School Holidays

A CYF Approved ‘OSCAR’ School Holiday Programme is run four times a year. New booking system here

WHEN?
Monday till Friday, 8 a.m. till 3 p.m or 5:30pm.  Holiday programmes are provided for each 2 or 3 week period.

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WHAT TO DO
Children must be enrolled to ensure a place, as numbers are limited.

Parents must fill out an information sheet and consent form on enrolment. The Enrolment Booking form content shown below is an example only and changes from term to term.

Please check you have the latest version.

Parents must sign their children in with the programme supervisor when dropping off, and sign out when collecting. Children are not permitted to leave the Centre during programme times.

WHAT TO BRING
Please ensure that your child has a spare change of clothing, a warm jumper / jacket, hat and shoes, lunch, and a drink bottle. If your child does not have shoes, they will not be permitted to attend trips.

WHAT IS IN THE ENROLMENT FOR? Example below here – please check that you have the latest version which will be available as a downloadable pdf when you update the programme each term.

Authorised Access

Is there anyone forbidden by law to have access to the child or children who are enrolled on this contract? YES / NO

If YES, please provide a copy of the legal document that supports this claim.

Health & WELLBEING
If your child has any medical, dietary, behavioural or special needs issues please complete the ‘Further Information Form’ available on request and submit together with this Enrolment Form.

ENROLMENT
Enrolment is finalised upon completion of an enrolment form and the signing of this sheet. This form must be completed by parents for each child for each separate holiday programme. We will not accept children on the programme who do not have a current, completed enrolment form.

FOOD
We provide afternoon tea but children must have their own packed morning tea, snacks and lunches. Please ensure your child has a drink bottle clearly marked with their name.
No lollies, junk food, soft drinks or caffeine based drinks are allowed.

ABSENCES
Once your child’s name is enroled, we expect them to be at the programme unless we have been notified by the parent. You must pay for the days that your child is booked in whether or not they attend.

Drop off and collection of your child
Your child’s safety is paramount to us! If a person arrives to collect your child whose name is not on your enrolment form, then we are obliged to keep your child in our care until you have been located for consent. To save embarrassment for all concerned, we would appreciate prior notification from you. The programme closes at 5pm sharp and we charge late fees of $1 per minute

Signing your child in and out
Each day when you drop off and collect your child, it is essential that you sign the daily attendance sheet and fill in all requested contact details. The supervisor will show you where this is located, (generally it will be on the table just inside the main door). Please allow enough time in the morning to complete this formality – this is very important.

FEES
Fees are our main source of income and they are also tax deductible for you so keep your receipts. To operate efficiently we require that fees be paid in advance of the programme commencing. We accept cash or cheque but do not have eftpos or credit card facilities.

If you believe you qualify for a WINZ subsidy the Centre Coordinator will be happy to assist you with your application prior to commencement of the programme. Fees are non-refundable.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Please see the Centre Coordinator if you wish to view our Policies and Procedures. These contain detailed information on health and safety, making complaints, employment practices etc.

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
We use behaviour management techniques that encourage positive self-esteem development. It is our goal to ensure that children and families experience an environment where they are safe, secure, respected and their dignity is protected. This is done through the use of positive reinforcement and a stimulating and varied programme to ensure against boredom. Every effort will be made to help your child settle into the programme. If however a child’s behaviour is consistently harmful to other children, parents will be asked to remove their child from the programme.

EMERGENCIES
In the case of a serious accident involving your child the staff will contact you and take your child to the nearest medical facility. In a civil emergency the staff will remain at the centre until all children are collected.

EXCURSIONS
Your signing of this contract gives permission for your child to attend excursions. These excursions/ trips are clearly advertised on our programme. Please ensure your child arrives at the centre at least 30 minutes prior to departure. If unsure please check with Supervisor.

CHILD SAFETY
The programme has a detailed child protection policy, which includes the reporting of any suspected child abuse to the CYFS Agency.

COMPLAINTS
The programme has a complaints procedure. If you have any problems please approach the Supervisor, or the Centre Coordinator and they will be happy to assist you with your concerns.

SICK CHILDREN
Please do not bring sick children to the programme as we do not have the facilities to care for them. If a child becomes ill during programme hours parents will be called and asked to collect them.

HATS
Parents/caregivers are required to provide a hat for their child/children and they will be required to wear it at all times when they are outside.

SUNSCREEN
Parents/caregivers are required to supply their child/children with a bottle of sunscreen.
It is the responsibility of parents/caregivers to ensure that children arrive at the centre each morning with sunscreen already applied as the first staff supervised reapplication of sunscreen will not occur until morning tea break. Older children are encouraged to reapply their own sunscreen at regular intervals.

CLOTHING
Parents/caregivers are advised to provide suitable sun-coverage clothing for their child/children each day such as swim tops, t-shirts with sleeves etc. No singlet tops please.

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