Out of School Hours Care

Waitlist applications

Please contact Stephen Crimston at stephen.crimston@innerwest.nsw.gov.au if you need to make an application.


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.

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


Ferncourt OSHC
Premier Street, Marrickville

Located on the grounds of Ferncourt Public School

9392 5602


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


5 to12 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


Marrickville West OSHC Service
Beauchamp Street, Marrickville

Located on the grounds of Marrickville West Public School

(02) 9392 5603


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


5 to 12 year olds – children attending kindergarten to year 6 attending Marrickville West 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.


Wilkins OSHC Service
McRae Street, Marrickville

Located on the grounds of Wilkins Public School

(02) 9392 5605


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


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

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