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MCC Outside School Hours Care
Mackay Christian College runs an Outside School Hours Care Program (OSHCare) dedicated to high quality children’s care. We offer Before School Care, After School Care & Vacation Care across our MCC Pre-Prep OSHCare & MCC OSHCare Centres.
OSHCare is a place where each child can grow in confidence and self-esteem as unique individuals, and develop a love of learning through play and socialization.
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An OSHCare Family Registration Booklet should be completed and submitted to the OSHCare Director through the College Office or Junior School Reception. Please include proof of immunisation for your child and any legal documents if medical or custody issues have been specified in the Family Registration Booklet.
When your application has been processed, you will receive a phone call from the OSHCare Director and an orientation appointment will be organised for a mutually convenient time.
Personal tours of the MCC OSHCare facilities will be available, however tours will be by appointment only and will not be available without prior arrangement.
Our exciting, fun filled OSHCare Centres are located on Providence Campus (our Junior School Campus) at 17 Ambrose Way North Mackay, and operate from 6.00am to 8.00am & 3.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Our Vacation Care Centres operate from 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday during Term Breaks, Student Free Days and Christmas Holidays.
Our programs include children of different ages so are split into a younger group (MCC Pre-Prep OSHCare) and an older group (MCC OSHCare).
Our goal is to provide children with a place where they feel valued. A place where their talents and interests are developed in a fun and relaxing environment. A place were they can be inspired to develop curiosity and investigate the world around them.
MCC OSHCare Centres are structured around the government-designed frameworks for Early Childhood and School Age Care. MCC OSHCare harnesses the ethos of the College while providing quality child care in a Christian environment.
All our services are Child Care Benefit (CCB) & Child Care Rebate (CCR) approved. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on these.
Before School Care runs from 6.00am – 8:00am, Monday to Friday. Pre-Prep Before School Care runs from 7am - 8:20am. A nutritious breakfast and range of fun activities are provided. Pre-Prep & Prep aged children are signed into their classes, Year 1-5 aged children walk to their classrooms, and children in Year 6 – 12 are transported to King’s Park Campus (a Transport Permission Form needs to be signed by parents).
After School Care runs from 3.00pm – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday for all year levels including Pre-Prep. Children in Pre-Prep & Prep are signed out of their classes, Year 1-5 meet staff at specified meeting areas and Year 6-12 are transported from King’s Park Campus (a Transport Permission Form needs to be signed). A nutritious afternoon tea and a range of fun activities will be provided.
Vacation Care runs from 6:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Our exciting and detailed program crammed full of activities, craft, excursions, competitions, and more will be available a month prior to each Term Break.
Fees & Finances
Cost: $50 per day and $60 for an Excursion/Incursion day.
Attendance and charges apply to all children booked in on scheduled Excursion days.
Daily Fees may be lower than stated depending on your CCB & CCR eligibility and return.
PLEASE NOTE: Your child’s OSHCare account is not connected to your child’s School Fee account therefore these 2 accounts will be invoiced and credited separately. Payments must be made separately or clear allocation must be defined when paying OSHCare fees.
Before School Care
Before School Care is charged at $15 per session. This charge includes a nutritious and healthy breakfast consisting of cereals and toast. Special items may also be available such as muffins, yoghurt & fruit. A weekly Breakfast Menu will be displayed.
After School Care
After School Care is charged at $20 per session. This charge includes an exciting and nutritious afternoon tea which meets the requirements of our Nutrition Policy. Fresh fruit will be available every day and a weekly Afternoon Menu will be displayed.
Vacation Care is charged at $50 per day. This charge does not include food which must be provided by the parent. Sufficient nutritious healthy foods should be supplied for each child to cater for their needs for Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea. For ideas and suggestions on what to provide, please see our OSHCare Family Handbook (link below). Please note: Excursion & Incursion Days during Vacation Care attract an extra $10 per day.
Excursions & Incursions
Excursions & Incursions usually only occur during Vacation Care Days. An extra cost of $10 per day is charged to cover bus hire and activity costs. This fee applies to all children attending even if they choose not to participate. Please Note: Pre-Prep children will not be involved in excursions due to transportation laws. In centre activities will be provided on these days and no extra fee will be incurred.
Late Pick Up Fees
If there is an emergency and you are unable to collect your child on time, please contact the Coordinator on 0432 669 974. If your child is not collected by the end of the session times a late fee is charged at the rate of $1.00 per minute for payment of overtime for the two staff members (as per regulations). If your child is not collected within 30 minutes of the closing time and emergency contacts cannot be reached, the Coordinator will contact the Police to collect your child.
Late Invoice Payments
Invoices are sent to families fortnightly and must be paid by the next invoice. If families continually neglect to pay on time late fees may apply. Please contact the Mackay Christian College Accounts Department if any issues arise that may affect your ability to pay your fees.
If fees remain outstanding then you will be contacted by the Accounts Department and if the issue continues, your child’s attendance may be suspended and legal action may be taken.
Families are welcome to set up direct fee deposits. At any stage in the month you can request a statement of your account.