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 8.15am (during school term)
Fee: $20.00 per morning (2023 rate)
After School Care (ASC)
Program Hours: end of the school day until 6.30pm (during school term)
Fee: $39.00 per afternoon (2023 rate)
Years 3 to 6 Pre-Co-Curricular Care (3-6 PCC)
Please note that this is exclusively for Years 3 to 6 girls who are attending Co-Curricular activities starting at 4.00pm to 4.15pm.
Program Hours: end of the school day until 4.00pm (during school term)
Fee: $13.00 (2023 rate)
Pymble LC OSHC bookings can be made through the Kidsoft iParent Portal. Please refer to the OSHC Booking Guide for instructions to create routine or casual bookings.
Once you have made a Routine or Casual booking you may need to complete the ASC Co-curricular Activity Notification form if your daughter attends a Co-Curricular activity on the day attending OSHC. Not only does this inform us as to where you child is whilst in our care, but also provides your authority for your daughter to attend the activity and our OSHC staff to sign your daughter in and out of the service.
If you do not complete this form your daughter will:
1. not be signed out from OSHC to attend her Co-Curricular activity
2. a non-notification fee applied due to an unexplained absence if attending the activity straight after school.
OSHC fees are as follows:
- BSC Regular and Casual attendance: $20.00 flat rate
- BSC Casual booking (less than 12 hours notice): $20.00 flat rate
- ASC Regular and Casual attendance: $39.00 flat rate
- ASC Casual booking (less than 24 hours notice): $41.00 flat rate
- ASC Pre-Co-Curricular Care and PCC Casual attendance (3.00pm to 4.00pm only): $13.00
- ASC Pre-Co-Curricular Care (less than 24 hours’ notice): $17.00
- ASC Pre-Co-Curricular Care after 4.00pm to 6.00pm sign out: $37.00 (+ $4.00 if less than 24 hours’ notice)
- Non-notification fee of absence or changes to afternoon attendance schedules: $20.00
- Late Collection fee: $5.00 per minute, per child
- Holiday Program varies according to activities
All payments for attendances will be charged from your nominated bank account or credit card.
Payment details are entered onto your Kidsoft iDebitpro account.
Payments withdrawn from your nominated account are paid in arrears on a fortnightly cycle.
The Child Care Subsidy is credited via your Kidsoft account as a fee reduction based on the percentage entitlement (see Child Care Subsidy)
Declined Payments: may incur a fee should an outstanding payment or payment details not be rectified
Child Care Subsidy
Pymble Ladies College OSHC is an approved Child Care Centre. This allows for families to claim the Child Care Subsidy for OSHC attendances. Parents can apply for the Child Care Subsidy through Centrelink.
The Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of child care. It is generally paid directly to providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount.
If you are entitled to receive the Child Care Subsidy and booking with Pymble LC OSHC, you will be asked to confirm your Enrolment Notice, which will be sent to your myGov account. Once the enrolment notice is confirmed, the CCS percentage will then be added to your Kidsoft account by Centrelink via your CRN’s that were entered on your Kidsoft enrolment.
For further information regarding the Child Care subsidy, visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/child-care-subsidy or contact Centrelink on 136 150.
Complying Written Agreement (CWA)
All families utilising Pymble OSHC service are required, through your Kidsoft account, to sign a CWA (You must have a ‘Complying Written Arrangement’ with Uniting Early Learning that satisfies the Government requirements). This is a requirement for the Department of Education. The CWA is a legal agreement that Pymble Ladies College OSHC will provide care in return for fees and will outline the start date of the arrangement, fees, and booking details.
Authorisations for sign in and out of OSHC
Children must be signed in/out of the Centre by an authorised person who has registered in your Kidsoft account. Please email email@example.com if you would like to add or update an emergency contact.
The authorised person signing in or collecting your child will be required to enter their mobile number and PIN when ‘signing’ your child in/out of the Centre.
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 into the Centre and attend Before School Care. If your child has an early lesson or sports session at Preparatory or Junior School, 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 attending a co-curricular activity that starts later in the afternoon, you are welcome to pick 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 be required to attend the OSHC Centre and remain there until her lesson time. (Applicable charges will be applied.) This is to ensure the safety of your child on the school grounds.
Preparatory School girls who attend OSHC and have an afternoon activity, will be picked up directly from the Preparatory School or the OSHC Centre (depending on the start time of the activity) and accompanied to their activity. Preparatory School girls will be returned to OSHC Centre at the activity’s conclusion or as per your instruction noted on the applicable form. Preparatory Administration co-ordinates walkers to transfer children to and from OSHC and co-curricular activities as per your instructions on your child’s ‘Travel Arrangements’.
Walkers are available Monday to Friday until the conclusion of 5.00pm lessons. Please ensure you do not book your child into any co-curricular activities that conclude after 5.00pm should they require a walker to return your child to OSHC. Should there be any temporary changes to your child’s after school care arrangements, an email notification to Preparatory School Administration (firstname.lastname@example.org) and OSHC (email@example.com) is required. Staff will sign children into OSHC on your child’s arrival at OSHC.
Any child not collected from carline by the applicable time will be sent to OSHC for collection and signed out by an authorised person.
Junior School girls will make their own way to and from their activities as per your instructions on the applicable booking.
Senior Sister Pickup (Years K to 6)
If your daughter is waiting at the OSHC Centre for collection by a Secondary School sister, she will be cared for free-of-charge up until 3.30pm. Please make a ‘Senior Sister’ booking via the Kidsoft iParent portal. Should we not receive a booking full ASC fees will be applied. Please note that no afternoon tea is provided with this free service, and the Senior Sister must collect your daughter. Should a parent collect, your daughter full ASC fees will be applied.
Families will be charged $5.00 per minute, per child, after the Centre closing time of 6.30pm.
We rely on parent communication/action to keep us informed when your child will be absent from their usual OSHC attendance. We also require communication/action when there are any changes to their advised afternoon activity schedule. Whilst we do have information regarding some of the events within the College we cannot assume your daughter’s participation and therefore rely on your communication/action should your daughter be absent due to illness, camps, carnivals, sporting events, concerts, dance rehearsals, etc.
Please note that, in accordance with Out of School Hours Care National Regulations and in the interest of child safety, PymbleLC OSHC Centre will charge a Non-Attendance Fee. This means that a fee of $20.00 will be charged to your Kidsoft account if an SMS message or phone call from the Centre is required to confirm your child’s absence from their scheduled After School Care session.
To streamline the process of absence notification, absences and cancellations must be actioned via the iParent Portal or Kidsoft App. Absences can be actioned before the start of the session via the iParent Portal or Kidsoft App by marking the child absent or, after the session has started, by sending a message via Kidsoft ‘Messages to Service’. Parents must ensure we are provided accurate information of any Co-Curricular activities applicable to the days of attendance by using the Co-Curricular Notification Form.
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.
A notice period of one week is required when cancelling permanent and 12 hours for casual bookings in Kidsoft. Senior Sister bookings can be modified up to one hour before attendance.
Please note for those that claim the Child Care Subsidy, the Subsidy will not be paid for absences submitted after a child’s last day of child care. This includes where:
- A family has confirmed their child’s last day at a service, but that child does not physically attend their last booked sessions of care (this applies to absences during Pymble OSHC one-week cancellation period.
- A provider continues to charge fees for sessions of care after a child has left the service, because the family did not give the agreed period of notice that they no longer require child care.
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