OOSH Frequently Asked Questions

What are Little Sails’ operating hours?

Little Sails is open from:

  • 7:30am – 9:00am for Before School Care
  • 3:00pm – 5:30pm for After School Care
  • 7:30am – 5:30pm for Vacation Care
  • We are not open on weekends or public holidays.

Is Little Sails privately owned?

Yes, Little Sails is located in the grounds of Brighton-le-Sands Public school, but is privately owned and run by the same approved provider since the year 2000.

How early should I place my child on the waiting list?

It is best to place your child's name on the waitlist as early as you can as it can be quite extensive for before and after school care.

What qualifications do Educators have?

Little Sails educators maintain a current first aid qualification, anaphylaxis qualification and an asthma management qualification to be able to care for your child in case of an emergency. If your child requires, emergency asthma or anaphylaxis medication, you must notify us. A Working with Children Check is also a mandatory requirement for all educators at Little Sails.

What are your daily fees?

Once you register for our waitlist, we will be in contact with you to discuss enrolment options – which includes fee schedule

What do I need to bring to vacation care each day?

We request that each child has a bag for their personal belongings. Families need to ensure that all their children's belongings are clearly labelled. To assist us in meeting all your child's needs we ask that the following items are provided: A lunch box filled with a healthy nutritious lunch and healthy snacks, water bottle filled with water, full brimmed sun hat

Will fees be charged for my child being away sick or public holidays?

If your child is away sick on their enrolled day, fees are still payable while you still have an active enrolment with Little Sails. If your child’s enrolled day falls on a public holiday, fees are charged for these days as well.

Am I able to claim Government Rebates if I enrol?

Yes, Little Sails is eligible to provide CCS (Child Care Subsidy) Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to child care providers to pass on to families as a fee reduction so that their fees are reduced at the time they use child care. Families will pay their provider the difference between their subsidy and the fees charged. This means that you can claim the CCS once you have registered with Centrelink and confirmed all details though your MYGOV account