Outside Hours School Care
What is Outside School Hours Care?
Outside School Hours Care is a safe and fun place for children to go before and after school. OSHC is where your child can be cared for while participating in a variety of different and fun games and activities with other school-aged children.
Our service meets all staffing requirements as set out by the regulatory authorities. All staff hold a current Blue card, appropriate first aid certificates and are suitably qualified. Staff are chosen because of their excellent personal qualities, dedication to their chosen career in child care and love of the children.
Suncoast Christian College caters for before and after school care and vacation care services. Prep and Year 1 students are escorted between their classrooms and the OHSC service. Older students can walk straight from their classrooms.
Before School Care $12 daily
After School Care $20 daily
For more information contact Enrolment Officer, Janelle Appo on 07 5451 3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full day program is available, five days per week during holiday periods, and on Student Free Days from 7:00am – 6:00pm. Children who do not attend Suncoast Christian College are welcome to attend. A wide range of programs are offered, chosen in consultation with the children and families, to meet the age, skills, abilities and interests of the children.
We provide a healthy breakfast at Before School Care and a healthy afternoon tea at After School Care. Breakfast, morning tea, and afternoon tea are all provided at Vacation Care.
In addition to these meals, the children also have the opportunity to participate in cooking activities and the occasional special treat.
There are a number of schemes available to parents including;
Child Care Benefit (CCB) – CCB is a means tested benefit available to parents accessing Outside School Hours Care. The percentage benefit available to a family is determined by criteria including the number of children in care and household income. Helping Hands Network automatically lodges claims on behalf of parents, and only bills for the difference.
Child Care Rebate (CCR) – This rebate is available to all families, and entitles families to receive 50% of their out-of-pocket child care costs up to $7,500 per child per year. This can be claimed as a rebate paid quarterly. Alternatively, you can now arrange to have it paid direct to Helping Hands to reduce your upfront fee payment. If you would like to take up this second option, please contact Centrelink in the first instance, to make these arrangements.