It has been so good to see children back at OSHC, many children have been enthusiastically reuniting with their friends that they haven’t seen. The children are certainly eager to head off to class at the end of Before School Care at the moment, eager to catch up with their classmates once again. The children have been enjoying engaging in many different activities at OSHC, including Tennis, Friendship Bracelet Making, dramatic play, scoop catch, chalk drawing and playing card games against each other. We celebrated being back together at OSHC with a balloon party (balloons were only blown up using a pump to avoid spreading of germs). We’re going back in time this week at Before and After School care with our theme for this week being Dinosaurs.
We ask that parents please wear their masks when dropping off and collecting their children from the service, and to avoid touching things while in the OSHC to minimise the risk of spreading. We also would like children to fetch their bags from the bag area, rather than parents. It is possible that we may need to have the OSHC door locked during session times and have some sort of doorbell system for parents to alert educators that they are there, but we are still looking into the logistics involved in this.
In accordance with Camp Australia policy, upon arrival to the service we will checking the temperature of children that are booked in to attend. We ask that, even though parents are no longer physically signing their children into the service (for the time being), they still need to bring their children into the service, instead of just dropping them off at the door and letting them walk into the service alone. This is especially important now because if your child records an elevated temperature of above 37..5 degrees Celsius you will be required to take them back home. Children who record an elevated temperature at the commencement of After School Care will be kept away from everyone else (while still being supervised), and parents will be contacted to collect as soon as possible. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date and that you are always contactable for the safety of your child, and for the safety of others as well.
OSHC will be closed on Wednesday the 21st of October and Friday the 23rd of October due to the Geelong Cup public Holiday and the Grand Final Eve public holiday. This coincides with the days the school is closed. We will be open on Thursday the 22nd of October.
OSHC at Drysdale Primary School operates out of the School hall. We open at 7:00 each school day, and children are at 8:50. Unfortunately we are unable to accept children into our care earlier than 7:00. Families can access the service through the hall glass door that faces out onto Stonehouse Place (tennis courts carpark). At 3:30, children attending after school care walk over to the hall and we provide a safe place for hem to play and engage with other children until they are collected by their parent or other authorised contact. Our closing time is 6:00, please ensure that you have collected your children by then. Late pick up of children may incur additional charges.
Parents please be reminded that in order to use the service they need to be registered with Camp Australia.. We are unable to accept children into the service who are not registered with Camp Australia.
A friendly reminder for parents that for staffing and catering purposes children should be booked into OSHC through the Camp Australia head office, and that should you need to cancel their booking please can this be done through head office as well. This works out much cheaper for you, as there are additional fees involved if children do not attend sessions they are booked in for. Bookings can be made or cancelled by logging into the Camp Australia website https://www.campaustralia.com.au or by ringing 1300 105 343…. The team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except National Public Holidays).
We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!
From the Team at Camp Australia