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Eight Mile Plains Children's Activity Group

Location

The Eight Mile Plains Children’s Activity Group’s (EMPCAG) facility is located at the end of A Block.  All children attending the service must be dropped off in the morning or collected in the afternoon by an authorised person and signed in and out of the OSHC room each day.

Programs

(EMPCAG) tailors their programs to meet the local school community needs, providing much more than child minding.
The programs are designed to develop stronger, healthier, happier children and to provide an environment that is like a “home away from home”.
Programs are developed in consultation with children, parents, the school community and our Educators. They are tailored to cater to the children’s age, skill, interests and abilities through a variety of challenging and recreational activities.

Before and after school care

Care is available 5 days per week during term time. Before school, the service operates from 6.30am – 8.30am. After school, the service operates 2:40pm to 6.00pm. Children can walk straight to and from their classrooms.

Vacation care and student free days

A full day program is available 5 days per week during school holidays, and on Student Free Days from 7.00am to 6.00pm.

Food

EMPCAG provides a healthy breakfast at Before School Care as well as afternoon tea at After School Care. Breakfast, morning tea, and afternoon tea are all provided at Vacation Care.  In addition to these meals the children also have the opportunity to participate in cooking activities and the occasional special treat.

Government subsidies

There are a number of schemes available to parents including;
 
Child Care Benefit (CCB) – CCB is a means tested benefit available to parents accessing Outside School Hours Care. The percentage benefit available to a family is determined by criteria including the number of children in care and household income. EMPCAG automatically lodges claims on behalf of parents, and only bills for the difference.
Child Care Rebate (CCR) – This rebate is available to all families, and entitles families to receive 50% of their out-of-pocket child care costs up to $7,500 per child per year. This can be claimed as a rebate paid quarterly. Alternatively, you can now arrange to have it paid direct to EMPCAG to reduce your upfront fee payment. If you would like to take up this second option, please contact Centrelink in the first instance, to make these arrangements.

Cost to parents after CCB and CCR

To get a quote, or to make an enquiry to use the service, please contact Bianca our Coordinator of the service directly on 3841 2906 or by email at empcag@bigpond.com.  Currently, places are available in Before School Care, After School Care and for Vacation Care.   Current fee structure (Correct as of February 2016)

  • Before School Care: $11 per day
  • After School Care: $17 per day
  • Vacation Care: $40 per day (with and additional cost for incursion/excursions)

 

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