Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

The Outside School Hours Care program at Emmanuel College provides time for homework, time to relax, educational activities and a healthy snack. Best of all, our program makes time for kids to be kids - to play and explore, share with friends and enjoy these precious school years. 

Emmanuel's Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) is now run by Young Discoverers who are a locally owned, not for profit division of CrossLife Church. Their aim is to provide the highest quality, family orientated child care by nurturing children in an environment of Christian love and care. 

Find out more or book your child in for the morning or afternoon sessions and there will also be holiday programs held. Young Discoverers team members can be contacted via:

  • Email: oec.admin@youngdiscoverers.org.au
  • Phone or leave a message on: 07 5561 4005
  • Call Rowena or Chrissy at our Helensvale centre: 07 5529 7888
  • Text to mobile: 0414 692 868

The OSHC program is an extension of Emmanuel College, providing children with a safe environment in which they can explore and play.

OSHC times and fees are listed below:

**Please note: The booking fee will be waived for anyone who enrols with a permanent booking during the month of July!

Period Time Fees
Morning
6.30am - 8.30am
$ 19.00
Afternoon
3.00pm - 6.00pm
$ 28.00
Before and After School Care
As above
$ 42.50
Pupil Free Day
7.00am - 6.00pm
$ 64.00
Vacation Care
7.00am - 6.00pm
$ 64.00
Booking Fee*
Once off fee on registration
$ 50.00
Casual Booking Fee
2 options available:
$5 extra for your first 10 sessions or $50 upfront one off per child

Read more about Young Discoverers below or visit their website:

www.youngdiscoverers.org.au

Care and Culture
Resources
Menus and Program

Care and Culture

CARE

  • We put the care and protection of children first

  • We are flexible to the needs of families – including with how we manage bookings

  • We believe that caring for children includes caring for their families and as such we are here to support them in their parenting journey in any way we can.

CULTURE

  • Our culture and ethos align very closely with Emmanuel College. As a Christian service provider we will talk about God, as appropriate, from a Christian perspective. We also understand that different families have different beliefs and ensure our Christianity is expressed in a loving and inclusive way.
  • Our practice is guided by our mission statement “We are committed to provide the highest quality, family oriented Childcare by nurturing children in an environment of Christian love and care” and our values statement “Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:7)
  • We have proven longevity of staffing due to how we treat our staff and how we expect our staff to treat each other.

Resources

  • As a not for profit service we have a very healthy resource budget that ensures our resources remain current to the children’s interests, in good condition and plentiful for the number of children in our care
  • We value sustainable practice and focus on teaching children how to keep resources in good condition
  • We follow children’s interests and purchase with interests at the forefront.

Menus and Program

MENUS

  • We pride ourselves in providing a nutritious afternoon tea and breakfast that appeals to the variety of tastes within the group

  • We menu plan with input from children and families

PROGRAM

  • Educators are given generous programming time to ensure they provide a well thought out program
  • Children’s interests are observed and their input is sought as part of the programming process
  • We use ‘My Time Our Place’ and the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ curriculum frameworks as the foundation to the program
  • Homework will be encouraged for a designated period and a quiet area set up for children to use. Please note, homework is not forced- just encouraged
  • Vacation care programs are written with input from children and families. Local excursions, incursions, theme days and access to our very own jumping castle are just some of the vacation care activities we will provide.