Windsor School Age Care Centre (WSACC) provides the following support services for children in our care.
WSACC Operating Hours
WSACC is open during school terms and school holidays from Monday to Friday.
In the case of any alterations parents will be notified well in advance. In the instance of early school dismissal, the Centre will open earlier and an extra fee will be charged accordingly.
The Centre offers continuity of care for Pupil Free, School Closure Days and Vacation Care.
1. Morning: Before School Care: 6:00 am to 8:50am (Early booking can be made in advance for care from 6:00am to 6:45am. Additional charges apply.)
2. Afternoon: After School Care: 3:00pm to 6:30pm
3. Extended care from 6:30 pm to 9pm weeknights by appointment.
4. Pupil Free Day / School Closure Day / Vacation Care: 6:00am to 6:00pm
5. Public Holidays: Not Applicable
We provide a supervised “Walking Bus” for children attending our service who are enrolled at Windsor State School. This promotes environmental values as well as providing exercise complementing the “walking wheeling” campaign at Windsor State School.
Extra Curricular Activities
We facilitate a range of additional learning opportunities within our program as well as supervised transition from WSACC to extra-curricular activities at Windsor State School (e.g. swimming lessons, AFL Auskick, music).
Special Needs Funding Assistance
We facilitate specialist funding (where available) to provide appropriate levels of inclusion for children with additional needs using our services.
Administration of Medication
All of our staff undertake annual training to maintain the required first aid qualifications and under take asthma and anaphylaxis training. Selected staff have undergone first aid and emergency training, and we are equipped to assist with administering medications to children as well as implementing, action plans where discussed, agreed and documented, between WSACC and the child’s parents/caregivers. There are strict regulations governing what medications we can and can’t administer, so please discuss your child’s needs with our Centre Manager, Kathryn Mahoney. Download the Administering Medication form here: Permission to Adminster Medication_WSACC 2013 v0.1
Food and Nutrition
At WSACC we provide nutritious, freshly prepared food from our well equipped kitchen. Some of the favourites include fresh fruit, cooked vegetables, hand made cheese crisps, spaghetti bolognese and more.
We pride ourselves on providing food that is fresh, not pre packaged or hightly processed.
1. During School Terms:
- Up until 8.20am, breakfast is available in the kitchen for children in our care – cereals, toast, and when practical, eggs and fruit.
- Every afternoon from 3:00pm, afternoon tea is served, with a variety of fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, etc. (varies daily)
(Breakfast and afternoon tea are included in the normal fees for care)
2. During Vacation Care:
As well as the usual provision of breakfast and afternoon tea, a light morning tea is also served (these meals are included in the normal fees for care).
A Vacation Care lunch menu is also available for pre-order each day (the cost of lunch items during Vacation Care are added to your fees account).
We also provide a service which allows families to order and pick-up essentials such as fruit and milk.
All special dietary requirements such as allergies or cultural preferences are catered for, individually, if necessary.
WSACC’s food services are operated in accordance with PANOSH food safety guidelines both on premises and off site as required. WSACC food and nutrition program is also independently audited by an accredited Practising Dietician every five years.
This food safety audit assesses staff knowledge of accreditation guidelines, centre food safety policies, staff food safety training and practices in food preparation facilities, personal hygiene, safe food storage and preparation, meeting family’s needs and relevant information provision and cleaning procedures.
The most recent audit by Nutrition Australia stated that WSACC’s level of food services standard is at the highest level of care with respect to food safety in accordance with the NCAC (now ACECQA) accreditation guidelines.
Any general or specific dietary considerations can be discussed with the Centre Manager, Kathryn Mahoney.