About Us

About Us

Our Centre

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

Opening Hours:

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

Vacation Care

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

Meals

A variety of continental breakfast foods are served each morning. Breakfast will be served between  7.00am and 8.15am.

A nourishing afternoon tea is provided each day. Fruit is also served later in the afternoon. At the end of each Term there is often an ‘End of Term Party’. Birthday cakes are most welcome at the time of your child’s birthday.

Please be aware that for full day bookings (vacation care/pupil free days) children will need to bring their own lunch and morning tea unless otherwise specified.

Dietary requirement

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.

Homework

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 at your discretion if 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.

Active After School Care

Our AASC program is held twice a week at the centre. A professional sport coach leads the children in fun sports games and teaches them new skills.This program aims to keep our kids healthy and happy by encouraging all children to participate in after school exercise.