About Us


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Tuggerah Out of School Hours Care provides care to primary school aged children during school term and school holidays (except public holidays) at Tuggerah Primary School, 1 Pacific Highway, Tuggerah.

Staff provide leisure and recreation-based programs, and children are offered a wide range of activities based on their interests.

Tuggerah Out of School Hours Care services comply with the National Standards for Outside School Hours Care, and participate in the Outside School Hours Care Quality Assurance process. Our recent assessment and ratings visit gave us an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standard (M).

 

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We provide:

  • Before School Care: 6.30am to 8.30am
  • After School Care: 3pm to 6pm, and
  • Vacation Care: 6.30am to 6pm.

We have 65 Before School Care places, 65 After School Care places and 65 Vacation Care places available per day.

Before School Care provides a safe and relaxing environment for your child before school. We provide a nutritious breakfast before 8am.

After School Care is designed to be fun, recreational and stimulating with a healthy afternoon tea provided after school.

You can read more about Before and After School Care on our Before & After School Care page.

Vacation Care has activities organised in small and large groups, or children may choose quiet time by themselves (e.g., to read) with an emphasis on play, recreation and social interaction. We provide indoor and outdoor play throughout the day. You can read more about Vacation Care on our Vacation Care page.

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Philosophy and Policies – Collaboration with Families, School & Community

Tuggerah Out of School Hours Care Philosophy

Educators and the Board of Governance of Tuggerah Out Of School Hours Care believe the importance of middle childhood for the development of cognitive skills (the process of thought), personality, motivation, and interpersonal relationships. Thus the primary development task of middle childhood could be called integration, both in terms of development within the individual and of the individual within the social context.

Given this, our Educators and Board Of Governance believe that all children need a safe, clean, healthy, happy and stimulating environment indoor and out in which to grow and develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

As educators we believe that all children have a right to respect, regardless of their abilities, age, sex, culture, background and religion. We provide an environment both indoor and outdoor that is safe yet stimulating and a program that challenges them through creativity, self choice, and learning through play.

We advocate open communication with parents for they ultimately play the most vital role in their child’s intellectual development. Parents and educators share a common priority: providing the best that they possibly can for the children. Working together we believe that optimum development and relationships will be obtained.

We believe that all children in our care aged 4-12 years will be encouraged to appreciate and care for each other and their surroundings and environments indoor and out. The children will be provided the opportunity for self expression, self direction, and self discipline through positive and meaningful interactions and directions in a welcoming and nurturing environment.

Tuggerah Out of School Hours Care Policies

Our policies have been developed in line with the NSW National Quality Framework (NQF) (see below). If you are interested to see what policies have been prepared to date for review please contact the Coordinator at tooshc@bvnc.org.au.

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Funding and Service Priorities

DETlogoWith the commencement of the National Quality Framework on 1 January 2012, outside school hours care providers are now funded and regulated by the Department of Education and Communities.

Tuggerah Out of School Hours Care services comply with the National Standards for Outside School Hours Care, and participate in the Outside School Hours Care Quality Assurance process.

The National Quality Framework
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The National Quality Framework aims for quality, continuous improvement and consistency in Australian education and care services, and applies to most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside schools hours care services.

Services are Assessed in 7 Quality Areas:

1: Educational program and practice

2: Children’s health and safety

3: Physical environment

4: Staffing arrangements

5: Relationships with children

6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

7: Leadership and service management

Our recent assessment and ratings visit gave us an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standard (M).

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Staff

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The National Quality Framework assesses staff under Quality Area 4 (‘Staffing arrangements’). Staff are rated on their ability to enhance children’s learning and development and ensure their safety and wellbeing. They are also rated on respectful and ethical behaviour.

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BVNC Inc

As well as Tuggerah OOSHC, BVNC Inc operates two Neighbourhood Centres:

Structure of BVNC Inc

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More information about the BVNC Inc, BVNC Inc Membership, and the BVNC Inc Board of Governance is available at the Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre website at bvnc.org.au. A Membership form is available at BVNC Inc Membership.

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Donations and Fundraising

BVNC Inc. a deductable gift recipient
handsgraphicBVNC inc has been endorsed as a deductable gift recipient. Donations over $2 to the organisation are tax deductable. Your donation will go towards enhancing the services provided by our Neighbourhood Centre projects at Glenning Valley and Bateau Bay as well as the Out of School Hours Care services we provide. It enables these projects to respond to the needs of those most disadvantaged in the community.
Charitable Fundraising Number
CFN/24617
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The Registered Charity Logo is intended to help the public instantly identify a registered charity, and encourage them to visit the Charity Register listing.

Tuggerah OOSHC is auspiced by Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre Inc. The BVNC Inc. Vision Statement is: 'To develop and build a safe, friendly environment by fostering & encouraging the cohesion & well-being of the members of the community within the Southern Lakes area, Wyong Shire'.

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