This is to confirm arrangements communicated to families some months ago.
From the beginning of 2019, the only on site, licensed, out of school hours care will be provided by the Inner West Council OSHC service. This service will expand so as to accommodate anticipated additional need.
There will be additional, approved, out of school hours care provided by two centres, off site. One is Kids Capers, based at St Michaels Catholic School in Stanmore and the other is the Greek Orthodox Out of School Care (GOOSH). Both of these have Departmental approval, which means placement there attracts the government subsidy as long as the family qualifies.
TASK will operate as an after school activity and will not attract the government subsidy which applies when children are enrolled in approved out of school hours care.
The changes will not affect those children already enrolled at the Inner West run OSHC, GOOSH or Kids Capers but will affect those enrolled at TASK.
Families may continue to send their children to TASK in the afternoons or they may choose to enrol their children elsewhere. If families are considering other options they should approach other centres as soon as possible if they have not already done so.
TASK management will soon be communicating with families who have children attending there to ascertain their intentions. It is important that families respond promptly and advise their intentions so the transition can be managed smoothly.
The Inner West Council will also contact all the families who completed the survey earlier regarding the implications for them.
These arrangements will be in place for the duration of the 2019 school year. During June 2019, the out of school hours care for Stanmore Public School will go to public tender and the successful tenderer will operate the service from the beginning of the 2020 school year.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Principal, Ms Fran Larkin, if you have further queries on 9569 1638.
Contact Details for the approved Out of School Hours Care Centre’s are:
Stanmore OOSH – 9550 9732
Kinds Capers – 0412 398 539
GOOSH – 9560 4040
TASK contact details are: 1300 827 500