UnitingCare Children’s Services

UnitingCare Children’s Services (UCCS) provides a planned program of play and leisure activities suited to MLC Junior School students.

Our program acknowledges the importance of middle childhood. We actively support children to become involved learners, leaders and decision makers. The service is guided by the My Time Our Place Framework for School Aged Care in Australia.

Experiences are designed to cater for differences in age, skill, interest and ability level which meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard.

Children engage with a range of planned and spontaneous activities including art, craft, games, sport and outdoor fun that provide opportunities to play, explore and create.

About UnitingCare Children’s Services

UnitingCare Children’s Services is the third largest provider of children’s services in NSW, with more than 55 services in NSW and the ACT. We provide quality education and care services to over 6500 children and families each year.

Our purpose is to nurture resilient and confident children through inclusive and sustainable services, in partnership with families and community.

Our services are supported and managed by a large professional management team to ensure quality and accountability. We foster relationships and community connections that develop a sense of belonging for both children, families and the broader school community. Read more on the UnitingCare Services website.

Our Educators

Our professional, caring and committed staff nurtures children in an environment that supports positive attitudes, personal growth and respect for others. UCCS employs professionals who seek to enhance confident and creative learners. This is achieved through:

  • Effective recruitment strategies to attract the best people
  • A positive induction program and continuous learning program
  • Clear policies and procedures to ensure safety and wellbeing 
  • Adherence to a Code of Conduct and professional Code of Ethics
  • Building strong service teams who work collaboratively 

Location

The service is located in the MLC School Junior School in the art room. 

Hours of Operation

Before School Care7–9am
After School Care3–6pm
Vacation Care8–6pm most school holidays

Interested in attending the Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service?

Please contact our Service Coordinator if you are interested in enrolling your child and you will be provided with an enrolment package. Alternatively, please visit the UnitingCare Children’s Services website and complete the enrolment forms. Due to national regulations and laws all forms and documents must be received by our service before a child can attend. 

Bookings

Permanent Booking

 

A permanent booking is for a fixed pattern of attendance each week and is repeated throughout the term. Changes to permanent bookings require two weeks notice and can be made by completing the Change of Booking Form available from the Coordinator.

Casual Booking

 

This occurs when a placement is booked on the day before care is required. Notification is needed by 5pm to ensure that the service can maintain the necessary staffing levels to ensure the children’s safety and care.

MLC School Club Rate

This booking is for children attending co-curricular activities provided by MLC School.
Please note that OSHC staff do not pick children up from activities. You will need to make arrangements with the activity provider to have your daughter returned to the OSHC service.

Signing In and Out

To ensure the children’s safety and meet regulatory requirements families will sign children in on arrival at Before School Care and out on collection from After School Care.

On arrival at After School Care staff will sign children into the program. Children arriving from co-curricular activities will be signed into the program by the activity provider staff. 

Food

All children are provided with nutritional food for breakfast and afternoon tea each day. 

Fees

Many families will meet criteria for the Child Care Rebate, where you can claim 50% of your out of pocket expenses, up to a maximum amount (currently $7500 per child, per year). All fees below are ‘full fees’ without the 50% rebate applied.

Eligibility for the 50% rebate IS NOT income dependant however there is a ‘work, training, study’ requirement. This essentially means that both parents must be working, training or studying while your child is in care with us, or alternatively you are exempt from this requirement. 

In addition you may qualify for Child Care Benefit where part of your fees will be paid by the government. Eligibility requirements depend on your family’s situation.

Please contact the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 or for more information, please visit http://www.familyassist.gov.au/.

Daily Fee      Before School Permanent $15
Before School Casual$20
After School Permanent$29
After School Casual$35
After School Activity Fee$23
Vacation Care Full Day$55
Vacation Care Half Day$30
 Bond$100 per enrolment
Administration Fee$25 per enrolment

Accounts are issued the week after care to the address nominated by you on your registration form. Our preferred method of payment is Direct Debit.

Child Care Benefit

The service is approved to offer Child Care Benefit. For further information and application forms please contact The Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.

A Child Care Rebate is available to eligible families. More information is available at http://www.familyassist.gov.au.
 

For more information, please contact Adriana Damevski via email or phone 0409 301 665