Family Handbook & Centre Policies

The following information is a summary of information contained in both the Family Handbook & Centre Policies. The centre policies are located in the office at the service, or you may request a copy via email. 

Please familiarise yourself with the GBOOSH Family Handbook to gain all necessary information & an understanding of our Centre. It is important that all families read this annually as we have had many changes over the past year.

Failure to adhere to centre, CCS and government policies can result in the suspension or termination of a families place at the service.

GBOOSH Family Handbook 2020

Parking and entry

Parking for parents is available in June Place & streets surrounding Gymea Bay Public School. Access to the centre is via Gate 12 from June Place. No parking is allowed in the school grounds.

Operating Hours

The Centre is licensed Monday to Friday during school terms for BSC and ASC, and Vacation Care in the holiday periods.

  • Morning Session (BSC) 7am–9am (breakfast is provided from 7am–7.50am
  • Afternoon Session (ASC) 3pm–6pm (afternoon tea is provided)
  • The Centre is open during school holidays and on Pupil Free Days from 7am–6pm for Vacation Care.

GBOOSH is CLOSED on all NSW PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and for 2 weeks over the Christmas/New Year break.

Fees and inclusions

GBOOSH is a CCS (Child Care Subsidy) approved service, therefore any CCS entitlement is credited directly to parent accounts. To receive CCS families must keep their details up to date with Centrelink and approve GBOOSH as a care provider.

GBOOSH supplies breakfast (a variety of toast/cereals) each morning and a light snack for afternoon tea consisting of fruit, vegetables and allergy free snack (eg rice crakers, corn chips, breads etc). Please ensure you advise the centre of any allergies when completing the enrolment process.

From 5th August 2019 the following fees apply:

Permanent Bookings
BSC (AM) $17.00 per child
ASC (PM) $25.00 per child

Casual Bookings
BSC (AM) $18.00 per child
ASC (PM) $26.00 per child

Vacation Care Fees are $60.00 per day plus excursion/incursion costs.

Other Fees

  • Annual Registration Fee per family is $50.00 payable in January/February each year or on registration.
  • Late fees are $5.00 per minute/per child after 6pm.
  • Excursion/Incursion/Activity Fees are charged to individual family accounts (per child) on days where a specific activity or event has been outlined on the program.

Please contact the GBOOSH Office register for iPay via the Parent Portal.

Parents with overdue fees will be contacted in writing and/or telephone with possible termination of child/children’s placement at the Centre being considered.

Program

A wide variety of activities are planned at the Centre each week. A weekly program is displayed at the centre, children & families are encouraged to participate in/contribute to the program. The daily story is displayed at the centre, in the main room which provides an evaluation and photos from the day.