Welcome to the Hermit Park Outside School Hours Care service, we are a approved centre for 75 children. We deliver before school care, after school care and vacation care catering for school aged children. During Vacation care we do take enrolments from other school depending on availability.
Our Educators look forward to caring for your children and forming a meaningful and lasting relationship with you and your family. We have a Coordinator (nominated supervisor) and an assistant Coordinator (Educational Leader) who work daily to ensure continuity of care. All Educators employed at our service are trained in First Aid. Our educators hold or are in the process of holding a current Suitability Card for Child Related Employment, issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.
Our service has been assessed againist the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care. We achieved the following ratings: Exceeding for all seven quality areas.
My Time , Our Place Program
A variety of supervised activities will be programmed for each day of Before, After School and Vacation Care (e.g. cooking; painting; clay work; crafts; music; outdoor activities). Opportunities for quiet play will also be provided, including areas for children to withdraw from all activities.
The My Time Our place Framework acknowledges the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place. Developing life skills and a sense of enjoyment are emphasised. The Framework recognises the importance of social and emotional development and communication in learning through play and leisure, and it forms the foundation for Ensuring that children in all school age care settings engage in quality experiences for rich learning, personal development and citizenship opportunities
The Coordinator will happily discuss any aspect of the program with interested parents. Alternatively any parents can give feed back to the coordinator via the website. The coordinator also conducts an annual survey which gives parents the option to convey any thoughts and inputs into the program. The children also get the opportunity to express their thoughts about the vacation care program and express any other idea’s they may have.
Healthy choice menu
Our Service recognises and acknowledges the importance of providing food that is both nutritious and appropriate to the needs of the children attending OSHC. Our service encourages and promotes the health and wellbeing of children through providing positive learning experiences during meal/snack times where good nutritional food habits are developed in a happy, social environment. Parents are encouraged to participate in this approach to nutrition for their children. We cater for all children with food requirements including allergies, intolerances and religious beliefs.
Hermit Park OSHC RULES
We have 3 rules that all persons attending, visiting or employed at the service must abide by. They are:-
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.
A guideline for parents to follow is as follows:
- To all persons attending, working or visiting the center
- No swearing, raised voices or aggressive language to be used.
- Follow parent code of conduct ( This can be found on the website via Parent Conduct Policy 9.8 )
- Encouraging good hygiene practices
- Setting a good example in front of the children
- Encouraging your children to follow the rules at the center, even when they are under parental care eg don’t throw sand, be safe on the playground etc