Before & after school care

BASC building

 

Phone: 9416 1357


The centre is located in the school grounds
 

Hours of operation

Open: 7.15am-9.15am 3.15am-6.15pm School Terms only

Closed: Public Holidays, School holidays, Staff Development days and Teachers Strike days 

 

Philosophy

BASC childrenWe aim to provide a homely and welcoming environment for children to develop life skills, build resilience, respect one another and embrace diversity.

Our programs aims to ensure children have the opportunity to choose a range of experiences that develops independence and friendships.

We believe in using a holistic approach by collaborating with children, families, staff and the community which shapes their identity and evokes a sense of belonging.

 

  • Breakfast is available if required until 8.30am
  • Afternoon tea is provided each afternoon

 

Management

The service is a non for  profit organisation operated by a Management Committee of Parents. All parents are encouraged to become involved in the Committee.

The centre is registered for Assessment and Rating.

Our Regulatory Authority is the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate. N.S.W Department of Education and Communities. ph: 1800.619.113 

 

Staffing

The National Law does not require an Educator to Child ratio. To ensure our children are adequately supervised we follow National Standards best practice.

Our ratios are:
1 Educator per 15 children
1 Educator per 8 children for excursions

Staffing consists of a Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader, Certified Supervisors and Educators. Qualified First aid and Asthma and Anaphylaxis trained staff are in attendance at all times. Staff profiles and qualifications are displayed at the entrance.
 

Enrolments

All children must be enrolled in the centre to access the service.

  • Enrolment forms are available from the centre.
  • A copy of your child's immunisation certificate is required upon enrolment.
  • All current families are required to re-enrol in November each year for the following year.
  • Enrolments for new families are accepted from December onwards.

 

Kindergarten Enrolments

All Kindergarten can attend Before School Care from their first school day. Children will be escorted to and from their classrooms during term 1.

Kindergarten children with a sibling attending the previous year with a permanent booking can attend After School Care with the sibling from their first day, and must be picked up by 5pm during the 2.45pm school day. New kindergarten can only attend afternoon care in Term 1 once their school day ends at 3.15pm.

This  enables the children to settle into their new school routine and adjust to the school care environment .

 

Childcare Benefit 

BASC studentsOur service is CCB approved. Child Care Benefit (CCB) is income tested and can be claimed as a lump sum, or fees can be reduced and the centre claims on your behalf. Full fees are payable until we receive notification from the Family Assistance Office.

Child Care Rebate (CCR) is not income tested. You may be eligible to receive this rebate even though your income is too high to receive CCB. CCR pays up to 50% of your out of pocket expenses for childcare.

Application for these benefits can be made by contacting the Family Assistance Office on phone 13 61 50 or www.familyassist.gov.au.
 

Program

Our program includes a variety of fun activities to engage children of all ages and skills e.g. sports, crafts, games, cooking with opportunities for quieter activities.

Children have the opportunity to do their homework and are reminded at our daily group meetings.

We focus on the My Time Our place Framework outcomes:
1)    Children have a strong sense of identity
2)    Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3)    Children have a strong sense of well being
4)    Children are confident and involved learners
5)    Children are effective communicators

Our weekly program sheet is aimed to encourage children and parent involvement by asking to write  down ideas for the weeks activities

Year 5 and 6 plan and organise their own afternoon tea and weekly activities as well as help run activities for the younger children.