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About Junction Park OSHC Service

Junction Park OSHC has operated at Junction Park State School for 26 years.  It is currently a not for profit inc., governed by a committee of school parents. The committee meets on a monthly basis. In 2016 OSHC will transition to become a part of the Junction Park P&C.  This will retain the control and identity of the OSHC as wholly a school community owned and operated service.  If you would like to become involved, or would like any more information regarding the governance of the service please contact jposhc@bigpond.com
 
Location
 
The Junction Park Outside School Hours Care facility is located in the OSHC room on the bottom floor of the main school building; between the tuckshop and staff car park.  All children attending the service must be dropped off in the morning or collected in the afternoon by an authorised person and sign in and out of the OSHC room each day.
 
Programs
 
Junction Park Outside School Hours Care tailors their programs to meet the needs of the local school community.  Junction Park OSHC programs are developed in consultation with children, parents, school community and OSHC educators.  They are tailored to cater to the children’s age, interests, skill and abilities through a variety of challenging and recreational activities.  Our programs are designed to develop happier, stronger and healthier children through creating a welcoming environment; a home away from home.
 
Before and after school care
 
Care is available 5 days per week during term time. Before school, the service operates from 7:00am-9:00am. After school, the service operates 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Children can walk straight to and from their classrooms. Educators pick up and drop off the Prep and Year 1 students and escort them to the OSHC room.
 
Bookings
 
It is essential that we receive family’s bookings prior to the session needed, as spaces are limited and may result in waiting lists being applied.  Bookings and cancellations are to be provided in writing to the service via text or email. Bookings are only guaranteed once parent/guardian receives confirmation of booking from the Junction Park service coordinator.
Mobile: 0400 384 883
 
Vacation care and student free days
 
A full day program is available 5 days per week during school holidays, and on Student Free Days from 7.00am to 6.00pm.
 
Food
 
Junction Park OSHC provides a healthy breakfast at Before School Care and a healthy afternoon tea at After School Care. Parents are asked to provide all meals at Vacation Care.  In addition to these meals the children also have the opportunity to participate in cooking activities and the occasional special treat.
 
Government subsidies
 
There are a number of schemes available to parents including;
Child Care Benefit (CCB) – CCB is a means tested benefit available to parents accessing Outside School Hours Care. The percentage benefit available to a family is determined by criteria including the number of children in care and household income. Junction Park OSHC automatically lodges claims on behalf of parents, and only bills for the difference.
Child Care Rebate (CCR) – This rebate is available to all families, and entitles families to receive 50% of their out-of-pocket child care costs up to $7,500 per child per year. This can be claimed as a rebate paid quarterly.
 
Cost to parents after CCB and CCTR
 
To make an enquiry to use the service, please contact the service coordinator of the service directly on:
Mobile: 0400 384 883
For more information on Junction Park Outside School Hours Care, please visit our OSHC service located on the school grounds.
 
Parents handbook
 
A copy of the parent handbook is available on request from the service coordinator, or by contacting the service on jposhc@bigpond.com