Edmonton Before and After School Care
WELCOME TO THE OUT OF SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMME
Enrolment is finalised upon completion of our Intake / Enrolment Pack. Please inform staff of any relevant changes to our enrolment details. It is crucial we have up-to-date information.
We will provide breakfast afternoon tea.
Once your child’s name is on the roll, we expect him/her to be at the programme unless we have been notified by the parent/caregiver. Make a quick phone call to the office (09 – 8389318 or 027 5505197) before 2.30 pm. Your message is always passed on.
If we have not been notified and your child does not arrive we shall do EVERYTHING we can to locate her/him, by checking the school grounds and with teachers then making contact with you or your emergency contact person. Your child’s safety is paramount to us!
Collecting your Child(ren) / Young Person(s)
If a person arrives to collect your child whose name is not on your Intake / Enrolment Pack, then we are obliged (for your child’s safety) to keep your child in our care until you have been located for consent. To save embarrassment for all concerned, we would appreciate prior notification from you on this matter. Please remember that the after school programme closes at 5.30pm no exceptions.
Signing your Child(ren) I Young Person(s) In & Out Register
Each day on arrival, it is essential that you or your consented other person(s), sign your Child(ren) / Young Person(s) In the Daily Register.
Each day when you collect your Child(ren)IYoung Person, it is essential that you or your consented other person(s), sign your Child(ren) outin the Daily Register.
The purpose for this process is for the safety and wellbeing of your Child(ren)/Young Person(s).
After school programme: $5.00 per hour or part thereof
Morning Care programme: $ 5.00 per day.
Morning and After School Combo $15.00 per day per child
Late charge (After 5.30pm pick up) $10.00 per 15mins or part thereof.
Cash Payments made to the Administrator/Co-ordinator.
You must pay for the days that your child is booked in whether he/she attends or not.
We are CYFs and OSCAR subsidy approved for those that require it.
Policies and Procedure
Please see the Administrator/Co-ordinator if you wish to view our Policies and
Procedures booklet. It contains detailed information on health and safety, making complaints, employment
We use behaviour management techniques that encourage positive self-esteem development. It is our goal to ensure that children and families experience an environment where they are safe, secure, respected and their dignity is protected. This is done through the use of positive reinforcement and a stimulating and varied programme to ensure against boredom. Every effort will be made to help your child settle into the programme. However, if a child’s behaviour is consistently harmful to the other children, parents will be asked to remove him/her from the programme.
Our staff is trained to deal with emergencies. In the case of a serious accident involving your child the staff will contact you and take your child to the nearest medial facility. In a civil emergency the staff will remain at the centre until all children are collected.
Parents will be informed before any children are taken on an outing. You will be asked to complete a permission slip. Whenever the group leaves the centre a note will be left informing callers of its whereabouts.
The programme has a detailed child protection policy, which include the reporting of any suspected child abuse to the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services (formerly CYPFA)
The programme has a complaints procedure. If you have any problems please approach the Administrator/Co-ordinator and he/she will be happy to assist you with your concerns.
Please do not send along sick children, as we do not have the facilities to care for them. If a child becomes ill during programme hours, parents will be called and asked to collect them. If you have any queries or concerns, the Staff and Trustees are always available for you.
We look forward to getting to know you and your Child(ren)/Young Person(s)