LOSCCI only accepts vacation care enrolments for children attending Oberthur, Banksia Park and Bull Creek Primary Schools or children that have used the service in the last 6 months and have an active enrolment.
LOSCCI caters for children from Kindy age to year 6.
Kindergarten aged children are unable to attend vacation care until the April school holidays after commencing at kindergarten.
Vacation Care operates from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday during school holidays and on pupil free days.
Each year LOSCCI is closed on 24th December, and on the days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
A Vacation Care program is created for each set of holidays and parents need to complete a vacation care booking form to indicate which days their child/ren will attend and provide authorisation to participate in excursions and incursions.
Currently enrolled families will be emailed a pre-release booking sheet 5 weeks before the school holidays commence.
The activity program is released 3 weeks before the school holidays. New families are able to enrol for vacation care at this time if positions are available.
Excursions and Incursions
During school holidays LOSCCI runs excursions or incursions on some days.
Common excursions are movies, trips to indoor play centres such as Jungle Gym, trips to parks, bowling, and roller skating.
Incursions involve staying at LOSCCI and joining in experiences such as , science experiments and the Gymbus.
Parents must provide authorisations for their child to participate in the incursions and excursions. The details of these activities are listed on the booking and authorisation sheet. If the parent/guardian does not authorise the excursion/incursion then the child will not be able to participate.
An excursion risk assessment plan is also posted on the notice board prior to the excursion, with information on departure and arrival times. There are also contact details for the Repsonsible Person in case of emergencies.
You will always be required to collect your child from the LOSCCI centre.
See the fees page for current fees.
What to Bring
When attending vacation care at LOSCCI:
children must have a hat and t-shirt which comply with the centre sun policy (ie broad brimmed or legionnaire's style hat, no singlets or thin strapped tshirts). If you are unsure, please check with the staff
children must wear closed in shoes on excursions
bring a packed lunch everyday, including morning tea (similar to what your child takes to school each day)
bring a refillable drink bottle
bring a change of clothes if water based activities are planned
Please do not bring mobile phones or electronic games. There is no spending money allowed on excursions.
A program outlining a variety of activities is created for each day of vacation care and displayed on the notice board each week. All children’s ages, interests, religions and cultural needs are considered when writing a program.
We offer activities which meet all aspects of a child’s development including: physical, creative, exploratory, dramatic, cognitive and construction. Both indoor and outdoor activities are offered to the children. Children are also given the opportunity to perform activities by themselves or as part of a group.
As well as programmed activities children are provided with equipment for supervised free play. A
Popular inside free play activities include the well-stocked craft table, the home corner and our extensive collection of games and lego. Movies on DVD are also screened at certain times.
Signing in and out
It is a requirement that that children are signed in and/or out of the centre each day that they are booked. This is a legal requirement and this data is also required for Child Care Subsidy. Failure to sign will result in an "absent day" being recorded. After 42 absent days for the year, Child Care Subsidy may not be applied, resulting in you having to pay full fee for that day.
Collection of children
Children can only be collected by a parent or a person pre-nominated on your child's enrolment form. The person collecting your child must be 18 years or older. Photo identification is required for any person collecting a child that is unknown to staff and is not the child's parent.