BOOSH Summer Vacation Care Program 2018/19

BOOSH provides care for children before school, after school and during school holidays. BOOSH is available to all families with school-aged children. New kindergarten children are very welcome.

BOOSH provides: · Before School Care between 7am and 9am; · After School Care between 3pm and 6pm; and · Vacation Care between 8am and 6pm.

You can download the BOOSH Handbook for 2019 here.

BOOSH operates according to the NSW public school term dates (Eastern Division) which can be found here https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/calendars. On School Development Days (pupil-free), BOOSH offers a Vacation Care program. BOOSH caters for up to 30 school-aged children.

At BOOSH we promote a safe and friendly atmosphere where children are encouraged to explore and to use their imagination. We provide experiences such as gardening, art, dance, drama, and so much more in a home-like environment. Breakfast is provided during Before School Care and afternoon tea is provided during After School Care and Vacation Care.

We are a fully-accredited service and Child Care Subsidy is available for eligible parents. BOOSH is an approved service and adheres to National Quality Standards and Education and Care Services National Regulations so that we can offer families in Blackheath, Mount Victoria and the surrounding area a high quality service. We follow the standards for staff to child ratios of one staff member for every 15 children.

BOOSH hires qualified and trained staff. All staff and volunteers have been vetted by the ‘Working with Children Check,’ as required by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.

How to enrol: To enrol your child in BOOSH go to https://banc.hubworks.com.au/, click Enrol, and complete the Enrolment Form.

How to book: Bookings will only be accepted when you have completed the Enrolment Form on HubWorks. You can make a Permanent Booking for Before or After School Care by completing a ‘Permanent Booking’ form. A Permanent Booking is for a fixed pattern of attendance each week and is repeated throughout the term. Changes to permanent bookings require one weeks notice and can be made by completing the ‘Change to Permanent Booking’ form available from the Coordinator. For Casual Bookings for Before and After School Care, please call 0438 099 006 or email boosh@banc.org.au to check availability before sending your child to BOOSH. With a Casual Booking you can book your child into BOOSH for infrequent days. Casual bookings can be cancelled without charge with 24 hours notice via text message on 0438 099 006 or email boosh@banc.org.au

You can book your Vacation Care days by completing a ‘Vacation Care booking form’ which is distributed once the Vacation Care program is released. To assist with staffing and programming, we appreciate as much notice as possible for Vacation Care bookings. Vacation Care bookings can be cancelled without charge with 24 hours notice via text message on 0438 099 006 or email to boosh@banc.org.au

You can download the Summer Vacation Care program here

You can download a Summer Vacation Care booking form here

Verbal cancellations will not be accepted for any BOOSH bookings.