The Hive

Hello and welcome to the Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Program.  The Wantirna South Out of School Hours Care program is held at the school house called ‘THE HIVE’. Our aim is to provide children with an environment that is not only warm, relaxed and caring but one that will also provide the children opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of interesting, fun and challenging indoor and outdoor activities. We are committed to treating all children as individuals and our program is designed to meet all of their individual needs.

ENROLMENT:   No child will be allowed to attend the program unless an enrolment form and agreement has been filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. All sections of the form need to be filled in correctly. Emergency contacts MUST be named, reliable and available when needed.

BOOKINGS:   Before and After School Care Programs: Our service offers permanent booking options on a weekly or fortnightly basis or casual bookings.  Bookings can be made by emailing or texting The Hive (0421 250 881) before the beginning of the session to ensure there is a vacancy. You must then call the school office so a message gets to your child to attend the program. Vacation Care Program and Pupil Free Programs: Vacation Care and Pupil Free day program bookings need to be made, via text message, phone call or email, prior to the dates stated on the program information flyer.

OPERATION TIMES:   Wantirna South Primary OSHC program operates Monday to Friday during school term. Vacation Care occurs every term holidays unless otherwise indicated.

Before School Care: 7:00am to 8:45am

After School Care: 3:30pm to 6:00pm (from 2.30pm on last day of term)

Pupil Free Days: 7:00am to 6:00pm

Vacation Care: 7:00am to 6:00pm

FEES

Regular booking

Before School Care: $13.00

After School Care: $17.00

Casual booking

Before School Care: $15.00

After School Care: $20.00

Pupil Free Days: $45.00 (base rate)

Vacation Care: $45.00 (base rate)

Vacation Care fees may be adjusted based on the planned activity for the day, such as excursions. Vacation Care fees must be paid by the due date set by the coordinator at the start of each Vacation Care enrolment process.

CANCELLATION: Before School Care Program: Cancellations need to be made via text message to 0421 250 881 prior to the session commencing at 7.00am, to avoid being charged for the session. After School Care Program: Cancellations need to be made via text message to 0421 250 881 by 2.30pm prior to the session commencing, to avoid being charged for the session. Vacation Care Program: There is no refund of fees if your child is cancelled or does not arrive. Arrangements may be made with the Coordinator in the case of unexpected happenings. In case of illness a doctors certificate must be presented in order to obtain a refund or credit for the days specified.

For more information please consult the Wantirna South OSHC Parent Handbook, or contact The Hive Coordinator

Jessica Tai – Wantirna South Primary OSHC/VAC Coordinator