OSHC Service

Mini Miracles operate an OSHC Service on the Castle Hill Campus

Details

We provide a high quality child care service for children attending the schools at which we are based.

We provide a "home away from home" environment where the children are encouraged to develop their social, emotional and recreational skills.

Contact Us

Castle Hill OSHC

Director - Sharon Egeberg 0411 645 615

Email: shazoosh@bigpond.net.au

Key Enrolments

We have staff rostered to collect students from their teachers each afternoon so they don't get lost! Students from the Kellyville campus can travel across on the College shuttle service.

In order for you to receive all your government entitlements and rebates, you MUST provide all the information required on the enrolment form, especially you and your child’s correct dates of birth and customer reference numbers. Without this information, you will be charged full fees, and rebates will not be able to be applied.

We are open until 6:00 pm at Castle Hill each afternoon and offer a homework group, structured art/craft and sports, a 2 course nutritional afternoon tea all under the guidance and supervision of qualified staff.

If you have a permanent booking and your child is away from school / OOSH on a day they would normally attend OOSH, parents MUST contact OOSH and leave a message informing us, otherwise staff panic when they can’t locate your child! Don't leave a message with the school ... text or leave a voicemail message on the OOSH phone.

We are restricted to a certain number of children each session as is determined by the Government and therefore it is vitally important that parents contact us if they require casual care for their child ...... we cannot accept children who just "arrive" and tell us that their parents said to go to OOSH! Please call the Centre Director or leave a text / voicemail message so we know exactly who to expect each afternoon! Staff will confirm once they receive your message.

At the majority of our services, Vacation Care programs and care for pupil free days is offered. (Castle Hill and Wallsend do NOT offer this facility due to insufficient numbers but are welcome to use any of our other vacation Care service locations)

We are open from 7:00 am in the morning (Parklea and Holy Cross open at 6:30 am) and operate for the whole day until 6:00pm at night.

Each service has a booking evening for Vacation Care mid way through each term so that parents can book their child in for the days they require. If Vacation Care is not booked, then charges do NOT apply during this period.

Parents MUST provide their child's AND their own individual customer reference numbers and dates of birth to be eligible for any rebates applied against their fees.

After School Care: $21.50
Vacation Care / Pupil Free Day: $55.00

Children requiring casual care are charged an additional $1.00 per session.

We currently only operate in the afternoons at Castle Hill and Wallsend Adventist Colleges.

We encourage parents to approach their Coordinator if there are any concerns they may have, or email me directly at shazoosh@bigpond.net.au if there is anything that you need to discuss confidentially.

Children are encouraged to be respectful of staff, other children, and the equipment we use at OOSH. Continual negative or disrespectful behavior will result in your child being placed on a Behaviour Contract which seeks to encourage your child to participate in the program appropriately, and if negative behaviours continue that out other children, staff or your child at risk, alternative child care arrangements may need to be made.

Parents will receive a weekly statement via email and are expected to pay their fees regularly and ON TIME. Accounts that fall more than 4 weeks in arrears will be charged a late fee of $10 for every week that your account is overdue, and care may be cancelled until account is settled.

Late fees are also charged when parents fail to collect their child in the afternoon on time. Late fees are $5.00 per minute and this generally prevents late collections!

There are a number of OSHC services located within close proximity to the Kellyville campus if the Mini Miracles service at Castle Hill is not convenient. Please contact the College for details.