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Out of school hours care

Outside School Hours Care

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Welcome to Jimboomba State School Outside of School Hours Care.
Before school hours care $17.00 per child per day - 6am - 9am
After school hours care $21.00 per child per day 3pm - 6.30 pm
Vacation care from $40.00 per child per day - 6am - 6pm
All fees are able to be applied to a Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Jet Assistance. 
Visit the
Centrelink website or phone 136 150 for further information on registering for child care benefits.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Educators of Jimboomba aim to provide an environment where children feel safe, secure and have a deep sense of belonging. They and their families are strongly encouraged to be active participants in the on-going improvement and implementation of programs and projects within the Service.
Each child and family is recognized as being unique and their cultures, ideas and traditions are greatly valued. Through collaboration with families, and in partnership with the school, positive relationships are developed and maintained. This allows ongoing communication and information sharing which leads to joint planning and common objectives so that children are provided with the best opportunities and experiences for their development. Diversity is embraced by our Educators and as such is reflected in our programs. Through play, investigations, art and craft and leisure activities children are encouraged to extend themselves within their comfort zone and to succeed regardless of their abilities. Educators believe all children have abilities and innate curiosity. Our Educators foster these qualities along with children’s independence and initiative thereby nurturing children’s agency and leadership skills.
Sustainable practices are embedded in all aspects of the service operation. Children are involved in developing and maintaining these practices through ongoing discussions and activities. They are thus encouraged to develop a respectful and caring attitude towards not only their immediate natural and built environment but the earth on which they live. Through our activities and discussions with children we endeavour to foster a genuine concern for the future of the earth.
Our Educators recognize that there is room for their own personal growth and self-improvement and thus reflective practice is on-going. Through this self evaluation and continual update of professional knowledge Educators remain informed of current theories, philosophies and practices. This encourages the on-going cycle of review which enables current practices to be examined, outcomes reviewed and new ideas generated. This culminates in a quality program, quality care and a quality service.
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Jimboomba State School Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) was established in 1995 by the school's P&C Association in response to parent needs for care for children before and after school. Start up numbers for Before School Care was 8 children and After School Care was for 22 children. The P&C Association obtained an ongoing grant to allow for 30 places in the program. Today, due to ever growing demand by the community we are licensed for 120 places in Before and After School Care and 120 places in our Vacation care program.
Our friendly passionate staff, Jillian Cranston, Coordinator & Diploma qualified in Children’s Services, Tiffany Collins Assistant coordinator Diploma qualified  Karen Whitehouse, Bachelor qualified in Human Services- Child and Family studies.  Both Assistant Co-coordinator’s have a vast knowledge of the Childcare Industry and are accompanied by our dedicated and passionate  team of educators;Bridgett Teece, Laura MacBeth,Lavinia Bowen,Nicola Williams and Shelli Sigley. Our Educators hold current approved qualifications or have commenced studies to satisfy current child care regulations.  We look forward to being able to assist you and your family with care.
Jimboomba OSHC coordinator is on site daily to assist with any account queries, childcare quotations and childcare benefit details. 
Before School Care and After School Care Bookings are accepted on a permanent or casual basis, subject to availability of placements. Vacation Care bookings are separate programs and bookings are available approximately three weeks prior vacation period.