SMOOSH

Out of School Hours Care (SMOOSH)

Telephone: 02 6258 1014
Email: smoosh.stmonicas@cg.catholic.edu.au
Director: Ms Molly Uelese    Assistant Director: Miss Taylor Evans

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)

Payment of Fees

Fees may be paid by Direct Debit, Qkr! or Internet payment

Direct Debit: Form available from SMOOSH Care

Internet Bank Transfer:
BSB: 062-786
Account Number: 12335
Account Name: SMOOSH
Reference: Family name

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