Outside School Hours Care
Bulimba Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is a Business Unit of the P&C that provides high-quality before school care, after school care and holiday programs (including pupil free days) for Prep to Year 6 children. The program provides a wide variety of age-appropriate activities in a safe, caring and friendly environment.
We are proud of the fact that our service is rated as "Exceeding" in all seven quality areas of the National Quality Standards. This is a formal assessment process that all OSHC services and childcare centres must undertake approximately every three years. It involves a Government Inspector observing the operations of the OSHC service over several days and providing a report of the quality of programming and practice, safety, the physical environment, staffing arrangements, relationships with children, community partnerships, leadership and service management. This currently ranks Bulimba OSHC in the top 3% of all OSHC services in Australia for quality.
We value feedback or ideas, and these can be communicated to our team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently licensed to care for 255 children.
The Service is managed by the P&C Executive. Full updates on the service are presented at the monthly P&C General Meeting by the Business Services Manager.
Phone: 3395 9622 (24 Hour Message Service)
In Person: OSHC Office located under the main building (A Block)
The OSHC Office is staffed from 6.30am to 6pm but if you wish to speak to a Coordinator, please phone between 9am-2.30pm when they are not working directly with child groups to avoid disruption to the program.
Booking changes and cancellations must be made via the QK Enrol online login or via email. Please email us for more information and to receive an activation email and enrolment information.
Our Educators are trained annually in CPR and First Aid and must hold a Suitability (Blue) Card. They are also trained in Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management and undergo continual professional development in health and safety, child protection and behaviour management as well as training in fun programming ideas and setting up interactive play spaces. Our management team hold a variety of qualifications in Education and Care, along with many years of experience running OSHC services.
Many of our casual educators are currently studying to become child care professionals, teachers, nurses or occupational therapists.
* Business Services Manager – Sally Roebuck
* Coordinators – Tarei Mataitini, Katie Seguna and Isla Greenwood
* Finance Manager – Sacha Guse
* Administration Officer - Allison Van Hilst
Opening Hours and Fees (current as at 28 January 2020)
* Subject to availability
# Excursions and incursions at an additional cost
Prices listed are before Child Care Subsidies (CCS).
To find out more about what subsidies you are entitled to, contact the Family Assistance Office on 136 150.
Prep children are escorted to their class rooms in the mornings and to the OSHC rooms in the afternoon. All other students are dismissed from OSHC care in time to commence classes for the day and walk to the OSHC areas after school to sign in. Parents/Guardians MUST sign in their children in the mornings and out in the afternoons.
A cooked breakfast is supplied to 8:00am and a main meal and seasonal fruit for afternoon tea. All food is provided during vacation care. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the weekly menu.
Other Important Contact Details
Office of Early Childhood Education & Care Info Service - 3224 4225 or 1800 637 711
Australian Taxation Office - 13 28 61 for info on childcare Tax Rebate
Immunisation Register - 1800 653 809
Childcare Access Hotline - 1800 670 305
Family Assistance Office - 136 150
How can I pay my fees?
We have two methods of payment
1. direct debit from a bank, building society or credit union account OR
2. direct debit from Visa or MasterCard
A Debit Success direct debit request form must be completed and submitted with your enrolment form. For more details about the payment process please refer to the Document called “How the Billing Process Works” attached to your enrolment package. Please note if you choose to pay by credit card, an additional charge will be added to your bill by Debit Success. No additional fees apply if paying from your bank account. For this reason, we encourage you to pay via your bank account if possible.
When are fees due?
Fees are due weekly in arrears. A statement is issued to you via email each Monday showing fees owed for the prior week. Then each Thursday fees are processed to your selected bank account or credit card. A receipt of payment will be displayed on the following week’s statement.