OSHC


General Information

The before and after care program at Beaumaris Primary School caters for primary school aged children who, for various reasons, require care out of school hours. It is approved by School Council and until the end of 2020 is conducted by the qualified staff of Camp Australia. The staff aim to provide a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment for the children in their care. Staff/child ratios in the program are 1 staff member to 15 children. The Camp Australia website can be viewed at www.campaustralia.com.au or contact the OHSC Coodinator on 0452 247 837.

 

From Term 1 2021 the program will be run by Team Kids, click HERE for a link to their website.  Please contact their Customer Service Team with any questions you may have about OSHC next year.

 

The Program

The Camp Australia program is designed to provide a variety of activities to meet the children's out of school hours needs. On arrival at each session the children are checked in and provided with a healthy afternoon tea or breakfast.

After their refreshments the children are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. Activities offered include Art & Craft, Cooking, Nike Go, Sports, Indoor games and activities eg. board gamers, construction, etc., computer games and Nintendo.

Those children who prefer, or need, a quiet time at the end of the school day are catered for as well. Older children with homework will be given time to complete it during the session if they wish. 

 

Child Care Benefit

The program operates on a non-profit basis, with all income utilized in the day-to-day running of the program.

On 2 July 2018 the Child Care Subsidy replaced the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care

Subsidy is paid directly to services to be passed onto families.

There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.

 

This new subsidy is available to all families using Camp Australia services, and may affect the amount of fee assistance that each family will receive. Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:

  • Annual income will determine the percentage of subsidy a family is eligible for,
  • An activity test will determine how many hours of subsidised care families can access, and
  • The type of child care service will determine the hourly rate cap (for OSHC this is $10.29).

 

With the roll out of the new CCS, Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) is replacing Special CCB.

What this means for parents and how you can help:

  • Parents who are eligible to receive Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) under the Temporary Financial Hardship category will need to submit a claim on the Centrelink website directly.
  • If a child has been identified as being at risk of serious abuse or neglect, we can consider an ACCS (Child Wellbeing) claim for them. You will need to provide to your school's Key Account Manager a letter of support, which includes as much information regarding the child's circumstance, if known the details of the agency or referral body and inform the parent that we will contact them to follow up on their claim within the next week.

More information about individual subsidy rates and annual cap changes is available in the New Child Care Package brochure 

 

Hours

The program operates from 7:00am to 8:45am (before), and from 3:30pm to 6:00pm (after) Monday to Friday during school terms. There are several curriculum days during the year and the program operates from 7:00am to 6:00pm on these days.

School Holiday Program

Team Kids will run a program at our school during the school holidays, starting on 4 Jan 2021 - please check on line HERE for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

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