Ambrose School Age Care

Quality Out of School Hours programs that kids love.

Ambrose School Age Care provides active, engaging and fun programs before and after school, and during school holidays for children in school years K-6.

Our services are conveniently located in many Catholic schools across the Parramatta Diocese. As they are in held school grounds, they provide safe, familiar child-friendly environments.

Our programs are all about well-being and health, with lots of outdoor play, sport, group games and opportunities to build confidence. They’re also a great way to make friends and most importantly – have fun!

In selected schools, Ambrose Activities provides an extended afternoon Masterclass program, led by schoolteachers. Children can enjoy a wide range of exciting experiences including music, art, robotics, dance, drama, science and cooking.

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Ambrose offers a professionally structured Out of School Hours programs, in a vibrant, inclusive, and caring faith-based environment

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Ambrose School Age Care offers a range of child focused activities, both programmed and free play:

  • outdoor play – team sports, group games and free choice activities
  • physical activity – dancing, indoor and outdoor play
  • craft
  • cooking
  • board games
  • dramatic play
  • construction
  • reading
  • free play activities

Yes – given the variety of activities, there is always something for the children to enjoy, indoors or outdoors.

Breakfast is provided each day in centres open for before school care; times will vary between individual centres. Afternoon tea snack is provided.

Please inform us in advance if your child has any special dietary needs or requirements.

Yes, please inform us if your child has a particular food intolerance, or special allergy requirement.

Should they require a specific range of products, you may be required to supply specific foods.

Every effort will be made to ensure your child is catered for in an inclusive manner.

Changes to your child’s food or allergy requirements will need to be made in writing.

 

Anaphylactic Response

If your child has been diagnosed with a life threatening allergic reaction, please provide the centre with a letter form the doctor with instruction on the procedures for the appropriate emergency response.

Families are required to provide medication, with written authorisation and are responsible for monitoring the ‘use by date’ on medication.

Specific areas are designated for homework, and whilst completing homework is not compulsory, children will be encouraged to complete their homework, dependent upon family needs.

Each location has a different capacity. Please contact the centre you are interested in to ask about availability.

We recommended you register your child early to avoid disappointment.

Parents with Kindergarten children should register for Ambrose School Age Care once their enrolment at the school is confirmed.

If positions are available, we can provide a place for your child. We can provide emergency care for families at short notice.

Parents and carers nominate in advance authorised people to have permission to collect their children and as emergency contacts if parents/carers cannot be contacted.

These authorised people are listed on the child’s Enrolment form and can be updated by the parent/carer at any time in writing.

Authorised people must be 16 years of age or over and supply suitable photo ID.

Yes – a wide brimmed or bucket style hat for outdoor play. Other than this, children are not required to bring anything to care.

Notify the centre by phone as soon as possible and advise staff of your expected arrival time so preparations can be made for your child and our staff.

Please note there is a Late Pick up Policy that includes a late pick up fee.

An enrolment fee is due for payment prior to commencement at the centre.

Invoices are issued fortnightly and are to be paid by the due date noted on each invoice.

Also see: Can I claim the Child Care Subsidy?

Ambrose School Age Care services are approved for the Child Care Subsidy.

Subsidy amounts are calculated and approved by the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

The parent or carer must register and apply for the Child Care Subsidy through MyGov website or App. Parents or Carers registered for the Child Care Subsidy must be the ‘Account Holder’ with Ambrose School Age Care and must provide the relevant centre with the correct Customer Reference Number (CRN) and date of birth for:

  • The parent/carer, and
  • Each child attending (there is a separate CRN for each child).

The parent’s/carer’s Child Care Subsidy will be paid fortnightly to your Ambrose School Age Care service to further reduce the weekly fee.

For more information on the Child Care Subsidy and eligibility, please visit:

www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta employs qualified and experienced staff.

Ambrose School Age Care staff are committed to and supported in their ongoing professional development and industry specific training to enhance their provision of quality care.

Specific policies and procedures supporting the provision of quality care are in place across all Ambrose School Age Care services.

For a copy of our most recent policies and procedures please contact your Ambrose School Age Care Service.