We are a non for profit, community based centre that provides before and after school care for the children of Epping Heights Public School. Our centre is managed and run by a voluntary parent committee. We are an approved centre, which gives parents the ability to access Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) as a fee reduction.
We constantly strive to provide the best quality of care for the children who attend our centre by providing a fun and interactive weekly program in a caring and nurturing environment. Our centre achieved high quality status in its recent accreditation process; conducted by the National Childcare Association Council (NCAC). We have a team of dedicated staff who are both experienced and passionate about working with children.
Before & After School Care
Our Before & After School Care operates Monday – Friday on school days, between the following hours:
Mornings: 7:00am – 8:35am
Afternoons: 3:05pm- 6:00pm
During the school holidays we provide Vacation Care which caters for the children of Epping Heights Public School and the wider community. Vacation Care is packed with exciting activities that take place both in and out of the centre. Our program aims to keep your children entertained during the holidays and ensure that they having lots of fun with their friends.
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm
A variety of continental breakfast foods are served each morning. On occasions a hot breakfast option may be offered. Breakfast will be served between 7.00am and 8.15am.
A nourishing afternoon tea is provided each day, served between 3:15pm and 4:00pm. Birthday Cakes are most welcome at the time of your child’s birthday (Please note our after school numbers can be in excess of 85 children, and we have found that individually wrapped lollies such as lollipops work well and cater for vegetarians, and children with most other dietary requirements).
Please be aware that for full day bookings (vacation care/pupil free days) children will need to bring their own lunch and morning tea.
We would like to encourage all families to be aware of our allergy-friendly service, and avoid providing your child with any products that contain nuts.
For detailed information regarding our meals, please refer to the menu.
Our centre ensures that all children with special dietary requirements are adequately catered for.
If your child has food allergies, please ensure the coordinator is verbally notified as well as noting this on your child’s enrolment form.
Children with Special Needs
Our centre caters for children with special needs and is able to access Inclusion Support for these children in some situations.
At Epping Heights OOSH we provide the option of a quiet time and space in the afternoon for the children to complete their homework. It is part of our Centre Philosophy to ensure that the children in our care are active and spending their time play-based learning. It is for this reason that homework time is available after 5pm. It is at your discretion as to whether you would like your child to complete homework at OOSH. Please advise Staff, preferably in writing, if you would like your child to complete homework. We will endeavour to ensure they are encouraged to do their homework, but cannot force them to do so.