Out of School Hours Care Quality Assurance (OSHCQA) aims to provide school aged children in outside school hours care throughout Australia with high quality care that best promotes their learning and development while recognizing the importance of social interaction and recreation. The objectives of OSHCQA are to ensure that children in outside school hours care (OSHC) have stimulating, positive experiences and interactions that foster their self-esteem and confidence.
As professionals, in order to achieve this aim of continuous quality improvement we are continually reflecting on our feelings about interactions with children, expanding our knowledge base, improving practices and developing and maintaining positive relationships with families and each other. OSHCQA offers the opportunity to focus on the improvement process in a formal way by looking at the eight quality areas and thirty principles relating to quality care.
The Highgate OSHC program encourages families, children, OSHC management and the school community to become involved and such feedback is an important tool. For further information, please speak to any of the staff or management.