Amberley O.S.H.C.

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3 – Programs

3.5 Excursions

Amberley O.S.H.C. will include excursions as a valuable part of its overall program.  Excursions will provide enjoyment, stimulation, challenge, new experiences and a meeting point between Amberley O.S.H.C. and the wider community.  Risk assessments will be conducted with all safety precautions identified and maintained, and parent permission obtained before a child is taken on an […]

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3.2 Program and Documentation Evaluation

In order to ensure that Amberley OSHC’s programs are effective to delivering the objectives and learning outcomes as reflected in these policies and procedures, the Service regularly reflects on, and evaluates, the structure, process and content of its programs. Relevant Laws and other Provisions The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include: Education and […]

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3.1 Program (Development and Conduct)

Using an approved learning framework, My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia, the Educational Leader, in consultation and collaboration with educators, children and families; plans, designs and provides programs, catering to the children’s age, developmental needs, skills, interests and abilities through a variety of challenging and recreational activities.  In providing opportunities […]

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3.4 Homework

To support families and children, Amberley OSHC will endeavour to provide adequate time, quiet space and supervision to enable children to do their homework as necessary, with the express understanding that time in school age care may be the optimal opportunity for homework completion. In addition to home work time, children will be provided an […]

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3.14 Valuing Diversity, Culture and Reconciliation

The Service supports, respects and actively promotes principles of diversity and equity.  These principles are seen as integral to embedding culture within the service’s day to day program experiences for children. Educators, children and families are encouraged to share relevant aspects of their culture with the service enabling the service to make informed and appropriate […]

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3.13 Water Safety

The service acknowledges that water activities are a significant part of our Queensland culture therefore we aim to provide children with experiences that are safe and fun.  The service recognises that the safety and supervision of children in and around water is of the highest priority therefore children will be closely supervised at all times […]

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3.11 Escorting Children

Amberley OSHC seeks to maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of children and educators by ensuring that appropriate procedures are implemented with regards to escorting children between the OSHC service, school and/or any other designated activity/venue. Amberley OSHC also acknowledges that, from time to time, families may arrange for their child to participate in extra-curricular […]

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3.10 Observational Recording

Amberley OSHC acknowledges the need to document children’s participation in the program to inform future program development and to ensure the needs, interests and abilities of all children are broadly considered.  We acknowledge that children’s participation and experiences may be documented in different ways, depending on the context of the observation. Relevant Laws and other […]

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3.7 Physical Activity

Amberley OSHC aims to provide all children with appropriate, frequent and varied physical activity opportunities, focusing on enjoyment and participation, thereby encouraging positive physical activity habits in all children. Relevant Laws and other Provisions The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include: Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011 Physical […]

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3.15 Cooking with Children

The Service acknowledges the value of offering experiences that develop children’s life skills as part of the program including food preparation and cooking experiences.  The service also recognises that children’s competence and skill level with food preparation and cooking activities will vary therefore effective risk assessment and management procedures are implemented to ensure children’s safety. […]

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