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Wellers Hill School Age Child Care Service (SACCS)

Wellers Hill School Age Child Care Service (SACCS) was established at the beginning of 1993 and provides Before School Care (BSC), After School Care (ASC) and Vacation Care (VC) programmes for primary school aged children in the community. SACCS provides a quality school age child care program in a caring, safe and stimulating environment that enhances children’s development through a variety of activities such sports, arts and craft, cooking and games.
 Contact details:
Telephone number: (07) 3892 6344 (24 hours answering machine)
Mobile number (preferable for contact during Vacation care excursions) – 0499 000 758
Email: saccs1@bigpond.com and saccswellers@gmail.com (for direct contact with the Coordinator)
Hours of operation
Before School Care: 6.50am to 8.50am
After School Care: 3pm to 6pm
Vacation Care: 7am to 6pm
Pupil Free days: 7am to 6pm
Enrolment
Each family upon acceptance into Wellers Hill SACCS and annually upon re-enrolment must complete an enrolment form for each child in our care.
Eligibility
Wellers Hill SACCS is open to all primary school age children and may be used on a permanent or casual basis.
Waiting List
If you are interested in your child/children attending Wellers Hill SACCS, please use the Qikkids Login link located on the top right hand side of this page under the heading “Related Links” to register and create a wait list request for your child/children. Wellers Hill SACCS uses an online wait list and enrolment service.
Please note: Any requests that exceed Wellers Hill SACCS capacity will be wait listed and spaces will be offered as they become available. Individual days (if available) will be offered to parents on the waiting list including parents/careers requiring multiple days. Once partial offering has not been accepted 3 times, the family will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list
 
Fees and charges
Fee per service per child
Before School Care
After School Care
Vacation Care &
Pupil Free Days
 
Standard Fee
$12
$16.50
$40.00
Plus costs for excursion and additional activities as stated in Vacation Care program
$38 for a second and subsequent children form one family (booked by the closing date)
$45.00 – Booked after closing day and subject to available capacity.
Holding Fee *
$6.00
$8.25
Not applicable
 
Casual and Emergency Fee
$15.00
$19.50
Not applicable
 
Cancellation Fee
For Casual and Emergency users only
$15.00
 
For Casual and Emergency users only
$19.50
$40.00 - Less than 1 week notice PLUS excursion and extra activities costs
$20.00 - More than 1 week notice PLUS excursion and extra activities costs.
 
*Cancellations made whilst the vacation care booking period is still open will not incur a fee. Cancellations for vacation care days and excursions made after the booking period has closed and with at least one week’s notice will receive a half fee discount (including the full activity cost) otherwise a fee equal to the fee for that session will be charged and any money paid may be forfeited.
Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR)
Childcare Benefit (CCB) is a payment made to eligible families to assist with the cost of work or study related childcare. The Child Care Rebate (CCR) is an additional payment to eligible families to cover 50% of their out of poked child care expenses.
For more information please contact Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 61 50. Family Assistance Office (FAO) provided families with a CCB assessment notice, which includes yours and your children Customer Reference Numbers (CRN).  A copy of this notice should be provided to Wellers Hill SACCS as a reference.
 
Medications
Only medication prescribed by a doctor are allowed in Wellers Hill SACCS.  Parents/Carers need to present SACCS with the following:
·         Completed Medication Authority Form
·         Letter from the prescribing Medical Practitioner
·         The medication in the original package with a pharmacist’s label stating the child’s name, dosage, frequency of administration, date of dispensing and the expiry date
Extra Enrichment
If your child/children are required to attend extra enrichment activities i.e. swimming club, band practice etc. while enrolled at SACCS we need to complete the appropriate Extra Enrichment Activity Form (related links). Please note that for any activity other than swimming you will need to negotiate with activity representative to collect and return the children to SACCS
Vacation Care Program
Wellers Hill SACCS runs a Vacation care program during each school holiday.
Vacation Care bookings must be submitted using the QK Enrol online booking system.  Instructions about the booking process are provided in the program that can be printed from this website or collected from the SACCS room. Programs are released 3 weeks prior to each Vacation Care period.  The duration of the booking period is 2 weeks.
Please note that Christmas Vacation Care program will be released 4 weeks prior the Christmas Vacation Care Period.
Remember:  Due to legislative requirements you need to sign the appropriate permissions as listed in the VC program and return them to Wellers Hill SACCS as soon as possible to finalise your booking.  
Please note:  On days that have popular activities planned (especially excursion days), we quickly reach our approved capacity so please submit your booking as soon as possible.
Please note:
·         Booking for Vacation care does not depend on your children’s bookings in the other components of SACCS.
·         All accounts must be paid up to date before confirming your children’ Vacation bookings.
Staff
Wellers Hill SACCS dedicated team is comprised of a Centre Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Educational Leader and educators. Each team member holds a current First Aid Certificate and Working with children suitability card (Blue Card)
Wellers Hill School Age Child Care Service Committee
The Wellers Hill SACCS Committee (a sub-committee of Wellers Hill State School P&C) consist of parents/carers who use the service. The committee meets in the SACCS room on every second Tuesday of the month. All members of SACCS and of the wither school community are welcome to attend
Note: For more information related to Wellers Hill SACCS operation please read the Parents Handbook (refer to related links) and the service Policies and Procedures Manual available from SACCS office.