About The Pines
The Pines is Happy Haven's flagship site and began operating at the beginning of 2015 – although the families at this time all knew Nick Smith (now Company Director), and the rest of the staff team from their work at The Pines over many years prior. We operate out of the transportable buildings behind the ‘houses’, with our office located through the door closest to the North Pines car park. This office is generally staffed between 6:30am-6:00pm Monday – Friday. We are able to offer many exciting opportunities as a part of our program, including regular cooking, gardening, and martial arts experiences.
Session Times & Fees
Fees as of 30/07/19. *Fees listed are based on a family subsidised with 85% Child Care Subsidy. These are estimates only and staff will assist with working out what your fees will be depending on your individual case.
Happy Haven OSHC The Pines have a fantastic, fun-filled Vacation Care program that is sure to keep children engaged over the school holidays.
Our Vacation Care program is released Friday of week 5 each term. All of the documents relating to the holiday period can be found here. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the documents below, and have your child/ren be as involved as possible in knowing what activities they will be in for!
Please note we are closed on all Public Holidays.
Accreditation & Policy
Happy Haven The Pines OSHC is very proud of our service and our rating of Meeting National Quality Standards. We were assessed across all 7 quality areas and achieved Meeting National Quality Standard across 5 of 7 standards and Exceeding NQS in 2 of 7 quality areas.
NQS Rating and Assessment
Happy Haven OSHC has well developed policies and procedures approved by DECD and school Governing Councils on all sites on which we operate. You may ask to see a Policy at any time, and these will be available at your service. We have included some of our policies which may be particularly relevant to you here for your convenience.
All OSHC services need to meet basic standards in order to operate. This is monitored by a national body called ACECQA, with some responsibilities delegated to a South Australian agency referred to as The Board. OSHC services must demonstrate their competency across the 7 Quality Areas of the National Quality Framework for OSHC, and have rating and assessment visits on a regular basis. You can ask educators at your service for information relating to any assessment and rating visits they have had, as well as being able to access the site’s Quality Improvement Plan.
For a more detailed list of our policies please download the document below.