Out of School Hours Care

Waitlist applications

To add your child to the waitlist for Council's out of school hours care (OSHC) services, download and complete this application form:

Email your completed form to council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au. Please do not submit application forms to the school or the centre directly.

For more information about the waitlist, or to change any details previously supplied, email the OSHC Administration Officer at stephen.crimston@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Inner West Council's out of school hours care services provide a safe, supervised and fun place for your child. Our programs provide a wide range of supervised creative, recreational and play activities that assist in the social, emotional, creative and physical development of your child.Below is a listing of Council-operated out of school hours care (OSHC) services.

Camdenville OSHC

Camdenville OSHC is committed to creating a welcoming environment that fosters open communication between the citizens of our community.

As educators we believe “play” provides the foundation for children to become competent and capable learners.

Educators will provide children with opportunities to participate in a variety of experiences to further develop life skills, in a safe, caring and engaging environment whilst having fun.

This will be achieved by:

  • Children being offered a choice
  • Age appropriate programming
  • Child initiated ideas and planning
  • Family input

Educators recognise children as unique and commit to work with our children to appreciate and welcome our differences and similarities.

We believe all families and children should be heard, respected, valued and included.

Contact

Helen Scott
Camdenville OSHC Service
Wells Street, Enmore
Located on the grounds of Camdenville Public School

helen.scott@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
(02) 9392 5601

Hours

Morning care: 7am – 9am
After care: 3pm – 6pm
School holiday care: 7am – 6pm

Ages

5-12 year olds – children attending kindergarten to year 6 at Camdenville Public School

Ferncourt OSHC

Ferncourt OSHC offers a program that facilitates the development of children’s living and social skills with the aim of creating resilient citizens that make positive contributions to their community.

We are committed to:

  • The provision of a program and environment that supports the development of life skills and social skills
  • A program where children and educators appreciate the natural environment and practise sustainability
  • Supporting children to develop a life long love of learning, experimentation and exploration
  • Providing a child led program where educators offer different experiences and activities that are developmentally appropriate, engaging, safe and fun
  • Collaborating with parents and carers to provide appropriate, individualised care
  • Helping children feel a sense of belonging to their local community
  • Valuing each educator's individual strengths and supporting each other in the work environment

Contact

Veronica Succar
Ferncourt OSHC
Premier Street, Marrickville

Located on the grounds of Ferncourt Public School

veronica.succar@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
9392 5602

Hours

Morning care: 7am – 9am
After care: 3pm – 6pm
School holiday care: 7am – 6pm

Ages

5-12 year olds – children attending kindergarten to year 6 attending Ferncourt Public School

Marrickville West OSHC

Marrickville West OSHC offers a program in partnership with families and the community that promotes independence and confidence in our children.

We are committed to:

  • Providing a program that is inclusive, safe and fun
  • Providing a wide range of experiences that children can engage in, whilst being supported by their educators
  • Ensuring the environment is friendly, relaxing, caring and warm where children feel a sense of belonging and are able to express themselves
  • Implementing a sustainable program that promotes an awareness and respect for our internal and external environments
  • Ongoing relationships between staff and parents to meet the needs of each child
  • Providing children the opportunities to learn and develop meaningful and life long relationships that include happy memories of their time at OSHC
  • Providing ongoing professional development for all educators working at the centre

Contact

Tam Phan
Marrickville West OSHC Service
Beauchamp Street, Marrickville

Located on the grounds of Marrickville West Public School

Tam.Phan@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
(02) 9392 5603

Hours

Morning care: 7am – 9am
After care: 3pm – 6pm

Ages

5-12 year olds – children attending kindergarten to year 6 attending Marrickville West Public School

Stanmore OSHC

Service philosophy

Children

At Stanmore OSHC we create a safe, healthy and inclusive environment.  It supports children's agency and enhances their learning, wellbeing and participation through the development of respectful, reciprocal relationships.

We support Article 31 of the United Nations' Convention of the Rights of the Child that states that "children have the right to relax, play and to join in a wide range of leisure activities." We develop curriculum that balances child-initiated experiences, educator led experiences and research; taking into consideration children's abilities, interests, strengths, knowledge and culture.

We respect children's rights as citizens. This involves working collaboratively with children to understand that they have a voice within their communities and within relationships.

Families

Stanmore OSHC values the relationship children have with their families.  Educators acknowledge the important role of family within the context of our service. We work in partnership with families and engage in shared decision making for better outcomes for children.

We acknowledge the diversity within our families, actively seeking to learn about each child's unique family circumstances. This may include their cultural practices, beliefs, values, and kinship systems; promoting cultural competence.

Colleagues

The team recognises and appreciates diverse perspectives and these inform our practices and approaches.  We acknowledge the individual and group strengths within our team and offer opportunities for educators to excel. The diversity of our team reflects the diversity of our community. We are professional, ethical and work as a team towards better outcomes for the service.

Community and society

We acknowledge the first peoples of this land and recognise the history and its impact on the Aboriginal community. We see our role as engaging the community, taking opportunities to highlight Aboriginal rights and cultures.

We recognise the contribution of out-of-school-hours care to children as citizens and building stronger communities; learning about society and our stewardship.

The profession

We are aspiring leaders within the sector. We challenge ourselves and advocate for our profession.   We delve into research and continual professional development to better guide pedagogy and practice.

Contact

Joni Dunn
Stanmore OSHC Service
Cnr Holt and Cavendish Streets, Stanmore

Located on the grounds of Stanmore Public School

joni.dunn.stanmore@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
(02) 9550 9732

Hours

Morning care: 7am – 9am
After care: 3pm – 6pm
School holiday care: 7am – 6pm

Ages

5-12 year olds – children attending kindergarten to year 6 attending Stanmore Public School

Wilkins OSHC

Wilkins OSHC educators aspire to deliver a program where children recognise the importance of valuing the natural environment and sustainability and the roles they have as responsible community members.

Wilkins OSHC commits to:

  • Practice in ways that are always inclusive, caring, friendly, fun and safe.
  • Collaborating with each unique family in ways that are respectful and supportive. We extend this sense of openness and esteem to our relationships with other stakeholders and the wider community.
  • The provision of an environment and a program that offers children opportunities to engage in many experiences that support their development into healthy, happy and resilient community members. .
  • The facilitation of a range of developmentally appropriate and enjoyable leisure and recreational experiences that arise from the needs and interests of each of our unique children.
  • Constant professional development and maintenance of; our understanding of children and their development, the delivery of innovative, high quality care and education and authentic reflective practice.

Contact

Joanne Attard
Wilkins OSHC Service
McRae Street, Marrickville

Located on the grounds of Wilkins Public School

Joanne.Attard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
(02) 9392 5605

Hours

Morning care: 7am – 9am
After care: 3pm – 6pm

Ages

5-12 year olds – children attending kindergarten to year 6 attending Wilkins Public School

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Page last updated: 19 Sep 2019