St. Marys Outside School Hours Care is a school based centre, subsidised by the Commonwealth and NT Governments. St. Marys OSHC is a non-profit organisation working within the local council and NT & Commonwealth statutes.
St. Mary’s Outside School Hours Care is currently licensed to provide care for:
- After School Care – 75 children
- Before School Care – 75 children
- Vacation Care – 75 children
All staff qualifications and child/staff ratios are in accordance with or better than the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) guidelines and minimum requirements. Children are actively supervised by educators at all times to ensure that they are protected from harm. The ratio of supervision is as follows:
At the service 1 staff for every 15 children
On excursions 1 staff for every 10 children
The management of ST Mary’s OSHC supports in-service professional development for all members of staff and believes that it should continue throughout each staff member’s career. All staff members hold current OCHRE (Working with Children Card). Photos of staff are displayed on the board, near the entrance of the OSHC room so that you are aware of who is caring for your child.
St. Mary’s OSHC has an extensive Policy and Procedure manual which reflects the Philosophy and Mission statements of our service. This manual is a large document, which is made available to families in the centre. For easy referencing a copy is kept on the sign in/out desk.