DISCOVER OUR FUN, SAFE & ENGAGING PROGRAMS
CatholicCare is an approved provider of Out of School Hours Care & Vacation Care services, providing quality care environments before and after school and during school holidays for children aged 5 to 12 years. Our programs are guided by and underpin the principles of the My Time Our Place: Framework for School Aged Care and the Australian National Quality Standards. The program aims to offer a combination of quiet and active activities.
Our centres are located on a number of Catholic primary school sites across northern metropolitan Sydney and the Central Coast and provide safe, familiar, well planned and maintained child friendly environments, allowing us to offer a wide range of extracurricular activities catering to children of differing ages, interests and needs. Priority is given to children attending the school where the OSHC is located, however we accept enrolments from other schools if places are available.
We love working with the children and our educators bring their diverse interests and talents to work everyday across art, sport, drama, music, cooking, and more. We focus on getting to know each child, their interests and hobbies so that we can provide the best opportunities for them to feel happy and comfortable, and to grow and develop. The kids love coming here and the parents know their children are in good hands and our programs are constantly evolving to ensure the children engage and enjoy!
hear for yourself why kids love coming to our OSHC program
Our centres operate at a number of our Catholic primary schools across Northern Sydney and the Central Coast. We offer before school care, after school care and vacation care programs.
We provide safe, familiar, stimulating and well maintained child-friendly environments and offer all kinds of activities catering to children of differing ages, interests and needs – whether they want something active, creative or quiet.
Having a service where my children are well looked after is so important. They love going there!
frequently asked questions
I am not Catholic, can my children attend your service?
Our OSHC and vacation care service caters for the children and families who attend the local Catholic school and will be given priority, however if there is availability will take children from neighbouring schools.
What hours are you open?
Families will have to contact the OSHC of interest to find out opening and closing times and availability. Most services are open 7.00 – 9.00am and 3.00 – 6.00pm.
For families who are interested in vacation care, please reach out to the service of interest to find out opening and closing times and availability. Most services are open 7.00am – 6.00pm.
Will my child be fed?
Our OSHCs provide breakfast in our before school care and afternoon tea in after school care services. Children attending our vacation care services will need to bring their own food.
What are your fees?
These vary and will change annually – please contact the service you are interested in.
Do you offer the Child Care subsidy?
Yes, to eligible families.
How do I register for the Child Care subsidy?
Families can follow the steps to set up CCS here.
How do I enrol my child?
Reach out to the service you are interested in and if you decide to proceed the Coordinator will send an enrolment link to HubWorks. Please note: completing an Expression of Interest form does not mean your child is enrolled. They are only enrolled once they make contact with the Coordinator and completed an enrolment form.
Can you tell me more about your educators?
Our Out of School Hours and Vacation Care staff come from a range of backgrounds and experiences, each bringing their own skills, expertise and passion to the team across a broad spectrum of activities.
Many team members are TAFE qualified educators or come from a teaching background. We also provide additional staff training covering safeguarding, developmentally appropriate programming, management of behaviour and other areas to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.