Out of school hours care shortage

The boom in the local child population has led to a critical shortage in childcare, including places for out of school hours care places.

  • Only about 1 in 3 local parents are able to access local childcare
  • Hundreds of children are turned away from out of school hours care
  • In some local schools, boundary changes are forcing siblings to separate

We have provided links to the out of school hours care providers in the local area by suburb so you can check vacancies and waiting lists.

Note: Out of school hours care waiting lists fluctuate significantly on a weekly basis. Waiting list numbers outlined on this page (including the infographic on this page) are based on information provided to Inner West Council in March 2017. The numbers represent a weekly average or range during March 2017.

Suburbs

Annandale

*Annandale After School Centre Inc.

Annandale Public School - 25 Johnston Street, Annandale
(02) 9519 8180

    Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
    After school care
    :        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

    *Annandale North Out of School Hours Care Association

    Annandale North Public School - 206 Johnston Street, Annandale
    (02) 9660 7024

      Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies (42 on waiting list as of March 2017)
      After school care:        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies (50 on waiting list as of March 2017)
      Vacation care:              Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm  Check for vacancies (10 on waiting list as of March 2017)

      *St Brendan's OSHClub

      St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, 30-34 Collins Street, Annandale
      (02) 8564 9000

      Before school care:     6:45am – 8:45am. Check for vacancies
      After school care:        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

      *Whoosh Care Annandale Community Centre

      Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston Street, Annandale
      0422 576 740

        After school care:        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

        This service was established through the support of Inner West Council and a financial contribution from the NSW Department of Education.

          Ashfield

          *Ashfield Kids Out of School Hours Care

          Ashfield Public School, corner Liverpool Road and Murrell Street, Ashfield
          (02) 9798 5611

            Before school care:     7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
            After school care
            :        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
            Vacation care
            :              7:00am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

            *St Vincent's Parish OSHC (Extend Australia)

            St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, 12 Bland Street, Ashfield
            1300 366 437

              Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies - Contact 1300 366 437
              After school care:        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 

              *Yeo Park Out of School Hours Care

              Yeo Park Infant's School, Victoria Street, Ashfield
              0425 323 079

                Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                After school care
                :        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                Balmain/Balmain East

                 *Aftercare by Balmain Care for Kids OOSH

                Father John Therry Catholic School, 16 Jane Street, Balmain
                0423 666 476

                  After school care:     3:00pm – 6:15pm. Check for vacancies (12 on waiting list as of March 2017)

                    *Balmain East Out of School Care

                    Balmain East Primary School, Nicholson Street, Balmain
                    (02) 9810 3161

                      Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies 
                      After school care:        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                      Vacation care:              Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 

                      *Eaton Street Centre Inc.

                      Balmain Public School, 1 Eaton St, Balmain
                      (02) 9818 1190

                      Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                      After school care
                      :        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                      Vacation care:              Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                      *Nangkita Aftercare

                      Inner Sydney Montessori School, 44 Smith Street, Balmain 
                      (02) 9555 7803

                      After school care:        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                        Birchgrove

                        *Birchgrove After School Care (Camp Australia)

                        Birchgrove Public School, Birchgrove Road, Balmain
                        0405 413 528

                          Before school care:     7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care
                          :        3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care
                          :              Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Dulwich Hill

                          *Dulwich Hill Public School OSHC (Camp Australia)

                          Dulwich Hill Public School, Kintore Street, Dulwich Hill
                          1300 105 343

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9.15am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          St Maroun's College OSHC (Camp Australia)

                          St Maroun's College, 194 Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill
                          1300 105 343

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Kids Capers Dulwich Hill OOSH

                          St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School, 14-16 May Street, Dulwich Hill
                          (02) 8540 7897

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  7:00am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Enmore

                          *St Pius Kids Club

                          St Pius Primary School, 209 Edgeware Road, Enmore
                          0410 615 767

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Haberfield

                          *Dobroyd Point OSHC Centre (Primary OSHCare)

                          Dobroyd Point Public School, Waratah Street, Haberfield
                          0415 983 385

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:30am. Check for vacancies 
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Haberfield Out of School Hours (HOOSH) Care Centre (Primary OSHCare)

                          Haberfield Public School, Bland Street, Haberfield
                          0409 707 859

                          Before school care:  6:45am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *St Joan of Arc OSHC Centre (Primary OSHCare)

                          St Joan of Arc Primary School, 88 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield
                          0430 862 980

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:     3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm (held at Dobroyd Point OSHC)

                          Leichhardt

                          *Kegworth Out of School Hours Care Inc.

                          Kegworth Public School, Tebbutt Street, Leichhardt 
                          (02) 9568 2168

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Leichhardt Out of School Hours Inc.

                          Leichhardt Public School, 101-103 Norton Street, Leichhardt
                          (02) 9569 8005

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies 
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 

                          *Whoosh Care Leichhardt Town Hall

                          Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt
                          0422 576 740

                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6.15pm. Check for vacancies 

                          This service was established through the support of Inner West Council and a financial contribution from the NSW Department of Education.

                          *St Columba's North Leichhardt Whoosh

                          St Columba's Catholic Primary School, 215 Elswick Street, Leichhardt
                          0422 576 740

                          Before school care:  7:30am to 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *St Fiacre's OOSH (Leichhardt Out of School Hours Inc.)

                          St Fiacre's Catholic Primary School, 98 Catherine Street, Leichhardt
                          (02) 9569 8005

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies 
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Lewisham

                          *Jigsaw OOSH Lewisham

                          Lewisham Public School, 49 The Boulevarde, Lewisham
                          (02) 9569 1784

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Lilyfield

                          *Elouera Aftercare

                          Inner Sydney Montessori School, 10 Trevor Street, Lilyfield
                          (02) 9818 4628

                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Orange Grove Before and After School Care (Helping Hands Network)

                          Orange Grove Public School, 2-8 Perry Street, Lilyfield
                          0447 853 670

                          Before school care:  7.30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Whoosh Care Jimmy Little Community Centre (Lilyfield)

                          Jimmy Little Community Centre, 19 Cecily Street, Lilyfield
                          0422 576 740

                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Marrickville

                          *Ferncourt OSHC

                          Ferncourt Public School, Premier Street, Marrickville
                          (02) 9392 5602

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies 
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Marrickville Kids Out of School Hours Care (Weldon)

                          St Brigid's Primary School, 392 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
                          (02) 8741 0500 

                          Before school care:  7:30am to 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Marrickville West OSHC

                          Marrickville West Public School, Beauchamp Street, Marrickville
                          (02) 9392 5603

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *The After School Klub (TASK)

                          Wilkins Public School, 31 Park Road, Marrickville

                          (02) 9560 3309 

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Wilkins OSHC

                          Wilkins Public School, 17 McRae Street, Petersham
                          (02) 9392 5605

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *YMCA Marrickville Public OSHC

                          Marrickville Public School, 112-116 Chapel Street, Marrickville
                          0427 960 706

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Newtown

                          *Yarrunda Temorah (Australia Street Infants School OSHC)

                          Australia Street Infants School, 73 Lennox Street, Newtown
                          (02) 9516 3756

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Camdenville OSHC Service

                          Camdenville Public School, Wells Avenue, Enmore
                          (02) 9392 5601

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Petersham

                          *Petersham Activities Centre For Children

                          Petersham Public School, 25 Hunter Street, Lewisham
                          (02) 9560 1030

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Taverners Hill OSHC Centre (Primary OSHCare)

                          Taverners Hill Infants School, Elswick Street, Petersham
                          0430 884 067

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Rozelle

                          *Rozelle Out of School Hours Care

                          Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle
                          (02) 9818 3472

                          Before school care:  7:15am – 9:15am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 

                          St Peters

                          *Tribe OOSH

                          St Peters Public School, Church Street, St Peters
                          0402 709 240

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Stanmore

                          *Newington Stanmore OSHClub

                          Newington College, Wyvern House Preparatory School, 115 Cambridge Street, Stanmore
                          (02) 8355 5300 (finance) 
                          (03) 8564 9000 (all parent enquiries)

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies (30 on waiting list as of March 2017)
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Kids Capers Stanmore OOSH

                          St Michael's Catholic Primary School Percival Street, Stanmore

                          0412 398 539

                          Before school care:  7:30am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Stanmore OSHC

                          Stanmore Public School Corner Holt and Cavendish Street, Stanmore
                          (02) 9550 9732

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Summer Hill

                          *SHARE Before and After School and Vacation care

                          Summer Hill Public School, 135 Smith Street, Summer Hill
                          (02) 9799 7393 

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Summer Hill Kids OSHC

                          St Patrick's Primary School, 3 Drynan Street, Summer Hill
                          (02) 9798 4221

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies 
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *3Bridges Community Summer Hill Before and After School Care

                          Summer Hill Public School, 94 Moonbie Street, Summer Hill
                          1300 327 434 or 0437 244 146

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          *Trinity Grammar Junior School Summer Hill OSH Club

                          Trinity Grammar Junior School, 119 Prospect Road, Summer Hill
                          (02) 8355 5300

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

                          Tempe

                          *Tempe OOSH Pty Ltd

                          Tempe Public School, 79 Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe
                          0400 316 333

                          Before school care:  7:00am – 9:00am. Check for vacancies
                          After school care:  3:00pm – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies
                          Vacation care:  Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm. Check for vacancies

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