About Us

About Us

All about GOOSH!

GOOSH is located in the back of the grounds of Greenwich Primary School infant site, at 72A Greenwich Road. We offer childcare 5 days a week from 7:00am to 9:00am in the morning and 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the afternoon.

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Parent Handbook 2019

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Opening Hours

Morning: 7:00am – 9:00am
Afternoon: 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Vacation Care: 7:00am – 6:00pm 

Mornings at GOOSH

During morning sessions GOOSH offers breakfast from 7:00-8:00am. When the children have finished their breakfast they are able to go outside and play on the equipment, participate in an organised sporting activity or they can enjoy art, craft or free play activities inside. The primary children leave with GOOSH educators at 8:30am to catch the bus to the Kingslangley campus. The other GOOSH educators stay with the infants at the service and can play until school starts at 9:00am

Afternoons at GOOSH

In the afternoon GOOSH educators go to the Kingslangley campus to collect the primary children attending GOOSH. The GOOSH educators mark the roll inside the school grounds under the cola and at the bus stop outside the school gates to ensure all children on the roll are on the 666 bus to GOOSH.  At the infant site Kindergarten and Year 1 children are escorted over to GOOSH by teaching staff and they are collected by GOOSH educators where the afternoon roll call will be taken to ensure all children are in attendance.  Once all children have arrived the children then wash their hands for afternoon tea. For afternoon tea we serve a range of foods such as chicken casserole and pasta in winter and turkish wraps and frozen yoghurt in summer, it is also served with a fruit tray. We run a differentiated program of activities for both inside and outside to cater for the varying age groups.  The children will be split into their age groups and are involved in a variety of activities, rotating every 20 minutes for the first hour of Goosh. At 5:00pm we have free play where children can mix with different ages playing games of their choice. Every afternoon we make sure that all children are inside by 5:00pm before it gets dark in the winter months. Television and video games are not allowed to be played until 5:30pm.

Physical Activity

At GOOSH we understand that it is imperative children have high quality physical activity to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.  Therefore the Certified Supervisors at GOOSH have undertaken a Community Coach Training Program. This program is continually being designed and implemented into the centre by the Certified Supervisors to ensure the children receive a variety of fun and multicultural activities.

Homework Club

We realise that many busy families may not have time to do everything they would wish to do with their child.  Therefore to try and ease the load for parents we run a homework club where parents can enrol their child to do homework on any days they attend GOOSH. Our homework club operates between 4:00-5:00pm and is supervised by an educator or Duke of Edinburgh student and older children may help younger ones when they have completed their own work.

Committees

We believe that to run a successful centre which is enjoyed by all children the input of children is crucial.  We therefore run a childrens committee represented by all age groups who make decisions about activites, prizes and the systems used at GOOSH.

Goosh is a not for profit organization and is run by a parent committee. This helps the parents decide on what they would like to happen with the day to day running of the centre and decisions needing to be made. Because we are a not for profit organization it enables us to put the money back into the centre to provide a fun and safe environment. Anyone is welcome onto the committee and it is a great way to meet other parents and to have a say on how Goosh is run.

Vacation Care

The centre also offers vacation care in the school holidays and runs from 7:00am to 6:00pm 5 days a week. Vacation care programs are available a month in advance at the centre and we have a huge range of activities and excursions available. The new kindergarten children are welcome to come to our January vacation care before they start school. I encourage you to book your child in for vacation care before starting school as it is a great way to meet new children starting at the same time. It is also a great way for them to familiarise themselves with the school and Goosh. Please follow the link to view our current Vacation Care program: Vacation Care.