Out of School Hours Care Shortage

Hot spots map for out of school hours care showing Leichhardt, Annandale, Balmain and Rozelle as the suburbs with the highest waiting list numbers.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.

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

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 

*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

Glossary

  • OSHC – Out of school hours care
  • BSC – Before school care
  • ASC – After school care
  • VC – Vacation care

Notes

  • If you require before and after school care for a school aged child attending school in 2018, please contact the OSHC provider for your school
  • Some OSHC services operate off the school site and may provide OSHC to a number of local schools
  • OSHC services may have specific procedures for accepting 2018 requests for care, therefore please make inquiries now rather than towards the end of 2017.

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