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

Annandale North Out of School Hours Care Association

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

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

Whoosh Care Annandale Community Centre

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

St Brendan's OSH Club

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

Ashfield

Ashfield Kids Out of School Hours Care

Ashfield Public School, corner Liverpool Road and Murrell Street, Ashfield
(02) 9747 4577

St Vincent's PS OSHC

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

  • Before school care: 7.30am – 9am. Contact St Vincent's for vacancies by calling 1300 366 437
  • After school care: 3pm – 6pm. Check for vacancies

Yeo Park Out of School Hours Care

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

Balmain/Balmain East

Eaton Street Centre Inc.

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

Aftercare by Balmain Care for Kids OOSH

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

Nangkita Aftercare – Inner Sydney Montessori

44 Smith Street, Balmain
9555 7803

Balmain East Out of School Care

Balmain East Primary School, Nicholson Street, Balmain
9810 3161

Birchgrove

Camp Australia – Birchgrove Public School OSHC

Birchgrove Public School, Birchgrove Road, Balmain
0405 413 528

Dobroyd Point

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: 3pm – 6pm. Check for vacancies
Vacation care: Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6pm. Check for vacancies

Dulwich Hill

Camp Australia – Dulwich Hill Public School OSHC

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

Camp Australia – St Maroun's College OSHC

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

Kids Capers Dulwich Hill OOSH

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

Enmore

St Pius Primary School

209 Edgeware Road, Enmore
0410 615 767

Haberfield

Haberfield OSHC Centre (Primary OSHCare)

Bland Street, Haberfield
0409 707 859

St Joan of Arc OSHC Centre (Primary OSHCare)

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

Leichhardt

Kegworth Public SchoolKegworth Out of School Hours Care Inc.

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

Leichhardt Public SchoolOut of School Hours Inc.

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

  • Before school care: 7.30am – 9am. Check for vacancies (14 on waiting list as of March 2017)
  • After school care: 3pm – 6pm. Check for vacancies (112 on waiting list as of March 2017)
  • Vacation care: Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6pm. Check for vacancies (10 on waiting list as of March 2017)

Whoosh Care Leichhardt Town Hall

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

  • After school care: 3pm – 6.15pm. Check for vacancies (15–20 on waiting list as of March 2017)

St Columba's North Leichhardt Whoosh

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

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

Lewisham

Jigsaw OOSH Lewisham

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

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

Lilyfield

Elouera Aftercare

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

Helping Hands Network Orange Grove

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

Marrickville

Ferncourt OSHC

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

YMCA Marrickville Public OSHC

Marrickville Public School, 112-116 Chapel Street, Marrickville
(02) 9567 4595

Marrickville West OSHC

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

Marrickville Kids Out of School Hours Care

St Brigids Primary School, 392 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
(02) 9747 4577

Wilkins Public SchoolWilkins OSHC

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

The After School Klub (TASK)

Wilkins Public School, 31 Park Road, Marrickville

(02) 9560 3309

Newtown

Yarrunda Temorah (Australia Street Infants School OSHC)

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

Camdenville OSHC Service

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

Petersham

Petersham Activities Centre For Children

25 Hunter Street, Lewisham
(02) 9560 1030

Taverners Hill OSHC Centre (Primary OSHCare)

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

Rozelle

Rozelle Out of School Hours Care

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

Whoosh Care Jimmy Little Community Centre (Lilyfield)

19 Cecily Street, Lilyfield
0422 576 740

St Peters

Tribe OOSH St Peters

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

Stanmore

Newington Stanmore OSHClub

Newington College, Wyvern House Preparatory School, 115 Cambridge Street, Stanmore
(02) 8355 5300

Kids Capers Stanmore OOSH

St Michael's Catholic Primary School Percival Street, Stanmore

0412 398 539

Stanmore OSHC

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

Summer Hill

Summer Hill Kids OSHC

St Patrick's Primary School, 3 Drynan Street, Summer Hill
(02) 9747 4577

3Bridges Community Summer Hill Before and After School Care

Summer Hill Public School, 94 Moonbie Street, Summer Hill
(02) 8558 4012

SHARE Before and After School and Vacation care

135 Smith Street, Summer Hill
(02) 9799 7393

Trinity Grammar Junior School Summer Hill OSH Club

119 Prospect Road, Summer Hill
(02) 8355 5300

Tempe

Tempe Public SchoolTempe OOSH Pty Ltd

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

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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