OOSH and Vacation Care

Bookings for Vacation Care for April 2022 open on the 21st of March. 

Meet the OOSH Coordinator

“As an OOSH coordinator I love that my job allows me to get to know your child and share in their growth of their identity. As we support their learning through play and being part of the OOSH family, they are able to feel safe, secure and supported. The fact that we can do this while showing God’s love makes it more exciting and makes my job even more special. Thank you for trusting us and letting us join with you on their journey.”

Melissa Balenzano

OOSH Coordinator

Out of School Hours Care (OOSH)

OOSH provides before and after school care and vacation care for term holidays. It is based on the School grounds within a dedicated centre on Level 1 of the Prep building. OOSH caters for primary aged students, from Prep to Year 6.

OOSH have designed fun activities for children to play and learn through a high quality recreational program in a Christian setting. Through a range of indoor and outdoor activities, children experience and develop their creative, dramatic, fine and gross motor skills, and coordination abilities. This program is designed to enable children to grow in their life skills and build lasting friendships.

The OOSH centre operates Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) throughout the year with the exception of the Christmas and New Year period.

Before School Care

6:30 – 8:30 am
Children are offered breakfast, structured activities and free play. OOSH educators escort the children to the primary assembly area in time for the morning bell.

After School Care

3:00 – 6:00 pm
Children are collected from the primary assembly area by the OOSH educators. The afternoon commences with a nutritious snack before children enjoy the planned activities and free play. Time is also allocated for children to do their homework.

Vacation Care

7:00 am – 6:00 pm during School Holidays

An exciting program is developed especially for Vacation Care. Our program includes incursions, cooking sessions, excursions, themes, lunch order days and special events. The OOSH service provides breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea. Parents supply their child’s own packed lunch.

*Excursion and incursion fees are added to the daily charge for that day, so CCS can be claimed. Lunch orders are at additional cost that cannot be claimed on CCS.

Activities Program

The development and implementation of the OOSH program is led by the service’s Educational Leader and is based on the learning framework My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia. The OOSH service provides a program that is based on the developmental needs, interests and experiences of each child and takes into account the individuality of each child.

OOSH offers a diverse range of experiences from individual to group activities. Indoor and outdoor play incorporates varied activities to suit all age groups. Children enjoy the craft and create stations, dramatic play, sports, group games, painting and drawing, construction, board games and computer time. Whilst our program is structured, the OOSH children choose how they would like to spend their time and what they would like to play.

Menu

Our menu strives to find the balance between good quality nutritious snacks and occasional treat foods. Fresh drinking water is readily available for the children. Fresh fruit and vegetable sticks are offered at every morning and afternoon tea. Our planned menu offers a variety of different foods every week. We are culturally sensitive and support children with food allergies and special dietary needs.

Fee Structure

Permanent Booking
Casual Booking
Before School Care

$24

$27

After School Care

$30

$33

Early Bird Booking
Daily Booking
Vacation Care

$75

$90

Excursion*

Booking fee + $35

Incursion**
Booking fee + Activity cost

All fees are per child, per session.

*Excursions are now included in the daily fee charge; making the excursion claimable on CCS. 
**Some incursions and activities may incur an additional cost to the daily fee, which cannot be claimed on CCS. 

There is a one-off registration process for families to use the OOSH service. Once registered, parents need only request the OOSH session required using the appropriate booking form. Permanent and casual booking sessions are available.

Permanent Before and After School Care positions are cleared after the last day of the WCCS school year. Families must annually resubmit a booking request to secure a permanent Before School and After School Care position for the following WCCS school year. Annual booking forms for permanent positions for the following WCCS school year are available from the first Monday in November.

William Carey OOSH allocates places to those families with the greatest need for childcare support in accordance with the Australian Government Priority of Access Guidelines. For further information visit: https://docs.education.gov.au/documents/instruction-sheet-10-priority-access-guidelines-child-careservices

OOSH Registration forms are available from the WCCS Enrolments office, the OOSH office or can be downloaded below. Parents may also contact OOSH directly to request a registration package be sent to them via their preferred method; via post or their child’s WCCS class folder.

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment from the Australian Government that helps families with the cost of childcare, including outside school hours care and vacation care. To be eligible for CCS families must meet Government requirements and claim through the Department of Human Services. Visit the link below for further information. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy

OOSH and Vacation Care Enrolment

Vacation Care April 22 Calendar

OOSH
Booking Form

OOSH Information Sheet

Need more information about William Carey OOSH?

02 9608 2118
and ask for the OOSH Coordinator. 

Email your queries to oosh@wccs.nsw.edu.au

You can also drop by the OOSH office (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 3 pm), located on the ground floor of the Prep building.