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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Portland Outside School Hours Care and
School Holiday Program​ (Vacation Care)​

All Saints Primary School, Portland; 94 Fawthrop St, Portland, 3305
T: 0419 904 056
E: Portland.OSHC@ymca.org.au

After School Care:​ 3.20pm - 6.30pm
School Holiday Program (Vacation Care)​: 8.30am - 5.30pm

​​​Quality care is important for all families, whether you need care before school, after school or during school holidays (vacation care and pupil free days). We cater for children aged 5 - 12 years, providing opportunities to socialise, try new experiences, learn, play and have fun! Our programs are held in safe and friendly environments and designed to promote positive, active and healthy lifestyles.​

All our early childhood educators hold qualifications in accordance with state legislation. 

While children are playing they are provided with opportunities to:​

  • Learn and develop new skills and interests.
  • Develop guiding values to help them make healthy life choices through interactions with other children and staff.
  • Participate in a supportive, caring and encouraging environment.
  • Contribute their ideas and opinions to the program in ways that are valued and respected.
  • To build self confidence, a positive identity and social skills.​

 Activities include:​
  • Physical activities that develop fitness, coordination and sportsmanship.
  • Healthy eating and cooking that teach life skills.
  • Creative art projects that develop an appreciation of different cultures.
  • Music, dance and drama experiences that help children to express themselves​

Spring School Holiday​ Program

Monday 23rd September - Friday 4th October


​Bookings open Monday 2nd September, 2019

​Booking the School Holiday Program

New Families: Before Booking for the School Holiday Program, all new famil​ies are required to:

  1. Enrol to use the service. This is completed via Qikkids Enrol. Links to register and enrol are below. 
  2. Complete a separate Booking Form and a Payment Form (download below)
  3. Return the Booking Form and Payment form
    either via email to elvie.jenkins@ymca.org.au or to the OSHC service after 3pm.​

Current Families: Complete the Booking and Payment forms below, and return these via email to elvie.jenkins@ymca.org.au or to the OSHC service after 3pm.​

Download: 


​​After School Care​

Booking Aft​er School Care

Bookings for After School Care (ASC) can be either ​on a permanent or casual basis. Before using After School Care, all children need to be enrolled. Once enrolled, if you require assistance please contact our Portland OSHC Venue on 0419 904 056​.

​1.     Enrolment

All families new to the service (After School Care and Holiday Program), are required to enrol first. This is completed through your "My Family Lounge" account . The link to register and log-in is below.

​Once enrolled, you will be able to request permanent or casual days of care ​from within "My Family Lounge"​.

2.     How to Book and Types of ​​Bookings

Bookings for After School Care can be either on a permanent and/or casual basis

Permanent
A permanent booking is defined as a child booked to attend the service on the same day/s each week or fortnight. A Request of Abse​nce can be submitted if your child will not be attending the service. Please refer to the Request for Absence Form​ for further details and conditions.​

Please refer to the Cancellation section of the Family Handbook for information relating to changing or cancelling permanent bookings. 

How to make a permanent booking
A Permanent After School Care booking can be requested via your "My Family Lounge" account online. This request will be sent to Portland OSHC and depending on vacancy, you will receive an offer of placement by email and on your account, which you will need to accept if suitable. 

Casual
Casual bookings are days that do not fall into a regular weekly or fortnightly pattern. 
Bookings will depend on available spaces. 

How to make a casual booking
A Casual​ ​After School Care booking can be requested via your "My Family Lounge" account online. Or alternatively by sending the service an email or by phoning the venue of  0419 904 056​. Bookings are not secure until you have received confirmation either through My Family Lounge or by the service. 

If you require assistance please contact our Portland OSHC Venue 0419 904 056 or at belinda.simmonds@ymca.org.au​​.

Enrol​ and manage your b​​ookings here​ 

Changing, Cancelling Bookings & Requesting an Absence

Changes of Bookings (ASC)​: are completed through your My Family Lounge account.

Requests for A​bsences (ASC)​​: are completed via a form. Note: please see the conditions on the form.
Cancellation of Bookings​ (ASC): are completed via a form. Note: please see the conditions on the form​.

Return of Forms: These forms should be returned to ballarat@ymca.org.au.  

​Download: Request for Absence Form​ (Tip: For electronic fill-in, save this for​m down, fill-in on your device and resave before emailing)
                   Cancellation of Bookings ​Form (Tip: For electronic fill-in, save this for​m down, fill-in on your device and resave before emailing)

Information for families

Family HandbookOSHC Family Handbook - July 2019 

​​Contact us for more information or assistance.​​

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