandwiches, soup, pasta, vegetable wraps, mini pizzas or vegetarian tacos.

 

Our menus cater for any special dietary requirements, including children with allergies or cultural needs, and they take into consideration each child’s preferences. We ask them what they like! The menu changes each week.

 

Enrolments and bookings

Enrolments and bookings are made online through our secure system available at oshclub.com.au or by calling us on 1300 395 735. Last-minute bookings and cancellations can be made simply by calling is on 1300 395 735. There’s no enrolment fee, so it’s a clever idea to enrol, so we already have your details if you need the service at short notice.  

 

Payment

Payments are made by direct debit to either your nominated bank account or to a credit card on a fortnightly basis in arrears (weekly for Vacation Care). If you nominate that your Child Care Subsidy entitlements are to be automatically paid to your provider (OSHClub) you won’t have to pay up front or worry about claiming the amounts back.

 

Family Handbook
A copy of the OSHClub Family Handbook – containing lots of helpful information about the service – is available from the school office, the OSHClub service Coordinator, or by calling OSHClub on 1300 395 735.

 

More information

If you have any questions about OSHClub and the services to be provided at your child’s school, please contact us on 1300 395 735 or visit our website at oshclub.com.au

 

 

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you to OSHClub!

 

Download:
Key_Information_Sheet_Pascoe_Vale_North_VIC.pdf
Parent_handbook_2013.pdf