About Us

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We operate in a purpose built room in the grounds of Ermington Public School, providing Before and After School Care for children who attend Ermington Public School and Vacation Care for any school aged children in the local area.

Our centre is a Community based non-profit service. We are an Incorporated Association managed a voluntary Committee of parents, who have children attending the centre as well as staff representatives. We are an approved centre, which gives parents the ability to access Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) as a fee reduction.

We constantly strive to provide the best quality of care for the children who attend our centre by providing a fun and interactive weekly program in a caring and nurturing environment. We have a team of dedicated staff who are both experienced and passionate about working with children.

Before and After School Care

Our Before & After School Care operates Monday – Friday on school days, between the following hours:

Mornings: 7:00am-8:30am
Afternoons: 3:00pm-6:00pm

At Before School Care, the children are free to choose their own activities or participate in programmed experiences. Whilst at After School Care, Independent workers can complete homework between 3.00pm and 3.45pm. Staff do not tutor or sit 1:1 with the children, but are in the room & will give some assistance if needed. Programmed, free choice and outdoor activities run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

Vacation Care

During the school holidays in April, July and September / October as well as during the last 2-3 weeks in January, we provide Vacation Care.  Our Centre is open to all families, not only those from Ermington Public School or those who use us for Before and After Care. Children must be younger than 12 years old and currently attending primary school. New kindergarten children are accepted from the April holiday period on.

Vacation Care is packed with many theme days and activities in centre as well as incursions and excursions. Our program aims to keep your children entertained during the holidays and ensure that they having lots of fun with their friends. Parents are asked to ensure their child brings a hat each day

Vacation Care Opening Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Meals

The centre is committed to healthy eating and regularly reviews the menu to ensure that the children receive well balanced drinks and snacks.

During the school term, we provide a nutritious breakfast for the children between 7:00am and 8:00am. We serve cereal and toast as well as occasional treats such as pancakes, bacon, hash browns and crumpets.

During the afternoon sessions, we provide the children with a nutritious and varied afternoon tea. A fruit platter is also provided every afternoon.

During vacation care, we provide breakfast until 8.00am each day as well as lunch. Parents are asked to provide a healthy morning & afternoon tea, drinks.

Dietary requirement

If your child has any dietary requirements, please speak with our Centre Director.

Children with Special Needs

Our centre caters for children with special needs and is able to access Inclusion Support for these children in some situations

Extra Curricular Activities

The centre is supportive of children attending extra curricular activities, even when these fall during OSHC hours. If you wish your children to attend any extra curricular activities on days they are booked into OSHC, please complete the extra curricular activities permission form.

In order to ensure your child’s safety and in line with legislation, if a form is not received, the staff will not be able to sign your child out to attend an extra curricular activity.