Children on school holidays and need some Vacation Care? Or would just like the children to have some fun and play with other children?
Enrol them in our Vacation Care program and rest assured that they will be well taken care of and having lots of fun.
Vacation Care Hours 7:00am to 6:00pm.
Childcare subsidy fee reductions available
Bond & Fee Information
Fees are to be paid weekly or fortnightly and in advance. Fees are paid by Direct Debit.
Excursions and Incursions are additional costs that will be charged to your account. You will be notified of costs once the vacation care program is available. This is not covered by CCS
Vacation Care – $67.00 per session
Childcare subsidy (CCs)
Our centres offer CCS to eligible families. CCS is paid to the centre unless otherwise instructed. Assessments will need to be completed before CCS is granted. If you would like to make a claim, a centre Coordinator will be able to provide you with furthr information.
CCS allowable absences:
For those receiving CCS, you’re entitled to 42 allowable absences per financial year.
Upon reaching 42 absences CCS will only be payable for absences taken for:
Illness with a medical certificate
Rotating shifts or roster days off School closures
Drop Off and Collection
To ensure the safety of all children:
• Upon enrolment, please nominate two authorised persons to collect your child.
• No child is allowed at a centre before the stated operating hours.
• Children will never be released to any person without prior written authorisation.
• Parents/Guardian must sign in/out on arrival and collection.
• For your child’s safety, educators can refuse the right to release a child to an authorised person if they display any signs of drug or alcohol use.
Please notify the centre as soon as possible if you will be late to collect your child. There is a $2 per minute charge per family by the centre’s clock.
Our policy states that educators can wait for half an hour, if no other authorised person can collect your child, before they will call the police to pick up the child and notify Community Services.
Food & Refreshments
Please notify the team if your child has any food allergies or dietary requirements.
Every afternoon children will be given fruit and/or vegetables.
Meals you provide must be ready to eat; the team is unable to leave children to heat food because they must be supervised at all times.
Water is available at all times during the children’s care.
Please provide all meals including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and plenty to drink.
On some occasions there will be ‘theme days’ which will include lunch; you will be informed beforehand through our program calendar.
What to Bring for YourChild
A hat for outdoors, and to attend excursions.
Safe, comfortable shoes at all times – never thongs or slip-ons.
If it is forecast to rain, an umbrella or raincoat.
Parents are to provide all meals and a refillable bottle, (water is available always).
Please ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing according to weather and daily activities on the program.
Our centres are nut-free. Products containing any nuts are not allowed to be brought to the centre eg: peanut butter, Nutella or hazelnut. We have children at the centres who are highly allergic and any contact with nuts could be life threatening.
Please ring the centre and notify the team that your child will not be attending. For those receiving CCS you are entitled to 42 allowable absences per financial year. Please visit the mychild.gov.au website for full details.
Upon enrollment, a copy of your child’s immunization record and birth certificate must be provided.
We respect the right of parents not to immunise their children. Please note, children who are not immunised will be excluded for the period of an outbreak that is a vaccine-preventable disease.
Bookings & Cancellations
All booked days must be paid for, including days of absence due to sickness. Vacation fees do not apply on public holidays.
Any cancellations for vacation care bookings must be given one weeks’ notice to avoid a $15 cancellation fee per day that is cancelled.
The staff will use clear guidelines and positive strategies for managing children’s behaviour in order to encourage positive interaction and cooperation.
In scenarios of unacceptable behaviour:
We use a short ‘thinking period’.
Withdrawal from an enjoyable activity for a short time.
If the behaviour continues, parents will be informed.
Allambie Road Before & After School Care and Vacation Care Centre
Edensor Park NSW 2176
02 9823 4262
Guildford Public School
Guildford NSW 2161
0402 437 632