Within the Children's Services we operate 29 places licenced after school and vacation care centre at Injinoo OSHC Centre and 30 place licenced after school and vacation care centre at Umagico OSHC Centre.

Compliance and Programming

While we are out of scope, at each of the childcare and OSHC centres, we work towards implementing the National Quality Framework, which is the national standard for childcare services across Australia.

Over the past 12 months, we have been focusing on improving the standards at each of the childcare centres. We have implemented an action plan at each of the centres to address any gaps with the National Quality Framework and relevant legislation and staff have been trained in these changes. Each of the centres has a Quality Improvement Plan in place which is aligned to the National Quality Framework and details the centre’s work towards each of the 7 quality areas.

Early Years Learning Framework

We have also had a focus on aligning programming to the national frameworks for activities within education care. For the childcare centres, the Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. For our OSHC Centres, we use the MyTime, Our Place Framework for School Age Care in Australia. Staff have been supported with training and mentoring to improve our programming in these areas.

Activities at the centres

  • Fine motor/sensory activities e.g. playdough, tools and matchsticks
  • Construction / fine motor activity: Zigzag
  • Sensory bin: Playdough & wild animal exploration
  • Art and craft activity: Allowing the children to be creative & constructive
  • Creatively learning the letters of the alphabet
  • Scissor skills activity with slime. Preparing them for Pre-Prep.
  • Babies exploring with kinetic sand, rocks and animals
  • Kindy and Toddler children wearing a ‘Dhari’ (Traditional Torres Strait Islander Headdress) they made for NAIDOC Week.
  • Babies exploring with paint, using their hands and fingers as ‘brushes’
  • Exploring with musical instruments