Wesley Out of School Hours (OOSH) care
Our Wesley Out of School Hours care service is designed to offer parents of school aged children the opportunity to work, study or attend to personal business while providing their children with a safe and secure environment to grow and learn.
On Thursday 2 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package that gives essential service families much-needed fee relief while ensuring approved childcare services receive some funding to remain open.
OOSH care is offered to families free of charge under the new Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package until Sunday 12 July 2020. We have made some adjustments to our booking process to ensure the utmost safety and care for your child. Effective Monday 18 May, all permanent Before and After school care bookings have been put on hold. All existing permanent bookings are guaranteed and will be reinstated on Tuesday 21 July 2020 (first day of Term 3) at the conclusion of the ECEC Relief Package. We are temporarily taking casual bookings for the days you require care.
Under the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package the first week of vacation care will be free to families. Session fees will be charged for the second week of vacation care.
If your family’s enrolments have been affected or for information on a permanent booking once the ECEC Relief Package has concluded, please call the Wesley Out of School Hours office on (02) 9626 6620 or email [email protected]
We are committed to providing high quality care for children. To achieve this, Wesley Out of School Hours care aims to create an environment that:
- is warm and welcoming
- respects and enhances children’s development through appropriate programming
- encourages children to be caring and creative
- is well organised with clear procedures and job descriptions
- is well respected by parents, teachers and others in the community.
We offer a range of activities to children in our care. Our program is guided by the principals laid out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and National Quality Framework for School Age Care—My Time, Our Place (‘The framework’). We aim to ensure collaboration with children that helps them see themselves as capable, fostering their independence and initiative.
We work to ensure that all children enjoy meaningful play and leisure time and that their experiences are positive and are guided by the Five Outcomes as outlined in The framework. These ensure that:
- children have a strong sense of identity
- children are connected and contribute to their world
- children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- children are confident and involved learners
- children are effective communicators.