BSC: 6.30am – 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6:30pm
VC & PFD: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
77-83 Stokes Street Edmonton
Hambledon Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) & Vacation Care was established in 1977 and has operated from the Hambledon State School grounds since 1995. Our programs offers a wide range of activities that reflect the ‘My Time Our Place’ Framework for School Age Children.
The framework acknowledges the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place.
This Philosophy statement provides the foundation for all activities, practices, policies and procedures of the service.
Hambledon OSHC believes that each child has the right to be an active member of the community in which they live, to express their opinions and have their views considered in any decision that may affect them. We believe that the best interests of the children and their right to play as well as learn and develop in a safe and nurturing environment is the primary consideration in all decision making at the service and is visible in the actions, interactions and daily work with the children. We believe that children are active learners from birth and through rich, engaging environments and meaningful interactions; we can build a foundation for successful lifelong learning.
We acknowledge that parents and families are the child’s primary nurturers and that respectful, collaborative relationships strengthen the capacity and efforts of families and SAC services to support their children and promote each child’s health and wellbeing. We believe that the intrinsic worth of all children and their families, their strengths and their right to be equitable access and participation on the community is clearly visible in all aspects of the service delivery.
The service believes that children have the right to have their individual and cultural identity recognised and respected and we value Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a core of the nations’ history, present and future.