Out Of School Hours Care Services (OSHC)
A registered OSHC program operates daily from 6:30 – 8:30 am and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at Tylden Primary School. It is managed by the School Council and conforms to all government guidelines. Our OSHC services are assessed as "Exceeding the Standards" in all areas. Families eligible to receive Child Care Benefit are entitled to significant fee reductions.
The OSHC program is coordinated by Kathryn Sundblom, an experienced early childhood educator. All sessions are run by qualified staff.
Before School Care (BSC)
Before School Care commenced in 2016 in response to the needs of our families. BSC currently operates daily from 6:30 am – 8:30 am and bookings are essential.
In BSC, children are served a healthy breakfast and take part in well-planned indoor activities during the session. Bookings for BSC are essential and must be made through the school office by 12 noon on the day prior to attending.
After School Care (ASC)
After School Care operates daily from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. Children are served a healthy afternoon tea and take part in well-planned indoor and outdoor activities during the session. Bookings must be made through the school office by 12 noon on the day of attending.
Tylden Primary School OSHC Philosophy
We believe that all children should be provided with a safe, caring and happy environment where all have the opportunity to play, learn and grow.
We believe that all children are capable, confident and curious learners and are unique individuals with their own interests and strengths
We believe that all children have the right to belong and to engage in positive respectful relationships with others.
We believe that all children benefit from positive and respectful connections between parents, school and the community.
We aim to provide a quality service in a creative, stimulating and secure environment. This service is community-based, flexible and meets each child’s need for care during outside school hours.
To implement Tylden OSHC Philosophy, Educators will:
- Respect children as competent and capable learners who are encouraged to participate and make choices in their learning.
- Build trusting and respectful relationships with all children, recognising that each child is a unique individual with their own strengths and interests
- Create a sense of belonging where children establish and maintain warm and positive relationships with others and feel connected to a community
- Create an environment that is flexible in routines and experiences to encompass children’s choice to freely follow and extend their own interests.
- Encourage connections between parents, school and the local community
- Meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Law Act, Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Framework for School Aged Children “My Time, Our Place”.
Tylden Primary School OSHC Indoor Program
Tylden Primary School OSHC service is committed to providing a setting where educators collaborate with school aged children for play and leisure opportunities that are meaningful to children and support their wellbeing, learning and development, paying particular attention to the needs and interests of individual children within a context that promotes collaboration and active citizenship.
Tylden Primary School OSHC service aims to offer a planned, flexible and balanced program which will respond to children’s interests, needs and stages of development. The planning and evaluation process is created in conjunction with staff, children and parental input.
A variety of experiences and activities will be set up daily for the children to choose from based on the interests of the children attending that day. These may include, but not limited to
- Manipulative equipment
- Play dough
- Computers and DVD’s
- Quiet rest areas
- Homework corner
- Board games
- Group and solitary play areas
Children also are encouraged to access the ‘children’s cupboard’ and use any equipment to meet their immediate interests and needs.
Tylden Primary School OSHC Outdoor Program
Tylden Primary School OSHC service encourages all children to participate in outdoor play and recreational; activities on a daily basis.
Both passive and active experiences are provided outdoors with focus on both on individual and group interests. However, energetic play is encouraged whilst outdoors. The outdoor program mainly focuses on physical development, but also incorporates all other areas of child development.
Tylden Primary School OSHC encourages children to freely engage in activities of their choice, which may include but not limited to:
- School play equipment
- Basketball court
- Oval for footy and cricket games
- Quiet play in gardens
- Group games
- Drawing and painting
- Active After School activities
The role of the OSHC staff is to supervise children to ensure their safety is paramount, set boundaries, initiate and facilitate games, and join in play if and when invited.
OSHC Forms and Publications
OSHC Enrolment Form
OSHC Family Handbook