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Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Kids’ Zone

Kids’ Zone provides a high quality program for students attending Primary School (including year 6 students that have not yet started High School) as well as children attending Kindergarten (excluding excursion days). We have been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard by ACECQA.

The OSHC room is located in the Leabrook Building. In addition to our OSHC room we also utilise other areas of the school to ensure the children have a rich, varied and enjoyable program.

The children attending have the opportunity to be involved in a range of clubs and activities during their time at Kids’ Zone that appeal to a range of interests including, but not limited to, art/craft, cooking, sports, music / performing arts, woodwork and mindfulness. The children also participate in a variety of excursions during Vacation Care such as ten pin bowling, rock climbing, Latitude, pools and the movies.

Contact

Email: oshc.stradbroke833@schools.sa.edu.au
Landline: 8365 5677
Mobile: 0407 872 192

Operating Times

Before School Care         7:00am to 8:45am
After School Care            3:00pm to 6:15pm
School Closure                 7:00am to 6:15pm
Pupil Free Days               7.00am to 6.15pm
Vacation Care                  7: 00am to 6:15pm

Mission Statement

Our mission is to continue to inspire and support positive change in the out of school hours care sector in South Australia as a leading provider. We strive to lead through achieving consistently exceeding outcomes for children and our local community through the embedded best practices which are informed by continuous critical reflection, education and child development theories.

Philosophy

At Stradbroke School OSHC (Kids’ Zone) our practices, policies, procedures and programs are continuously developed with a focus on safety and sustainability, in consultation and collaboration with children and their families, our staff, Advisory Committee, Governing Council and our local community, through ongoing critical reflection. 

Valuing both children’s rights and their importance in genuine decision making is embedded within our practices. Children’s voices form the basis of our service’s operations and our programs are reflective of children’s holistic needs.

Our service values play as paramount and children have opportunities for genuine leisure, challenge and ongoing learning within stimulating, flexible, child-led, considered environments. Through both spontaneous and structured experiences, children are given opportunities and are encouraged to be connected with and contribute to both the surrounding natural environment, built environment and the local community.

Children are valued as individual, unique, competent and capable learners and are encouraged to engage in thoughtful risk taking and to embrace challenge, whilst respecting our core value of safety. We nurture a supportive environment where reciprocal relationships are valued through a positive and holistic approach. Children’s behaviour is guided to build their confidence, self-esteem and to promote their well-being, to support a strong sense of identity, being and the ability to effectively communicate.

Through high expectations and the use of intentionality, educators plan for, value and respect children’s autonomy, facilitating independence and the development of life skills, through engaging children in flexible routines which provide continuity in transition,s as well as engagement in embedded sustainable practices.

We have the highest expectations for all employees. We provide ongoing opportunities for reflective practice, training, ongoing learning and value opportunities for mentoring. Highly qualified staff are of significance to the high-quality outcomes of our service.

Our staff are knowledgeable and inclusive of all families’ diverse needs and practise equity in supporting children and families. Diversity is considered within our critical reflection, decision making and programming. We nurture cultural diversity and continued inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within our service and ensure staff are culturally competent and support our vision for reconciliation.

Stradbroke School OSHC aims:

  • To ensure our practices are informed by ongoing, consistent critical reflection and meaningful engagement with children, their families, the community and other stakeholders
  • To prioritise inclusion; to value each child’s diverse needs and to have high expectations for all children
  • To ensure safety is considered and planned for in all aspects of service operation, while respecting the need for challenge and risk-taking
  • To provide opportunities for the holistic child to engage in leisure based, stimulating, spontaneous and planned activities which foster children’s interests, are developmentally appropriate, further their learning and contribute to the development of life skills
  • To have a focus on learning through play while valuing the importance of intentional teaching
  • To use assessment for learning as part of the service’s ongoing learning and reflective practices
  • To create a sense of belonging for all children by creating a warm, supportive atmosphere where they are valued as diverse individuals
  • To value responsiveness to children in order to develop and foster positive and nurturing relationships between educators, children and families
  • To provide continuity of care with the school environment and smooth transitions by working in partnership with all stakeholders
  • To ensure staff and educator continuity is maintained and ongoing learning, training and mentoring is an embedded practice
  • To value and maintain reciprocal and mutually beneficial community connections
  • To maintain embedded practices of sustainability and to promote environmental practices within the community
  • To value and implement the service’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Kids’ Zone now has its own Skoolbag account (separate from the school). Please search ‘Stradbroke School OSHC’ on the Skoolbag app and follow us to receive important updates as we will be moving towards using this as our main form of communication for families.

Our OSHC service is proud to have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the service3, around the school and with the wider community. To learn more, visit: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali

Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is available to most families.  This can be claimed weekly as a deduction on your fees. DHS will inform you of your CCS percentage and your Customer Reference Numbers (CRN’S).  For CCS deductions that apply to your CCS percentage. If you are a Grandparent who has the primary responsibility for raising and caring for your Grandchild, you may also be eligible for the Additional Child Care Subsidy (grandparent).  To register for ACCSG (or to find out if you are eligible), please contact DHS on 136150.

Bookings

Can be made via accessing FullyBooked online booking system. This means you are able to manage all of your own bookings and cancellations easily, quickly and effectively. The system also includes a virtual waitlist which will make waiting for places very clear.

To book your child into Kids’ Zone, you will need to enrol your child/children using the link below. Then you will be able to place your bookings. Kids’ Zone will also be using this system for all bookings for vacation care (December/January), which will make the process more efficient. All bookings and cancellations MUST be made on FullyBooked.

The link can be used on any computer, tablet or smart  phone: https://kidszone.fullybookedccms.com.au/family/login

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