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Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

 

After School Care

Interchange Loddon Mallee Region provides high-quality Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs to families attending Bendigo Special Developmental School and Kalianna School Bendigo.

As an established disability service provider, we understand children living with disabilities often need a more focussed, tailored approach to take part in after school care than their typically developing peers.

In partnership with the school communities, we support families to balance their work, study and home commitments while providing a safe environment for students to learn and play with their friends after school.

Our educators plan a wide variety of activities every day, including themed days, excursions and special guests. The children have the chance to practice their social skills with the support of higher staff ratios. On average, our programs have one staff member for every two children or young people.

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Our Program

Our after school care program was developed using a strength-based approach. It takes into consideration the following frameworks:

Our motivation each day is to make sure your child feels confident, happy and connected to their world. We create a supportive environment that helps kids feel comfortable exploring their interests and taking the next step in their learning and development. Our strengths-based education program is designed to foster their social, creative, and physical skills through art and craft, cooking, games, support with homework and more.

Our team also creates a personal profile for each child in our care based on their goals, passions and strengths. We track your child’s progress towards their goals through stories and reflect on ways to extend their learning in the future.

 

Our Educators

We’re proud of our team of passionate educators, who are professionally trained to provide children living disabilities with the best care in a fun, friendly environment. All our educators do regular training and are certified in:

  • Level 2 first aid
  • CPR
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma Management
  • Working with Children Check
  • Comprehensive criminal history check

Our program has higher support ratios to look after your child’s individual needs. Your child’s support is determined by a range of factors, such as:

  • Help with self-care such as toileting and changing
  • Help with eating and drinking
  • Physical care needs
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication

Contact us if you have any questions about our support ratios or your child’s care.

Interchange OSHC educators with child

Demonstration Program

Our OSHC services are part of the state-wide Demonstration Program pilot and are free for eligible families. The Victorian Government provides funding to deliver the Demonstration Program. It is managed by the Department of Education and Training, continuing until December 2021.

 

 

Our Locations

We coordinate after school care programs for Bendigo Special Developmental School and Kalianna School Bendigo.

 

Bendigo Special Developmental School

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Days: Monday – Friday. Excludes public holidays and pupil free days.
Cost: Free

Kalianna School Bendigo

Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Days: Monday – Friday. Excludes public holidays and pupil free days.
Cost: Free

How to book a session

Once your child is enrolled, you can start booking your sessions with our Xplor app or via our website.

Xplor gives parents the flexibility to make bookings, cancel bookings and notify the OSHC team of absences via their mobile phone. If you need help to install and log into the Xplor app, please let our educational leader know.

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School Holiday Program

The fun of OSHC doesn’t stop at the end of the term. With carefully designed programs that cater to children living with disabilities, your kids will be asking to come back for more!
Some of the activities we have planned include games, art, music, movement, excursions, cooking, coding, sensory experiences and more.

 

Our Locations

We coordinate school holiday programs for Bendigo Special Developmental School and Kalianna School Bendigo, as well as one for families who attend other schools and education providers. if your child attends another school please contact us to discuss your enrollment.

 

Bendigo Special Developmental School

Time: 8am – 6pm
Date: Monday – Friday. Victorian school holidays. Excludes public holidays.
Cost: Free

Kalianna School Bendigo

Time: 8am – 6pm
Date: Monday – Friday. Victorian school holidays. Excludes public holidays.
Cost: Free

More information

Please contact our team for further information about OSHC or school holiday care at Bendigo Special Developmental School or Kalianna School Bendigo.

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