General Information

Statement of Philosophy

Lindfield Activity Centre is an Out of School Hours Care Centre, that strives to cater to the needs of the Lindfield Public School community. Our aim as a not-for-profit organisation is to provide accessible and affordable quality care in a welcoming and nurturing environment. This is achieved through an inclusive child-centred program, quality staffing and the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices.  

We believe that the children who attend our centre should create a program that reflects their diverse interests. We value play based learning and the opportunity it creates for children to explore, experiment and engage with one another in our environments. Our hope is that through our program we can acknowledge our children’s ideas, whilst utilising the knowledge of our Educators to create moments of intentional and spontaneous learning.

LAC strives for the inclusion of all children who attend our service. We understand that each child has differing needs and that everyone develops in different ways. We are committed to supporting all children to access opportunities regardless of their diverse circumstances and abilities.

At LAC we recognise the importance of establishing healthy lifestyle choices with children from a young age. We understand that this is crucial to developing a strong sense of wellbeing and confident identities. We aim to establish this through healthy eating, hygiene modelling and providing ample opportunities for active play.  We aim to empower children to cook, prepare and serve their own meals. This provides opportunities for intentionality while cooking to talk about healthy food choices and hygienic practice.

As a community centred service we recognise that every child’s sense of being and belonging is shaped by their family’s culture and the diversity within our community. Therefore, we encourage families to be involved in ongoing programming and evaluating. We also strive to be active participants within our community by networking with other OSHC services, utilising professional learning and support networks.

Location

Lindfield Activity Centre is located on the lower grounds of Lindfield Public School. We have access to a large outdoor environment that includes play equipment and large open spaces that promote exploration and imagination in a natural environment. Our indoor environment provides the children with access to a variety of activities and resources to stimulate their learning and autonomy.

Number of Places 

The centre can offer for Child Care Benefit for the following places:

  • Before School Care: 110
  • After School Care: 155

Staff : Child Ratios 

We operate in accordance with the recommended ratio of 1 staff member to 15 children whilst at the centre. Whilst on excursion we oprate in accordance with the recommended ration of 1 staff member to 8 children. 

Hours of Operation

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

OPENING TIME

7:15

7:15

7:15

7:15

7:15

CLOSING TIME

9:00

9:00

9:00

9:00

9:00

OPENING TIME

15:00

15:00

15:00

15:00

15:00

CLOSING TIME

18:00

18:00

18:00

18:00

18:00

VACATION CARE

7:15 - 18:00

7:15 - 18:00

7:15 - 18:00

7:15 - 18:00

7:15 - 18:00

Example of a Daily Routine

7.15am

Centre opens for Morning Care
Breakfast is available for children in the kitchen. 
A variety of resources and materials are available for free play.

8.30am

First bell rings and children in Years 1-6 are allowed to go up to school.

8.50am

Kindergarten children are taken up to school with the supervision of Educators.

9.30am

Centre closes for the morning after educators have completed cleaning and daily duties.

2.15pm

Staff arrive at Centre to prepare for the afternoon – food, cleaning and program planning.

3.00pm

Centre opens for After School Care. Children are signed in by educators during roll call, and then listen to a meeting about afternoon activities and important information. 

3.15pm

Children eat afternoon tea. 

3:30-5pm

Free play and structured activities both indoors and outdoors.

5pm

Pack up time for all activities and children line up to wash their hands for 2nd afternoon snack.

5.15pm

Children are served a late afternoon snack.

5.20pm

Free play and group games. 

6pm

Centre closes.

Quality Assurance

Lindfield Activity Centre is an accredited Centre

And operates under the National Quality Framework which consists of the following 7 Quality Areas:

  1. Educational Program and Practice
  2. Children’s Health and Safety
  3. Physical Environment
  4. Staffing Arrangements
  5. Relationships with Children
  6. Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
  7. Leadership and Service Management