Every school holiday period, the experienced staff at Pymble Ladies’ College Out of School Hours Care centre design and host a School Holiday Program of safe, fun and entertaining activities for school children aged 5 to 12 years old. The program runs from 7.30am to 6.00pm each day. Activities vary throughout the day and allow for sessions of high and low activity. Incursions scheduled for certain days will usually run for a one- or two-hour period. The remainder of the day will include activities organised by the Centre staff. Each day will have a theme that will be incorporated into some of the activities. On excursion days, all children booked in must attend the outing.
Our Kids on Campus School Holiday Program has been operating for many years and is rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard by Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate NSW.
From Thursday December 6 2018, Kids on Campus will cater primarily for children attending Pymble Ladies’ College. This change is a direct result of increased enrolments of primary school-aged children at the College, which has led to greater demand for school holiday care from Pymble families.
Kids on Campus School Holiday Program bookings will be open to:
- current Pymble Ladies’ College students
- future Pymble Ladies’ College students enrolled to commence in the Preparatory, Junior or Senior Schools, including Kindergarten girls commencing 2019
- male siblings (in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 2018) of current Pymble Ladies’ College students.
2019 Holiday Programs
- Autumn: Friday 12 to Thursday 18 April
- Winter: Monday 1 July to Friday 19 July
- Spring: Friday 27 September to Friday 11 October (closed for public holiday on Monday 7 October)
- Summer: Thursday 5 December to Friday 20 December (closed Monday 23 December to Wednesday 8 January)
Thursday 9 January to Friday 24 January. Kindergarten 2020 students will be able to start attending from Monday 13 January.
Pymble girls commencing Kindergarten in 2020 are eligible to attend our Kindy Club program from 13 to 24 January 2020.
Children starting Kindergarten at other schools who meet the eligibility criteria to attend Pymble LC OSHC Holiday Program are welcome to attend from the Autumn 2020 Holiday Program. Pre-School or Pre-Kindergarten children are not eligible to attend the program.
Click here to enrol (new families).
Families already enrolled in Hubworks can click here to book.
What to bring:
- A hat. It is very important to remember a hat so your child can play outside.
- Labelled drink bottle.
- If you do not wish your child to wear the sunscreen provided by the Centre please provide your own.
- A spare set of clothes. We may have some water play and a spare set of clothes can be very useful.
- All children are to bring morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and any snacks/drinks required for the day. We have children attending the Centre who are anaphylactic 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! Please label all items.
- A sleeved shirt must be worn. Collared or polo is highly recommended. We spend a great deal of time outside and our ‘sunsafe’ policy states your child must be dressed appropriately. Children who wear clothing that is not appropriate for outside play will remain inside under supervision.
- 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.
- Jumper or jacket.
- Please label all items.
Kids on Campus will be using the Pymble Learn to Swim pool on most days during the holidays. The pool will be supervised by a qualified lifeguard and Centre educators. Please refer to the program to see which days we will be swimming these holidays.
If your child would like to swim, they are welcome to join us in the Learn to Swim pool. Please send along their swimmers, a towel, goggles (optional), and a swimming cap. On the ‘Book Me’ section of Hubworks! you will be asked to acknowledge that your child is able to swim, unless you inform us otherwise. Other activities will be offered for those children who are not swimming.
It is a legal requirement that parents/guardians sign their child in and out of the Centre each day. Children can only leave the Centre when accompanied by a parent/guardian, or an adult nominated in the HubWorks enrolment form. Email or text notification is required to allow another person to collect your child, if they are not already entered in the Hubworks system. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org and our mobile number is 0439 044 279. A phone call cannot be accepted as an official notification due to National Regulations. Photo ID must be provided by the person collecting your child.
Children must be collected by 6.00pm. A late fee of $5.00 per minute per child is applicable for late pick-ups.
The cost varies each day, depending on the activity offered. Those who are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (starts 2 July 2018) will have it applied to each attendance if they have entered their details in the Hubworks system correctly and accepted their Enrolment Notice on MyGov. You do not need to make an upfront payment as it will be taken from your nominated account.
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 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 through iPay for each two-week cycle that the account remains in arrears.
Cancellations can be made up until 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the Vacation Care period. After this, you may request via email to swap to an alternative day should it be available. Credits for absences will only be issued if a copy of a Medical Certification from a General Practitioner (GP) is received no later than two weeks from the final day of Kids on Campus.
If your child is known to have an anaphylactic reaction or episode to any allergen then it is imperative that, upon enrolment, parents provide a current (printed copy) action plan that includes a photo of your child. Parents must supply an EpiPen labelled in a small container, if this is part of your action plan. If your child is known to have asthma, then it is imperative that, upon enrolment, parents provide a current asthma plan, which includes a recent photo of your child. Medication must be sent with your child in a clearly labelled container.
Medication will only be administered by staff if it is in the original packaging with your child’s name on it. You will need to supply a note with instructions for administering the medication and sign our medication administration form at morning drop off.
If your child is unwell, please keep them at home. If your child is unwell on arrival at the Centre, then you will be asked to take them home. If your child becomes unwell during the course of the day, you will be contacted to arrange an alternative care plan.
Credits for absences will only be issued if a copy of a Medical Certification form a General Practitioner (GP) is received no later than two weeks from the final day of Kids on Campus.
Pymble’s Kids on Campus School Holiday Program is ‘Approved Child Care’. This allows families to claim the Child Care Subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy helps families cover the cost of out-of-pocket expenses for child care. 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. For further information on the Child Care Subsidy, please contact the Department of Human Services on 13 24 68 or visit the MyChild website.