After Hours Care

Distinctive Options runs After School Care programs for children with complex needs. In 2016 we began operating the program at Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School. In 2017 we opened a second program at Melton Specialist School. The programs have been approved by the Victorian Department of Education and licensed with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

We offer

Safe, secure and stimulating care for children with complex needs

An environment where children’s unique needs and diversity are met

Opportunities for children to improve their skills and confidence

Care from qualified and experienced staff with a staff-child ratio of 1:4

A fun program that meets Victorian and Australian education laws and regulations, including the National Quality Framework and the My Time Our Place Framework

Enrolment

To enrol your child, please read the parent handbook and complete the enrolment form. The form may be submitted via email to the Educational Leader, sent to the relevant school office or dropped off at the Distinctive Options office. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the relevant Educational Leader.

Sunbury
Educational Leader: Lisa McNeil – 0429 460 592
Program Address: 127-143 Circular Drive Sunbury 3429
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday – 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Email: lisa.mcneil@d-o.com.au

Melton
Educational Leader: Wendy Lindsay – 0447 085 696
Program Address: 159-211 Coburns Rd Melton 3337
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday – 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Email: wendy.lindsay@d-o.com.au

Office
Coordinator: Sarah Quigley – 9740 7244
Office Address: 36 Macedon Street Sunbury 3429
Email: sarah.quigley@d-o.com.au

Documents

Parent Handbook
Enrolment Form
Child Safety Easy English

Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate

The Child Care Benefit is a payment that helps with the costs of child care. The Child Care Rebate covers 50% of expenses for child care. Families should contact the Department of Human Services on 136 150 to register for these payments before enrolling your child. More information can be found on the My Child webpage.