Pymble Ladies’ College OSHC provides quality care for children from Kindergarten to Year 6 in the Junior School campus next to the John Reid Building. Our highly-qualified educators provide an exciting play-based curriculum that adheres to the National Quality Standards and encompasses the My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia. We manage our programs in accordance with National and NSW laws and regulations.
Why Pymble LC OSHC?
- All educators have Working with Children Checks and are trained in CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, and/or Applied First Aid.
- A nutritious and varied breakfast/afternoon tea will be provided each day.
- Hassle free drop off at Before School Care. Parents can drop their daughters at the Preparatory carline and they will be accompanied to the OSHC centre.
- Homework supervision between 3.15pm and 4.15pm each day.
- Music rooms available for practice between 3.30 and 4.30 pm Monday- Thursday on request.
- Fun, child based program.
- Strong connections with Pymble families.
Before School Care
Program Hours: 7.00am to 8.30am (during school term)
Fee: $13.50 per morning (2019 rate)
After School Care
Program Hours: end of the school day until 6.30pm (during school term)
Fee: $30.00 per afternoon (2019 rate)
In order to utilise OSHC you must follow an enrolment procedure.
Please follow the directions to create a Hubworks account and ensure that you complete ALL requested information. Incomplete enrolments will be declined.
Mandatory fields for completion are:
- Child details
- Parent details
- Parent email and phone number (Both parents for the purpose of PIN issuance if it is stated under Family status that ‘Both parents at home’)
- CRN is claiming the Child Care Subsidy (Parent 1 must be the parent attached to the child with Centrelink)
- Emergency contacts and authorisations
- Medicare details (if Australian Citizen)
- Health information (Doctor/ Medical Centre, Health and Dietary Information, Action plans if applicable)
- Immunisation certificate
- iPay details, CRN (must be a current credit card)
New parents need to enrol their child prior to booking a place in our programs. To enrol your child please click here, open the 'Enrol your child in Hubworks' drop down menu and follow the instructions to complete Hubworks Enrolment.
To book a place, following completion/update of enrolment in Hubworks, please click here, open the 'Book a Place - Before and After School care' dropdown menu and follow the instructions to complete your booking.
What to Bring
- A hat. It is very important to remember a hat so your child can play.
- Labelled drink bottle.
- If you do not wish your child to wear the sunscreen provided by the Centre, please provide your own.
- All children to bring morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and any snacks/drinks required for the day. We have children attending the centre who are allergic to nuts, so please do not bring nut products. This is very important for their safety.
What to Wear
- Comfortable clothes that can get messy!
- A sleeved shirt must be worn – collared or polo is highly recommended. We spend a great deal of time outside and our ‘sun-safe’ policy states your child must be dressed appropriately. Children who wear clothing that is not appropriate for outside play will be provided with sun-safe shirts. Sun-safe hats are provided for children who forget their own hats.
- A spare set of clothes. We may have some water play and a spare set of clothes would be a great idea.
- Closed-in shoes. Your child will only be able to participate in activities if they have sensible, closed-in shoes. Thongs, sandals and heels do not allow children to participate safely in all the great activities we provide.
- A jumper or jacket.
Please remember to label all items.
The Pymble School Holiday Program is ‘Approved Child Care’. This allows families to claim the Child Care Subsidy for OSHC.
The Child Care Subsidy helps families cover the cost of out of pocket expenses costs of child care and is not income tested.
The Child Care Subsidy is income tested and is usually paid directly to approved Child Care Services to reduce the fees that eligible families pay.
Please note there are a few changes due to the new Child Care Subsidy System:
The Government's new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) came into effect 2 July 2018. You may be eligible for CCS if you meet the requirements and this includes the requirement to have a CWA (Complying Written Arrangement) with our centre. It is important that you have a written arrangement with Uniting Early Learning that satisfies the Government requirements. This is also a requirement for the Department of Education. Should you be entitled to the Child Care Subsidy you will also need to confirm an Enrolment notice sent to your MyGov account.
Before School Care
Parents will be met at the car line by one of the Centre’s educators, who will assist you to sign in your child. Children arriving at school before 8.00am (Preparatory School girls) and 7.45am (Junior School girls) will be signed in to the Centre and attend Before School Care. If your child has an early lesson or sport session at the Preparatory or Junior Schools, please let the educator know and they may go straight to their lesson without signing in. Preparatory girls will be accompanied to school at the end of Before School Care. Junior School girls will make their own way to their classrooms.
After School Care
If your daughter is waiting at the Centre for collection by a Secondary School sister, she will be cared for free-of-charge up until 3.30pm. Secondary School sisters must sign the sign-out sheet with the initials SS to ensure no charges are recorded for the care. If this is a regular booking, please complete a Booking Form and indicate it is a Senior Sister pick-up.
If your daughter is attending a co-curricular activity that starts later in the afternoon, you are welcome to pick up her up from school and accompany her to her activity or stay with her on school grounds until the activity start time. If this is not possible, your daughter will attend the OSHC Centre and remain there until her lesson time. (Applicable charges will be applied.)
Preparatory School girls will be picked up from the Centre and accompanied to their activity (please arrange this ahead of time with Preparatory School administrator at email@example.com and returned at its conclusion. Junior School girls will make their own way to and from their activities.
All children are to be signed in/out by an authorised person who has been registered on the HubWorks system – this includes Secondary School sisters. This information can be updated by parents in HubWorks at any time from your computer, phone or mobile device.
Parents/guardians may also provide written notification of the name of an alternative person who will collect your child. This can be done in writing and must be signed by the parent/guardian. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in emergency situations an SMS can be sent 0439 044 279. A phone call or message cannot be accepted as an official notification due to National Regulations. Photo ID must be provided by the person collecting your child.
Families will be charged $5.00 per minute, per child, after the Centre closing time of 6.30pm.
Families will be charged $5.00 for bookings that are made within 24 hours of the session time.
If a payment is declined, Pymble OSHC will provide families with a seven-day grace period to make the outstanding payment. If this has not been rectified within seven days, the provision of the OSHC service will be suspended for the family until payment is made in full. A late payment/decline fee of $25.00 will be charged for each two-week cycle that the account remains in arrears.
A notice period of two weeks is required when cancelling permanent and casual bookings. For booking cancellations to take effect, an email must be sent to email@example.com. You will be charged regardless of attendance if the two weeks’ notice period has not been provided.
Please note that, in accordance with Out of School Hours Care National Regulations and in the interest of child’s safety, PymbleLC OSHC Centre (the Centre) will charge a Non-Notification of Absence Fee effective 26 February, 2018.
This means that a fee of $7.50 will be charged to your Hubworks account if a SMS message or phone call from the Centre is required to confirm your child’s absence from their scheduled After School Care session.
To avoid this charge, parents and carers are required to confirm or advise the Centre of any changes to their daughter’s co-curricular attendance schedule and to notify the Centre if their child will not be attending a scheduled session in After School Care.
Please note, whilst the Centre has access to information regarding College events, communication from you is still required to confirm your daughter’s non-attendance at the Centre.
Please provide notification in writing for absences:
- Carbon Copy (cc) firstname.lastname@example.org when sending notifications to the Preparatory or Junior Schools regarding your daughter’s absences from school.
- Email: email@example.com to advise the Centre of absences, changes to OSHC bookings or changes to co-curricular schedules.
- SMS: 0439 044 279 if your child will be absent from a scheduled session at the Centre.
If your daughter attends OSHC after co-curricular activities, we allow her 15 minutes to arrive at the Centre after her activity concludes before beginning the process of contacting you via SMS or a phone call to confirm her non-attendance.
Thank you for supporting the Centre in maintaining the highest standard in ‘duty of care’ for your daughter
These documents are available for review and feedback at the Centre.
We encourage the thoughts of all parents/guardians and children through face-to-face discussion or email