Bethania Lutheran OSHC

The Bethania Lutheran Outside School Hours Care Centre is committed to providing a quality school age care service to parents, children and the community.

Bethania Lutheran Outside School Hours Care

The Bethania Lutheran Outside School Hours Care Centre is committed to providing a quality school age care service to parents, children and the community.

Quality school age care is all about providing a safe, suitable and stimulating environment where children’s physical, emotional and social needs are met at before and after school and during school holidays.

Programs are designed to cater to the children’s age, skill, interests and abilities through a variety of challenging and recreational activities. Children, parents and staff are treated with respect and their individual uniqueness is acknowledged and valued.

The Centre is a member of the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District (LCAQD) and is managed by Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS) who oversee the running of the service.

The Centre encourages parental and community participation through its Community Liaison Group (CLG). The CLG acts in an advisory capacity providing parent and local community input to the running of the centre, for the benefit of the children, staff and families. The Bethania Lutheran OSHC CLG has representatives from the Congregation of Bethania Lutheran Church, Bethania Lutheran School, staff, families and the wider community.

An enrolment package outlining in detail the operation, programs, policy and procedures and rules of attendance are available from the Centre. Vacation Care programs and booking forms are available 2 weeks before each holiday period.

  • Each child is a unique gift from God (Psalm 127.3) and should be encouraged, supported and nurtured to be successful in their learning.
  • Play is an important component of an effective curriculum. Play is an important way in which children explore and connect to their world, communicate, question and learn, have a sense of wellbeing, and develop their own identity.
  • That “My Time, Our Place” Framework, and Being, Belonging and Becoming help guide educators to program with a focus on children.
  • Our program nurtures the development of life skills and complements children’s experiences, opportunities and relationships at school, home and in the community.
  • We focus on safeguarding and promoting children’s health and safety.
  • The physical environment allows the freedom to take risks and gives children the opportunity to continually test the limits of their physical, intellectual and emotional development.
  • We provide qualified and experienced educators who are able to develop warm, respectful relationships with children, encourage active involvement in the learning program and who use effective intentional teaching moments.
  • Our relationships with children are responsive, respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging allowing them to play and learn.
  • Educators are guided by the Early Childhood Australia “Code of Ethics”.
  • Collaboration with families is fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children.
  • Community partnerships are based on active communication, consultation and collaboration.
  • Effective leadership and management contribute to quality environments that enhance children’s learning and development.
  • We acknowledge children’s rights and value their cultures, identities, abilities and strengths.

Hours of operation:

Before School 6.30am – 8.30am
After School 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Vacation Care 6.30am – 6.00pm
Pupil Free Day 6.30am – 6.00pm

 

Contact Details

Address
66 Glastonbury Drive
Bethania QLD 4205
Phone
(07) 3805 3666
Website
Bethania Lutheran OSHC
Email
bethania.oshc@qlecs.org.au
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday – 6:30am to 8:30am
Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Quality of Service

Services covered by the National Quality Framework have been assessed and rated against the seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The assessment and rating process aims to drive continuous quality improvement for services and provide families with better information for making choices about their children’s education and care. The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the ratings achieved in each Quality Area.

Each state and territory Regulatory Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA, is responsible for ensuring consistency in assessment and ratings across Australia, assessing services for the Excellent rating and creating awareness in the sector and community about the assessment and rating process.

 

Bethania Lutheran OSHC National Quality Rating

Quality Area Rating
1   Educational program and practice Meeting National Quality Standard
2   Children’s health and safety Meeting National Quality Standard
3   Physical environment ExceedingNational Quality Standard
4   Staffing arrangements Meeting National Quality Standard
5   Relationships with children Meeting National Quality Standard
6   Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting National Quality Standard
7   Leadership and service management Meeting National Quality Standard

 

   Further Information
Overall Rating :
  Meeting National Quality Standard