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OSHC Fee Structure

OSHC FEE POLICY STATEMENT
 
Children who do not have a booking will not be able to attend OSHC. If children are not collected from the school and the parent or guardian has not contacted OSHC to book in a session for the child, then duty of care rests with the school and DfE/SA police will be notified.

 

Permanent Bookings

Permanent bookings are regular bookings that repeat each week for the remainder of the term. For example, after school care is required each week on a Friday. To make a permanent booking, a booking form needs to be completed and returned to OSHC staff. However, places are limited and therefore permanent spots cannot be guaranteed as we will accept bookings on a ‘first in first served’ basis. Once we reach 125 permanent after school care bookings for a session, we will cease accepting any further permanent bookings for that session, for the remainder of the term.

 

A permanent booking will cost:

Before School Care: $10.00

After School Care: $20.00

 

In applicable circumstances, such as where the parent/guardian is a shift worker, permanent bookings will be accepted with one month’s notice where a parent’s/guardian’s roster is provided monthly and at the discretion of OHSC Leadership. Prior to booking, please arrange a meeting with OSHC Leadership to discuss individual circumstances. Any alterations to the permanent booking made during the term will be charged at the casual booking rate.

 

Casual Bookings

Casual bookings relate to any non-recurring, once off bookings. For example, one week the child requires before school care on Tuesday and Friday but the following week only requires before school care on Monday. To make a casual booking, a text message with the child’s name, account holder’s name, date of booking, and type of booking must be sent to the OSHC mobile before the booking is to commence, i.e. 7:00 am for before school care and 3:00 pm for after school care.

A casual booking will cost:

Before School Care: $15.00

After School Care: $25.00

 

Emergency Bookings

An emergency booking differs to a casual booking and is for last minute emergencies and extenuating circumstances that require an unplanned need for care, such as illness or family emergency. A booking made after 5:00 AM on the day that Before School Care is required and after 1:00PM on the day that After School Care is required, will be considered as an emergency booking and therefore will incur the emergency rate. Each day we have a small number (5) reserved spaces for absolute emergencies only.

An emergency booking will cost:

Before School Care: $15.00

After School Care: $25.00

If a child attends OSHC under an emergency booking three times or more in one term, an additional fee of $25 will be charged to the account and shown on the invoice as “Emergency Booking Fee”.

 

Cancellations

Cancellation of bookings must be made via text message 48 hours’ before the session is to commence. If a cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the booking or the child is absent without notice, the full fee will be payable. For example, if a casual after school care booking has been made for Thursday, the parent or guardian must send a text message to the OSHC mobile advising of the absence by Tuesday 3:00 pm or the full fee will be payable.

 

BSC: By 7.00 am 48 hours before a scheduled booking

ASC: By 3.00 pm 48 hours before a scheduled booking

 

Cancellations of bookings made after this time will incur the full fee, unless in the case of the child or the child’s sibling being unwell, or unforeseen circumstances, for example a death in the family. This is at the discretion of OSHC Leadership. When a child or the child’s sibling is unwell, a text message is required to notify OSHC of their absence. If OSHC is not notified, the account holder will be charged for the booking.

 

In applicable circumstances, such as where the parent/guardian is a shift worker, 24 hours’ notice of cancellation will be accepted where a parent’s/guardian’s roster is provided monthly and at the discretion of OSHC Leadership. For example, if a booking is made for Wednesday after school care that requires cancellation, a message must be sent before 3:00pm on Tuesday to notify OSHC of the cancellation to avoid being charged the full fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the booking will incur the full fee. Please arrange a meeting with OSHC Leadership to discuss individual circumstances.

 

Pupil Free Day/Vacation Care Bookings and Cancelations

Several weeks before a Pupil Free Day or Vacation Care, a calendar of events will be made available online. Please complete and submit the booking form to secure a booking, as a limited number of spots will be available. Bookings can also be made via text message. A text message including the child’s name, account holder’s name and date of booking can be sent to the OSHC mobile.

Cancellation of these bookings must be via text message 48 hours before the session is to commence. This means that if a Wednesday booking requires cancellation, the text message must be sent before Monday at 7:00 am, when we open. Cancellations of bookings with less than 48 hours’ notice  or without notice will incur the full fee, unless in the case of OSHC being notified of the child or the child’s sibling being unwell or unforeseen circumstances, for example a family death, and at the discretion of OSHC Leadership.

 

Note: Bookings and cancellations must be made via text message, not email or phone call to enable staff to accurately document the time a booking was made or cancelled.