As you know the NSW government has extended the free care program into the NSW school holidays. The cost of care will be covered up until the 12th of July, meaning that week 1 of vacation care will be free of charge for all families who wish to use it. Normally for incursion and excursions, The Island covers a portion of the cost of any activity from your daily fee. As The Island will be unable to take a daily fee, as this time, the full cost of the activity is reflected on the program. The activity cost will need to be paid prior to attending either via a credit card authority picked up at the front desk or cash in an envelope marked with your child's name. This will be paid directly to the facilitator of the activity.
For Winter 2020; the vacation care will be in two groups;
Explorers and Little Explorers: Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 (With the exception of Friday the 12th and Monday the 15th in which Year 1 and 2 will be provided with an alternate activity)
Navigators and Adventurers: Year 3, 4, 5 & 6
We have endeavoured to book Incursion activities that do not require the sharing of equipment i.e. where each child receives their own headphones, VR google, and excursion activities where we will be the sole visitors and will not have to share the location with other guests and visitors, as such the cost of activities in these holidays are slightly higher than normal. We apologise for this, however the safety of our staff and children remain our number one priority. We look forward to seeing you for another awesome vacation care.
Opening & Closing Times
Our centre opens at 6:30am and closes at 6:30pm
On excursion days please ensure to have your children at the centre latest by 8:00am.
What to Pack & Not to Pack
Morning Tea, Lunch & Water Bottle
(please do not pack lollies)
Please remember to pack a healthy recess and lunch for your child which does not have any nuts. Lunch will be provided on days that have the knife and fork symbol. Please do not pack any food items that need to be cooked or reheated.
Closed Toe Footwear
Your child must have CLOSED TOE footwear on all days. Any child that does not have closed toe footwear will unfortunately note be able to participate in certain activities.
Hat & Water Bottle
Your child must have a hat while coming to vacation care for protection from the sun when going on excursions as well as a water bottle during the day for drinking.
If you child does not have a hat / water bottle you will be debited $10.00 for the provision of either a hat or water bottle or both and the subsequent laundry and sterilisation required)
(sunscreen will be applied by educators before children leave building)
Sun Smart Clothing
Choose clothing that covers as much skin as possible. The best styles are: tops with collars, and sleeves of at least three quarter-length, pants or skirts of at least three-quarter-length.
(rashie top and shorts)
Please make sure to pack swimmers for you children on days in which there will be water activities.
Children are not allowed to bring electronics to the centre (i.e. mobile phones, iPads, computers, etc.)
(childcare will be free from the 6th - 10th of July, fee's will resume from the 13th of July 2020)
Vacation Care fees and charges are CCS applicable as is the activity fee
First time enrolment fee
$85.00 (some excursions have an additional fee)
Book before 12 midnight on the 21th of June 2020- $75.00 per day
More Than 1 Child
If you have more than one child we ask that you fill out an individual registration form for each of them.
Please make sure you know your schedule before completing your vacation care booking to avoid disappointment.
By submitting the vacation care form you agree that you will be debited for the days in which you select from your card and/or bank account given, and that you will be charged for days booked even if your child does not attend regardless of illness and/or notification of absence. Submitting this form acts as confirmation of your enrolment unless otherwise notified.
We look forward to seeing your children in vacation care these holidays, if you have any questions regarding vacation care please feel free to email email@example.com.
See you in the holidays,
The Island OOSH
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