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Meeting the demand for care

All OSHC services are able to set up or expand to meet demand, providing they meet the requirements of the National Law.

The requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • educator to child ratios
  • facilities
  • staffing.

To support applications to increase the number of OSHC places, the provider must consider the additional space to be accessed. The facilities checklist is available to help with this process.

Increasing capacity

If the service is nearing capacity and the approved provider would like to expand to meet community demand for care, they must:

Site plans

As part of the application process the Board may ask the service to submit the site plans with highlighted areas to be accessed by the OSHC service. Principals can access plans on th Strategic Asset Management Information System (SAMIS).

For those without SAMIS access, the DECD intranet (staff login required) has information about accessing and using the system.

Contact

Out of school hours care unit

Phone: 8226 6427
Emaildecd.oshc [at] sa.gov.au