Monday 4th July - Heroes & Villains Laser Tag War - $65
Heroes and Villains Laser Tag War – Will you come dressed as a hero or a villain? Come along and join us for a fun-filled day of UNLIMITED laser skirmish wars with your friends and educators.

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Tuesday 5th July - Sports & Recreation & NAIDOC celebration - $75
Let’s take a trip to Niagara Park Stadium where there will be a variety of activities such as wheel chair basketball, trampolines, basketball, soccer, table tennis, dancing and much more on offer!

Permission form must be returned.

Please arrive by: 8.30am

Address: 18 Washington Ave, Niagara Park NSW 2250

Distance travelled: 15.2km

Staff Child Ratio: 1:10

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea
Wednesday 6th July - Mexican Fun Day - $65
 

I moustache you a question but I’ll shave it for later! Mexican fun with tacos for lunch!

We will be having tacos for lunch.

 

What to bring:

  •  Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea
Thursday 7th July - Hunter Valley Wildlife Park - $75
Who’s ready for a trip to Hunter Valley Wildlife Park? Where we will explore and interact with the friendly variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from Australia and around the globe.

Permission form must be returned.

Please arrive by: 8am

Address: 138 Lomas Ln, Nulkaba NSW 2325

Distance travelled: 192km

Staff Child Ratio: 1:10

What to bring:

  •  Sun safe hat
  •  Drink bottle
  •  Enclosed shoes
  •  Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea
Friday 8th July - Emergency Services Day Dress Up - $65
Get ready to STOP, DROP and ROLL with your best outfit on! We will be welcoming some special guests; can you guess who?

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
Monday 11th July - Inflatable Bounce House - $75
Come join us as we bounce, bounce, bounce! We will be travelling to Berkeley Vale to the Central Coast Sports Centre where we will be jumping on inflatables, playing in the playground and playing a variety of sports.

Reminder: Please bring socks.

Permission form must be returned.

Please arrive by: 9.30am

Address: CORNER OF WYONG ROAD AND ENTERPRISE DRIVE, BERKELEY VALE NSW 2261

Distance travelled: 48.6km

Staff Child Ratio: 1:10

What to bring:

  • Enclosed shoes
  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
Tuesday 12th July - Art masters and Tie Dye Tuesday - $65
Let’s get art crazy!

 We will be tie dying our own bags, making clay creations, creating oriental sand art and painting plant pots to give to our friends at Evergreen retirement village.

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Clothes that can get messy
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • BYOD (Bring your own device) Children’s choice
Wednesday 13th July - Hoyts & Sun Valley Park - $75
Sit back and relax as we watch the minions on the big screen. Today we will be travelling to Sun Valley Park where we will have a picnic morning tea and enjoy playing on the playground. Followed by a trip to Hoyts Erina where children will enjoy a popcorn and poppers as we watch a much-loved Minions movie.

Permission form must be returned. 

Please arrive by: 8am

Address: Sun Valley Park, 31A Bayside Dr, Green Point NSW 2251 and HOYTS Erina, Terrigal Dr, Erina NSW 2250

Distance travelled: 29.7km

Staff Child Ratio: 1:10

What to bring:

  • Enclosed shoes
  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
Thursday 14th July - Carnival Day & Circus Workshop - $65
The carnival is here!

Come join us as we explore the OOSH carnival. We will learn circus tricks, play carnival games and earn tickets to buy prizes.

 We will be having pizza for lunch.

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Envlosed shoes
  • Food provided all day
Friday 15th July - Funky Backwards Friday & Colour Run - $65
Come with your clothes on backwards, your socks on inside out and your hair crazy because today is funky backwards Friday. Children will have the chance to get their face painted, Hair sprayed crazy colours and shirts coloured crazy from our colour run.

Please bring a white shirt with you.

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • White Shirt
Monday 18th July - Mystery Monday - $65
Today we will be uncovering lots of mysteries like what is hiding in our sandpit. We will be trying mysterious foods, following mysterious treasure maps and solving mysterious clues.

What to bring:

  • Sun safe hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • BYOD (Bring your own device)
Additional Information for Vacation Care
Sun Safety: Kariong OOSH endorses the Cancer Council’s ‘Sun Safe OOSH’ Policy. Under this policy, a daily UV check is conducted, and at times where the UV level is 3 or above, SPF 50+ sunscreen is applied every 2-3 hours. Children are also required to wear sun safe clothing, including a broad brimmed, bucket style or legionnaire hat, and clothing which covers their shoulders. Singlets and caps are not sun safe clothing. If your child attends Vacation Care without appropriate sun safe clothing, they will be provided with a hat/ shirt. This will incur a laundering fee of $3 per item. Children must also wear enclosed shoes and bring a jumper or a jacket and drink bottle each day. Thongs, open toed and slip-on style shoes are not permitted.

Caps are not permitted at Kariong OOSH.

Mobile Phone Number: 0405 358 049 Kariong OOSH has a mobile phone in addition to our landline. This phone will be carried by the Service Supervisor whilst on excursions.

Hours of operation: Kariong OOSH is open from 6.30am till 6.30pm Monday to Friday during the school holidays and Kariong Public School Pupil Free Days (excludes public holidays). Bookings are essential as places are limited. If you have enquires outside of these times please leave us a message or send us an email.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS): CCS is available to registered parents for Vacation Care. If you are a family that only uses Kariong OOSH for Vacation Care you will need to reconfirm your enrolment with Centrelink for CCS to be applied to your account. This will need to be done around the first day of attendance to stop your enrolment falling back into exited family status. If you fail to do this you will be charged FULL FEES. Please contact Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 136 150, or login to your MyGov account or Centrelink App to be CCS assessed.

Bookings: Bookings are to be made via BookMe, which is accessed from your Hubworks account. If you need your login details please advise us. In the case that a day becomes booked out, a waiting list will be prepared and parents will be notified if a place becomes available.

Cancellations: Please notify the Centre of any cancellations as soon as possible. We do not swap days, and there is a 25% Cancellation Fee, if you cancel your booking within 7 days of the booked day.

Payment: The cost per day during Vacation Care is $65 per child. Please note that additional costs may apply to some ‘in centre’ activities and excursions, to cover increased staffing costs and transportation costs. (Please see the program for these additional charges). Fees are due to paid at time of booking. We understand that some families’ accounts are in credit so we are requesting, in order to secure your days, that 25% of total fees are paid at time of booking. This will be calculated at checkout with BookMe.

Supervision: Kariong OOSH is approved for a maximum of 75 school age children per day, however limitations may be placed on maximum number of enrolments due to staffing or transport requirements. Staff to child ratios of 1:15 are maintained during centre days, with increased supervision on excursions. Risk Assessments are conducted prior to each excursion and are available for parents to view. These are available at the Sign in and out desk. A Responsible Person holding their Apply First Aid, Child Protection, Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificate and CPR will be rostered on at all times throughout the day. The responsible person/s are listed on the white board above the sign in and out desk.

Kariong OOSH’s Vacation Care Program: We are aware that sometimes programmed activities will not appeal to all children. Be assured that wherever possible we try to provide alternative activities such as craft, games or movies. There are also opportunities for children to assist with activities even if they do not wish to take part in the actual activity.

Program variations: The Vacation Care program is subject to change without notice if it is deemed in the  best interests of children, e.g. changes to program on wet weather days. Should an excursion change, parents will be required to sign their permission for the new excursion prior to children attending.

Medication: If your child requires medication an Administration of Medication form must be completed on each day that the medication is to be administered. Please note that no over-the- counter medication will be              given (except Panadol). Medication must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner, provided in original packaging with the child’s correct name, and will be administered as per dosage instructions that are attached to the packaging (i.e. a sticker placed on the packaging by a pharmacist, or any written instructions provided by a registered medical practitioner). Any medication that has expired will not be administered to your child.

Food: Please pack a nutritious morning tea, lunch and some snacks for your children on all days. There may be days where we provide lunch or a snack. Please see the vacation care program for these days. Please ensure that your child has adequate food, as Vacation Care days are active and long and the children do get hungry.

Water: Water will be freely available at the Centre but please supply a drink bottle each day as these can be refilled as required. If your child forgets a water bottle on an excursion day, Kariong OOSH will supply a water bottle but $5 surcharge will be added to your account each time this occurs.

Nut policy: Kariong OOSH is an allergy aware service and we observe a nut avoidance policy for the safety  of all children. Please do not send any nuts or food products containing nuts to Kariong OOSH. These items will be removed from the care environment and returned to the parent at the completion of each day.

Special diets: If children are on restricted diets due to food allergies etc. parents are advised to provide alternative food for their child as we cannot guarantee that the foods available will be suitable for your child’s needs. Please see a Responsible Person for a Care Plan for a Child with Special Dietary Requirements.

Spending money: Children are not permitted to bring money for an excursion unless the program indicates otherwise as there is no opportunity for them to spend it. Kariong OOSH takes no responsibility for any monies that are bought into care.

Personal Gaming Devices: Children are not permitted to bring their personal gaming devices during Vacation Care except on allocated days. Specific times will be allocated for playing their games so that they spend some time participating in other activities. All games, including iPad games, must be G or PG rated as per centre policy. Any games above this classification (M, MA15+) will be confiscated and returned to the child’s parent/guardian at the completion of the day. Kariong OOSH is not responsible for any breakages or lost property.

 Children are not permitted to use mobile phones and smart watches at Kariong OOSH at any time.