• SAC – School Aged Care

    Welcome to the Heidelberg Primary School – School Age Care Program. We aim to provide your child/ren with a care and education program of the highest possible standard in a safe, secure, nurturing and stimulating environment. The Program incorporates both a licensed and highly accredited and regarded Before School Care and After School Care Program.

    The SAC Program is provided at a minimal cost and enables parents and families of the School to pursue options leading to employment, training, recreation and the pursuit of personal interests.

    The SAC Program includes a wide variety of experiences that are planned and implemented in a friendly and relaxed environment, which accounts for children’s social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs. In this way the Program endeavours to complement the School’s activities and be consistent with the School’s policies and practices.

    The SAC Program is a licensed children’s service with the State Government and is required to adhere to National legislation, regulations and quality standards. All staff/ childcare educators are qualified and experienced in caring for and educating primary school age children.

    Before School Care

    The Before School Care Program operates from 7.00am – 8.45am daily during the School term. A healthy and nutritious breakfast is supplied from 7.15am – 7.45am as part of the Program. Children participate in a variety of planned activities and experiences, concluding with a group activity at 8.30am and then are signed out to attend School at 8.45am.

    After School Care

    The After School Care Program operates from 3.30pm – 6.00pm daily during school terms. A healthy afternoon snack is provided to children attending the Program and the children all sit together to enjoy their snacks together. The After Care Program also provides an extensive program of creative and recreational experiences for the children.

    End of Term Early Finish

    End of Term Early finishes are catered for at the After Care Program. The Program commences at the end of the school day.

    Enrolment and Commencement of Care

    All children attending the Program must have a current completed enrolment form prior to attending. An annual re-enrolment process commences in November each year and the Program accepts new enrolments at any time during the school year.

    Fees

    Families may be eligible to reduce their fees with the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Tax Rebate (CCTR). Please contact the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 to determine your eligibility.

    • Before School Care: $11 per child per session
    • After School Care: $14 per child per session

    Details of other fees and charges, including late pick up and cancellation fees are available by contacting the Program.

    Contacting the Program

    The Program has a 24 hour answering machine for all families. The contact phone number is 9455 3569. The answering machine dates and time stamps all messages received. An email can also be sent to the SAC Program Co-ordinator at oshp@heidelbergps.vic.edu.au