YMCA Dakabin OSHC is located towards the back of the school next to the school oval and hall. Best access to the service can be made via the Huntington Drive carpark or alternatively you can park at the front of the school.
The Dakabin OSHC staff team is comprised of a permanent Coordinator – Ashleigh Bates, Assistant Coordinator – Taia Robertson, with a number of dedicated casual Assistants. We strive to maintain our continuity within the team and always make sure we have suitably qualified educators employed at our service.
All staff hold a current Blue Card, First Aid and CPR Certificates. Most team members hold or are studying towards a childcare, education or sport and recreation qualification. All staff have participated in the YMCA of Brisbane's Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy training and undergo annual refreshers and training to ensure their knowledge and practices are at the highest possible standard.
YMCA OSHC staff understand the need to be caring and professional at all times while maintaining a sense of fun and providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all involved in our OSHC service.
National Quality Framework
YMCA Dakabin OSHC has been rated 'Meeting the National Quality Standard'
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services in Australia.
The NQS includes 7 quality areas that are important outcomes for children. These include:
- Educational Program and Practice
- Children's Health and Safety
- Physical Environment
- Staffing Arrangements
- Relationships with Children
- Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
- Governance and Leadership
Services are assessed and rated by their regulatory authority against the NQS, and given a rating for each of the 7 quality areas and an overall rating based on these results.
Our program is based around week to week themes and important events throughout the year, our staff work in collaboration with our children to build and create a program based around our children's interests.
Activities are organised for inside and outside play each day, we can also assist in helping children to attend any Extra Curricular Activities through the morning and afternoon sessions (please contact the school for further information regarding these activities).
Tasty and nutritious snacks are provided by YMCA Dakabin OSHC for breakfast, afternoon tea, and morning tea during Vacation Care. YMCA Dakabin OSHC is a subscriber to Nutrition in OSHC a Nutrition Australia Queensland Program and follow the PANOSH guidelines when planning and preparing meals and cooking experiences
At our service we use an online Booking and Waitlist management program called QK Enrol. This program will give you access to manage your own account information, where you will have the ability to make booking requests and allow you to complete and submit an online enrolment form for your child.
You will also have the flexibility of booking in casual days and report absences for your child straight from your phone with just a few taps by downloading the My Family Lounge App.
To start your enrolment, please click the following link – Enrol Now!
Hours of Operation
- Before School Care: 6.00am to 9:00am
- After School Care: 2.30pm to 6.00pm
- Vacation Care: 6.00am to 6.00pm
Families interested in attending YMCA Dakabin OSHC should contact the Coordinator to arrange a suitable time to visit and tour the service.
Address: Sheaves Road, Kallangur QLD 4503
Phone: 0437 928 331
YMCA Brisbane: ymcabrisbane.org
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