Before & After School Care
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY TO CHILD SAFETY
Oak Park Primary School Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is committed to implementing and abiding by our Child Safe Environment Policy based on Child Safe Standards in Victoria (2022), which accentuates our zero tolerance for child abuse and raising awareness about the importance of child safety in our Service and the community.
We are dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect and promote a child safe environment, maintaining children’s wellbeing. We adhere to our comprehensive Child Protection Policy, standing by our mandatory reporting responsibilities to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse and neglect.
We work to ensure there is clear awareness between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour concerning adults and children. We require clear precincts between children and employees, volunteers and the community to maintain children’s safety.
We are dedicated to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.
We are committed to ongoing professional development for employees to maintain their ability to distinguish and respond to situations of abuse and neglect, ensuring employees are responsive to their responsibilities in keeping children safe.
We work in collaboration with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the children and have confidence in educating children about their right to be safe. We believe in teaching children what to do if they feel unsafe and encouraging them to express their view and thoughts on matters that directly affect them.
As educators we listen to and empower children to act on any concerns, they or others may raise which is reflective in our policies and procedures in keeping children safe.
In response to community needs, Oak Park Primary School has established and operates an Out of School Hours Child Care (OSHC) Service. The service incorporates Before Care and After School Care Programs.
The service operates to provide high quality childcare in a safe, enjoyable and caring environment. This service is provided at minimal cost and enables parents to pursue options leading to employment, training, recreation and the pursuit of personal
The service includes a wide variety of activities that are prepared and implemented in a friendly environment, which accounts for children's social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs. In this way the service endeavours to
complement the school's activities and be consistent with the school's policies and procedures.
Our aim is to provide a high quality play based school-aged childcare service for Oak Park Primary School which is community-based, flexible and meets each child’s need for care in a happy, creative, stimulating, safe and secure environment in both before and after school. A place that is a warm and inviting where children can relax, have fun with their friends, make new friends and be empowered to shape and control their world; a place where they belong, a place that belongs to them.
We strive to build trusting, collaborative partnerships with families, the school and services that work with children and acknowledging the family as the first and most important educator in a child’s life. We aim for a consistent and compassionate approach where children are at the heart of every decision we make. We cultivate an atmosphere where all children and families are actively welcomed to join us in celebrating diversity of thought and culture.
We provide an OSHC experience where children engage in a range of play and leisure activities and experiences that support them. We value that children learn through play, and our program invites children to actively engage in creative experiences as well as sport and imaginative free-play and that with encouragement and guidance, all children have opportunities to engage in meaningful experiences which recognise the individual interests and needs of the children in our care.
To provide an environment for children that:
Full fee before childcare subsidy:
Hours of Operation
Before School Care: 7:00am - 8:45am
After School Care: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Phone: (03) 9300 3412
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Parent Handbook 2023