Out of School Hours Care (SMOOSH)

St Monica’s Primary School is responsible for the coordination and management of the St Monica's Out of School Hours Care (SMOOSH Care). This facility, operating in the new school hall, offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care to the parents and friends of St Monica's Primary School.

 

St Monica's SMOOSH Care is committed to providing a fun, safe, warm, positive and stimulating environment for all those involved with the Centre.

 

The children have the opportunity to interact with children of different ages and be cared for in a home like environment, extending and enhancing their home experiences. The centre aims to create a flexible environment where the children are afforded the opportunity to make their own choices with confidence and self esteem within their own abilities.

 

Activities provided for children cater to varying interests and abilities. Each child and his/her family will be valued and respected regardless of the cultural background, gender and beliefs. We believe that every child is an individual, and contributes uniquely to the positive nature of the Centre. St Monica's SMOOSH Care aims to provide an environment that wi11 encourage positive relationships between children, staff, parents, guardians, school staff and the broader community.

 

At St Monica's SMOOSH Care, we recognise that every child has specific developmental needs that require attention. We especially focus on the development of the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative, recreational and social elements which allow the child to operate with confidence and contribute ably with peers, family and the community.

 

The staff members at SMOOSH Care give priority to being part of a team whereby quality care, professionalism and ongoing support for both staff member and child is a priority. The staff team work cohesively together and in support of each other to fulfill a variety of tasks, working towards common goals, and focusing on the Centre's philosophy.

 

Eligibility                              

Children eligible to attend school age care services are those enrolled and attending St Monica’s Primary School.

 

Hours of operation

7.30am – 8.45am (Before school care)

3.10pm – 6.00pm (After school care)

8.00am – 6.00pm (Vacation care)

  

Fees 2017

$15.00 Enrolment Fee (per family)

$13.00 per session (Before school care) Permanent - Breakfast included

$15.00 per session (Before school care) Casual - Breakfast included

$25.00 per session (After school care) Permanent

$26.50 per session (After school care) Casual

$50.00 per day plus cost of excursion planned (Vacation Care)

 

Fee assistance: Childcare Benefit available

 

Childcare Benefits Registered Numbers:

Before School Care: 555 006 589T

After School Care: 555 006 577K

Vacation Care: 555 006 578H

 

Payment of Fees

Fees may be paid by Direct Debit, Internet payment, cheque or cash.

 

Direct Debit: Form available from SMOOSH Care

 

Internet Bank Transfer: 

BSB: 062-786

Account Number: 12335

Account Name: SMOOSH

Reference: Family name

 

Cheque: Payment to be placed in a sealed envelope with the child's name and amount written clearly on the outside, and given to the Director or senior staff member

 

Cash: Cash payments will be receipted at time of payment. Correct amount to be given or balance credited to your account. Cash payments will be counted and sealed in an envelope by the Director/Acting Director, with the child's name and amount written clearly on the front.

 

St Monica’s Out of Hours School Care (SMOOSH)

 Telephone: 02 62581014

Mobile: 0467 655 418

  

Email: smoosh.stmonicas@cg.catholic.edu.au

 

  Links to         Enrolment Form         


Refer to SMOOSH in the Publication Tab for handbook and forms