What do you do when the school day has finished, but your working day hasn’t?
How do you keep your child busy during the school holidays?
The answer for many working families of school-aged children is Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) and WAYS has introduced this new program permanently due to demand for the community.
WAYS vision is to LEARN, CREATE, INSPIRE AND EXCITE.
WAYS OOSH is more than a ‘child-minding’ service and is an alternative to traditional onsite after school care services that focus on helping kids learn new active/fitness activities every term with a relaxed and safe environment with staff who are passionate and from the local area.
WAYS OOSH consists of After School Care (ASC) and Vacation Care (VC) for children aged from 8-12 years old (Yrs 3-6).
We combine the traditional ASC program with recreational and learning activities that are in high demand for this age group. And our VC is a recreational and excursion based program over the School Holidays.
THE BOOKING SYSTEM WE USE IS SMARTCENTRAL.
WHAT WE OFFER:
– CCS rebate approved
– ASC from 3:00pm – 6:30pm, and VC from 8:00am -6:00pm
– Pick up from Bondi local schools for ASC
– A variety of new and exciting excursion activities
– Trained and passionate staff
OUR GOALS ARE:
– To provide an open learning environment that inspires the children to try new activities that challenge them and that build confidence.
– To create a safe environment with caring, fun, professional and passionate staff that encourage creativity with no limit.
– To provide a valuable educative space whereby children enjoy making friends and learning new thing.
– To always provide an exciting environment with activities that are interactive, encourage problem-solving, entertaining and innovative.
For all enquiries please email [email protected]
After School Care
OUR OOSH TEAM
OOSH & Outreach Coordinator
Charlotte has over 14 years of experience working with children and within mental health across the UK, Sri Lanka and Australia including 6 years of OSHC experience. Charlotte is incredibly passionate in supporting older (8+aged) children in finding areas of interest to develop, as well as support them with emotional regulation and expression.
Interest & Hobbies:
Outside of work, Charlotte is passionate about supporting the community become more self sufficient and organises regular craft workshops and beach clean-ups.
Fun fact: Charlotte cycled 250km in the Himalayas for a children’s charity.
BSC in Psychology, Diploma in School Age Children, First Aid, Anaphylactic, Asthma, WWCC, Child Protection.
Murray started at WAYS in 2019 and has been grateful to be able to work closely with young people in the community. He enjoys an active lifestyle and is always keen to shoot hoops on the roof or have a bodysurf down at the beach. At WAYS Murray’s most in-demand skills are being first in for a game of tips and making cheese toasties, two tasks that he approaches with great care and enthusiasm.
Interests & Hobbies:
If Murray’s not at the beach or down at a basketball court, he might be going for a run or playing bocce with his friends. When Murray’s looking for some more quiet time he’s happy to have a read of a book or go for a fish. Murray’s looking forward to being able to go to concerts more regularly as he loves seeing live music.
Certificate IV in Youth Work, WWCC, currently studying Social Work at University.
Nick has been apart of the WAYS team since early 2022. A particular inclination towards developmental psychology and social psychology as well as a sense of connection to the community of Bondi and its inhabitants led him to become an educator in the OOSH team. He sees the role of enriching the youth with the tools to navigate their own lives as they slowly transition into functioning members of society as one of the most important roles within a community.
Interests & Hobbies:
Being a local for the last 12 years, the Bondi community has become near and dear to Nick’s heart. Whether it’s hanging out on the knoll, playing football on the beach, catching some waves or swimming across the bay, the lifestyle of Bondi is one that Nick revels in.
First Aid, CPR, WWCC, working towards a Bachelor in Psychological Science
Louise has worked in Children’s Services since 1998 and worked at WAYS since mid 2022. Louise’s passion is personal development and continuous improvement. This extends to the people and children I work with, to provide a supportive learning environment to influence and role model.
Interest & Hobbies:
Being active in nature, paddle boarding, kayaking and rowing on Sydney Harbour.
Fun Fact: Kayaked the Fjords in Norway.
WWCC, First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis, CPR.
Allegra joined the WAYS team in early 2023. Growing up in a large family, Allegra was always the go-to cousin to look after the rest of the little ones. Her experience within her own family has taught her the importance of patience, understanding and fostering a positive environment. Allegra sees every interaction with a child as an opportunity to inspire, teach and learn from them.
Interests & Hobbies:
In Allegra’s free time she likes to play hockey, travel with her friends and read books. Allegra also loves to head down to Bondi beach with her friends and family to swim, surf and enjoy the sun.
WWCC, working towards a Bachelor of Communications (social & political science)
LINKS & TIPS
Check out what WAYS AFter school Care have been up to!
Skateboard workshops are held every Thursday, we have a skate instructor come in to help the kids refine and build their skills. Suitable for all skate abilities. Our lessons are held either onsite at WAYS rooftop, or offsite skate parks such as Bondi Beach, Waterloo & Mutch park.
Our after school Homework Help program provides students with a dedicated space to work on their homework, art projects and even catch up on subjects that they may find challenging. The classes are run by a selection of volunteer tutors.
During our Homework help classes, students have access to computers, our well stocked art cupboard, stationary items, printers, and even afternoon snacks.
Fridays we have FUNDAY fridays!
During the summer months WAYS OOSH visits lots of local attractions as part of our Funday Fridays!
link & TIPS