WELCOME TO GRANGE PS
Out of School Hours Care and Vacation Care
The Grange PS OSHC & Vacation Care Holiday Program is a child-focused program, which aims to provide children with a safe, stimulating environment.
We treat all children and their families as equal and valued individuals. All children are provided with opportunities that challenge and encourage them to develop their potential within a caring and supportive environment.
Our before school and after school programs offer working parents a safe haven for their children outside regular school hours.
Your child’s safety is our priority, so we also require all of our educators to be certified in CPR, first aid and to undertake training in the child protection responsibilities. Every member of our team undergoes a thorough background check prior to employment.
Hours of Operation and Fees
Before School Care - 7.00 am till 8.45 am
8.00-8.45am $ 7.20
After School Care - 3.05pm till 6.00pm
3.05- 6.00pm $20.60
3.05- 4.00pm $10.30
School Holiday Program & Pupil Free Day 7.00am till 6.00pm
$62.00 full day (includes excursion/incursion costs)
$31.00 half-day, 5 hours block (In-service days ONLY)
Our centre is open 50 weeks per year (closed for 2 weeks over Christmas/New Year period).
A late fee of $100 for the first 10 minutes and then $1 per minute thereafter will apply for children who are not collected by 6:00 pm.
No Booking Surcharge Fee
As agreed upon through our Advisory Committee and approved by Governing Council, an additional $20 surcharge fee will apply if your child attends any OSHC session without a prior booking. All bookings are essential and whilst we understand that there will occasionally be exceptional circumstances, there have been instances where a child arrives and no prior notification through email or phone has occurred.
Absence due to illness
Your daily fee will be charged if your child or children does not attend unless a medical certificate with the child or children’s name is provided by 5 pm Friday of the end of the illness week. (Absences when a child is sick without a certificate provided, the full fee will be charged).
Food at OSHC
Breakfast is offered between 7am and 8am, with a daily choice of cereal, toast, spreads, milk and fruit.
A light and nutritional afternoon tea is provided each day (e.g. fruit salad and custard, fresh fruit, pasta bake, pastry scrolls).
Children must bring a nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, unless stated otherwise on Vacation Care program.
Child Care Subsidy!
1. You are responsible for providing Centrelink with all relevant information to be eligible to claim the Child Care Subsidy. If you have any questions relating to your Centrelink benefits or entitlements, you must contact the Department of Human Services – Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50
2. If you intend on claiming any subsidy for Grange PS OSHC Services, it is your responsibility to supply Grange PS OSHC with correct CRNs (which differ between parents and individual children), dates of birth and names via the FullyBooked online portal. This information in the FullyBooked portal account must match the information given to the Family Assistance Office and be provided to Grange PS OSHC before your child’s attendance at the Service. All information you provide to Grange PS OSHC regarding entitlement to Child Care Subsidy must be correct, up to date and consistent with the information you provide to Centrelink. Until Grange PS OSHC can verify your entitlement to Child Care Subsidy, you are responsible for paying full fees and charges for use of the Service.
3. Complying Written Agreement (CWA) – to receive your Child Care Subsidy via your Centrelink account – Once you have placed your bookings with Grange PS OSHC it is your responsibility to confirm your Complying Written Agreement – CWA via your FullyBooked Account. You will then have to log onto MyGov to complete the Activity Test and accept the enrolment. Both steps will need to be completed for Centrelink to issue any subsidy.
4. The Grange PS OSHC Service is a fully approved service for Centrelink purposes and will submit the registered child’s attendances to Centrelink every Friday.