Category: Advocacy

September 23, 2022 - ,

Knowing your Constitution: Provisions for Wind-up/Dissolution

For Incorporated Associations (which includes almost all parent-managed OOSH services) your Constitution sets out how the assets of your Association are divided in the event of the wind-up of the Association. This is relevant for all parent/community run OOSHs regardless of location. While parent-managed OOSHs...
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September 7, 2022 -

Network stands with our colleagues in the Early Learning Sector

Network of Community Activities stands with our colleagues in the Early Learning Sector striking today over pay and conditions for Educators. “United Workers Union members are calling for the new Federal Government to urgently outline a plan and timeline to deliver on 3 key priorities:...
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September 1, 2022 - ,

2 Year Extensions to Licences

Network is pleased to bring you an update regarding the 2 year licence extensions for OOSH providers on public school sites whose licences commenced prior to 1 August 2022. Network has met with representatives from School Infrastructure. As part of this meeting we secured clarity...
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August 12, 2022 - ,

Department to Offer Extensions to Licences

Just in… Big Announcement. Network advocacy impact.   Today we learnt that OOSH services in NSW public schools may be offered an extension of 2 years to their Licence Agreements.   Network thanks all services who have supported our Save OOSH campaign. It is starting...
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June 24, 2022 - ,

BASC Voucher Scheme Reporting Woes

OOSH Services around NSW received an email from the Department of Education in recent days alerting them to one or more errors in their submission of the $500 BASC Voucher reporting tool, and directing them to amend and resubmit. Incredibly, one of the possible errors...
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June 24, 2022 - , ,

Back by Popular Demand: Save OOSH Information Session for Parent-Managed OOSHs

Network wants to thank all of the engaged parents, Educators, and concerned people from our OOSH communities that took time out to attend our Save OOSH webinar on Wednesday night, 22 July 2022. It was a productive evening where people on parent management committees had...
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June 10, 2022 - , ,

Information Session for Parent-Managed OOSHs

Information Session for Parent-Managed OOSHs Wednesday 22 June 2022 6:30pm – 7:30pm Free Online Event This webinar will focus on informing parents about the policy change, their options that result from the policy change (i.e. going to tender or the P&C model), and the steps...
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May 16, 2022 - , ,

Network Secures 6 Month Extension for Parent-Managed OOSHs

Parent-managed OOSHs on public school sites can breathe a small sigh of relief. Network is pleased to confirm that as a result of our lobbying, there has been a six (6) month extension to the timeframe for existing parent-managed OOSH Services to begin operations under...
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May 12, 2022 -

$500 BASC Voucher Scheme 

Tell us about your experience with the NSW Government’s $500 BASC Voucher Scheme By helping us build our data on the vouchers scheme you are enabling us to further our advocacy work. Your contribution is invaluable. Network is advocating for the NSW Government to: Remove the...
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February 16, 2022 -

Network Members Voice their Concerns with the NSW BASC Vouchers Scheme

Network members – Out of School Hours Care Services in NSW – are vocal in their concerns regarding the $500 vouchers for parents using Before and After School Care and Vacation Care. While Network welcomes support for families using OOSH, the viability of the Sector...
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