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COVID-19 Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package (ECECRP) was announced by the Government and will take place from Monday 6th April 2020, all fees incurred up to and including 4th April 2020 will need to be paid in full.

This package ends on Friday 10th July, as per government guidelines.
Families will return to paying for care and the CCS system, as per our regular fortnightly billing cycle.

Vacation care and free fees
To ensure we can maintain the health and safety of our staff and children and the government guidelines on social distancing, any children booked into vacation care from today will be open for essential workers only, proof of employment will be required.

Priority will be given to families under the ECECRP funding rules of:
– Essential frontline workers including doctors, nurses, police, paramedics, educators, aged care workers, hospital staff, retail staff, transport, telecommunications, energy and water employees and other essential government employees.
– Vulnerable children or children at risk as deemed by the state.
– Proof of Employment may be required.
– Any other Enrolments. Will be assessed case by case as necessary.
– Parents working (not deemed as an essential worker) from home will be able to enrol their child/ren into Vacation Care for a 4hr period between 10.00am and 2.00pm and proof of employment will be required.

Below are links to our COVID 19 Policy and Risk Assessment

Policy Statement COVID 19 
Pandemic – COVID 19

Frequently asked question in relation to COVID-19
* ACI policies and procedures are still being implemented and 2 weeks written notice needs to be submitted to cancel care.
* If we are asked to close by the Australian Government fees WILL NOT be charged during the shutdown period.
* if you are self-isolating or are off sick please ensure you bring in a medical certificate so you can still get your CCS paid on absent days.

VACATION CARE
* we will be open as planned unless we are told otherwise by the Australian Government
* Excursions have been cancelled by the venues so we will be staying at the service

Our Staff Health
We understand that everyone is very concerned about the COVID 19 virus.
We would like to reassure families that we are taking the health and hygiene of the children and our staff very seriously.
All our staff have been advised that if they have any of the following symptoms;

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing

They ARE NOT to come to work, they are to contact their Doctor, be assessed and get a clearance certificate before they return to work.
We have had advice from the Health Department stating that unless you;

  • have been overseas
  • have been in close contact with someone who has the virus
  • are not critically ill or in contact with anyone who is critically ill.

That a medical certificate stating you are fit for work is sufficient, at this stage.

Please note that all our Staff are medically cleared to work.
We will continue to monitor and follow the advice from the Health Department

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Activity Centres Incorporated is a community based not for profit Organisation, run by a parent committee.

Our Organisation operates under License Approval from the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations

Our Services are..

Our Hours of Operation

All Services
Before School Care 6:30am – 9:00am
After School Care 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Girraween is open for Vacation Care & Pupil Free days
Vacation Care 6:30am – 6:30pm
Pupil Free Days 6:30am – 6:30pm

We are closed from the following times or in these situations.
Girraween Activity Centre

  • In September each year we close for one Friday afternoon while St Anthony’s School is setting up for their Annual Spring Fair, Families affected by the closure will be notified as soon as the date is confirmed by the school each year.
  • Over the Christmas and New Year Period (next 3 years are as follows)
    • Last day of care Wednesday 23rd December 2020
      – reopen on Monday 11th January 2021
    • Last day of care Thursday 23rd December 2021
      – reopen on Monday 10th December 2022
    • Last day of care Friday 23rd December 2022
      – reopen on Monday 9th January 2023
  • we close during Vacation Care on a Monday or Friday if a Public Holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday ( ie Anzac Day falls on Thursday 25th April, being a Vacation Care period we will be closed on Friday 26th April)

Beresford Road Activity Centre

  • Is closed for all school holidays, public holidays and pupil free days

Toongabbie West Activity Centre

  • Is closed for all school holidays, public holidays and pupil free days

Greystanes Activity Centre

  • Is closed for all school holidays, public holidays and pupil free days

Please contact our head office if you would like any more information.

Sun Protection

We are a sun smart service and allow children to play outdoors without a hat when the UV is below 3, this enables children to get a healthy dose of vitamin D for better health and wellbeing.

Check out the UV for today.

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Activity Centres Incorporated  ABN: 46 525 163 148

Network of Community Activities is the parent body for out of school hours care (OOSH) in NSW. Network have set up Parent Alert where you can have information e-mailed directly to you, to sign up – click here

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