ENROLMENTS & BOOKINGS

Click here for answers to your questions about your online booking, enrolment & My Family Lounge.

It is important to notify the staff if your child will be absent. If the child will be absent from the centre for an extended period of time e.g. more than a week, notification is required in advance and in writing. You can leave a voicemail or text during the day if you are unable to contact the staff during Centre hours. Staff must be notified before 9:30 am on the day that your child is booked in.

It’s FREE to register and then you have peace of mind.

SCECS uses Qikkids Child Care Management System.  As the enrolment process can take time, it is highly recommended that all families register.  In cases of emergencies where you require care, your child will be registered are ready to attend.  If your child is not pre-registered and enrolment has not been confirmed, you will not be able to use the service.

Yes, casual bookings can be made via the ‘My Family Lounge‘ app up to 5:00pm the working day prior. If the need is last minute, families can email, text or phone the Service Coordinator who will be able to confirm the booking, as long as we are able to operate within the legislated staffing ratios we have for that day.

Yes, each service is licensed to operate a certain number of places per session. SCECS is capped based on that license.

Yes, if there is sufficient demand from families. SCECS will survey the parent community each term, to determine how many families require vacation care for the next holiday period.

Every child is unique and our Educators make it their priority to know each child well and cater for their needs and interests. Please contact our Head Office Support Team prior to enrolling your child so that we can ensure all plans are in place ensure a smooth transition.

FEES & HOURS

The hours of operations and fees can be found on your school’s OSHC home page.  Please follow this link to find your service for up to date information.

If you require further assistance, please contact our Head Office Support on 02 9568 8628 or scecs@syd.catholic.edu.au.

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CCS)

Yes, SCECS is an approved Australian child care provider. CCS is paid directly to SCECS to be passed on to eligible families as a fee reduction. Families make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the SCECS the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount (also called the out of pocket fee).

PROGRAMS & ROUTINES

An example of the daily routine can be found here: https://scecs.nsw.edu.au/daily-program/

We will be working with the children and families to develop a new and exciting program to ensure that we capture their specific interests and make their time at SCECS lots of fun.

Yes, we understand that time at home is precious and to support our families, we set up a well-resourced space and allow time in our afternoon routine for homework. We work together in partnership with the parents and to support your child’s homework needs.

The programs our qualified educators provide are specifically designed with each child and service in mind – you won’t find the same program at each service.  A new program is revised each vacation period, keeping it new and exciting. We offer a variety of activities including games, drama, physical activity & sport, cooking, art & craft, STEAM activities, gardening, bowling, bike riding/scootering, movie days, picnics, just to name a few.

STAFFING & RATIOS

At SCECS, safety of our children, staff and families is our number one concern.  The Educator to Child ratio of 1:15 for OSHC services applies in NSW.  This ratio means that for every 15 children in an OSHC service, there needs to be 1 Educator available. For example, for 30 children, 2 Educators working directly with the children.

Our staff will be supervising at all times to ensure the safety of all. Risk assessments will be completed to ensure that any risks have been mitigated.

Our Statement of Committment to Child Safety:

SCECS is a Child Safe Organisation dedicated to the Protection of every child in our care. SCECS aims to create environments where children’s safety and wellbeing is the centre of thought, values and actions. This framework is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the rights of Children and aims to ensure that every child’s safety and wellbeing is maintained.  View our SCECS Child Safe Organisation Framework.