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FAQ’s

Enrolment Process

  • To register click here
    1. Select the workshop/day you wish to enrol into and scroll down to ‘Purchase Your Ticket’
    2. Select the number of tickets (one ticket per child) Click on ‘Add to cart’. If you would like to enrol in other workshops/days of the week then scroll down and repeat the process before you select ‘checkout’.
    3. Once you have added the required number of tickets for each of the days you’d like to enrol into then click ‘checkout’
    4. Follow the steps to complete the form.
    5. Add the full name of your child(ren) under the ‘Ticket Holder’.
    6. Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and click ‘Place Order’.

 

  • You will receive an email confirmation of your booking instantly. If you do not receive this, please send an email to annette@startime.com.au to make sure your child has been registered.
  • A reminder email will be sent 4 days before the week of workshops begin.

Fees

The cost of the StarTime holiday program for Sanitarium families is free.

The optional purchase of additional StarTime t-shirts is at the discretion and cost of the parent/caregiver, not Sanitarium. You can find this option to purchase additional t-shirts at the checkout.

How old does my child need to be to attend one of your workshops?

If you feel your child is capable of actively participating in activities over the length of a day (8.30-4.30, with regular breaks) then potentially this workshop will be suitable. However, we need parents to understand that our coaches will call you to pick up your child if they are struggling to keep up, or are taking extra teachers to keep them on task.
We would recommend just booking into the first day to see how your child goes, as that day the junior students will be engaged in science activities which is probably the easier of the two focused activities.

On the Day

Sanitarium Kids Vacation Care @ Central Coast Adventist School will run from 8:30am to 5:15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30am to 2:30pm Friday.

Program times are 9am-4pm (Monday-Thursday), and 9am-12:30pm on Friday, with group game time until pick up (Mon-Thur 4pm-5:15pm / Fri 2pm-2:30pm). On Friday there will be a Special FX Filmmaking showcase from 1:30pm-2pm with all families invited to attend.

If you have registered for either shuttle bus, you are welcome to drop your child off at:

  • Sanitarium Head Office between 6:40am-8:10am – bus departs at 8:15am
  • SDI Cooranbong between 7:30am-7:40am – bus departs at 7:45am
  • Warnervale between 8am-8:10am – bus departs at 8:15am
  • Or directly onsite at CCAS between 8:30am-9:00am

 

Return shuttle buses depart at the below times:

CCSA to Warnervale & Cooranbong – departs CCSA at 4pm

  • Arrives at Warnervale at 4:45pm
  • Arrives at Cooranbong at 5:15pm

 

CCSA to Head Office – departs CCSA at 4:30pm

  • Arrives at Head Office at 5pm

 

If collecting your child/ren directly from CCSA, please pick up by no later than 5:15pm.

Note: there will be NO RETURN SHUTTLE BUS on Friday, all children are to be collected from CCAS by 2:30pm.

Lunch is scheduled for 12:30pm to 1:30pm and parents are welcome to take their children to lunch, however you must sign them out and remember to sign your child back in.

Please keep your child at home if they are sick, especially if they have an airborne illness and are coughing.

If your child is sick and can no longer attend the workshop, please email annette@startime.com.au immediately so that we can notify the Head Coach.

If for any reason there will be a delay in picking up your child, please contact the program facilitator as soon as possible on 1300 463 513.

Can I stay and watch?

We follow the guidelines of the Office of the Children’s Guardian, whereby in the interest of child protection, we cannot have adults in the room without a verified and current Working with Children Check.

What shall my child wear?

Please wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes. Please note that some workshops can get ‘messy’.

On their first day of attendance, each child will be provided with a StarTime t-shirt to wear to any/all workshops they attend.

What is your teacher to child ratio?

Children will be divided into their age groups unless there is a sibling or friend who would like to stay in the same group. Group sizes are usually between 15-25 in size. It will be at least a ratio of 1:15 children per educator. There are at least two educators onsite.

Do you have a 'lost property'?

Anything which is left behind by children will be left at the venue. Our StarTime coaches are instructed not to take any lost property with them.

Lunch break

  • Please pack a lunch for your child/children. Children will have a 1-hour lunch break to eat and play. If you would prefer, you are welcome to take your child out for lunch between 12:30pm and 1:30pm instead.
  • Please also pack a water bottle, morning, afternoon tea, hat, sunscreen and any medications required on the day (named and labelled with instructions).
  • Please do not pack items containing nuts or food that require heating or refrigeration.
  • If your child has an allergy, you will be required to submit a medical form when registering.

Child management policy

All children have the right to have a fun-filled and engaging day, and whilst we understand that children will be children, we do not accept bullying, aggressive and non-cooperative behavior.

If the organisers feel that the safety and interest of the other children are jeopardized because of this behavior, your child will be given three verbal warnings and you will be contacted on the third warning.  If the situation persists after this point, you will be asked to pick your child up. Whilst waiting to be picked up, they will not be able to participate in the workshop.

Medical / Emergencies

Upon registering please disclose any medical / behavioural conditions, that we need to be aware of. This will ensure that we have the appropriate staff to safely manage all the children in our care. If in doubt, please disclose, and we will contact you for further information.

  • Appropriate safety precautions and instructions are provided at the start of the program. All care is taken to ensure that the children are in a safe and secure environment.
  • Parents / Guardians are required to sign in their child upon arrival and sign out before leaving the workshop, including if you take your child out for lunch.
  • If your child gets sick during the day, our program staff will call you to pick them up.
  • Parents / Guardians must provide up-to-date emergency contact information, and the named emergency contact must be available to pick up the child at short notice.

 

We take anaphylaxis seriously. Any child that requires an EpiPen must bring theirs on the day, in association with the ASCIA Guidelines. This is so that in the event of an emergency we have the correct and required dose to hand. Please give the EpiPen to one of our staff on morning sign-in and ensure that all information of the allergic condition was recorded on registration.

During an emergency, it is the responsibility of the facilitators to ensure all children are safely evacuated from the building.

Terms & Conditions

By attending a StarTime workshop you agree to our full Terms & Conditions, to view click here.