Epping Heights OSHC Care exists in order to serve the families and children of our local school, and through Vacation Care, the wider Epping community. We provide quality out of school hours care based on a sound understanding of the learning process and the developmental stages of primary aged children.

Our Philosophy evolves in relation to meet the needs of our community, driven by a commitment to quality improvement. We achieve this through community consultation and input, with regular evaluation of our services to ensure compliance with legislation and alignment to current industry standards and recommendations.

We aim to:

  • Provide a safe, healthy, positive and nurturing environment for every child where their thoughts and opinions are valued.
  • Meet the individual needs of all children and their families as a priority and include them in decision-making.
  • Support the local and wider community by sharing our knowledge, skills and resources and engaging in community activities.

We recognise:

  • The importance of child-centred play as well as some structured activities in a child’s development.
  • The value of ensuring that staff are given opportunities for professional development to continue the improvement of our centre and to stay abreast of changes and developments in the industry.
  • The significance of inclusivity in our program in relation to diversity in culture, gender and ability.
  • The traditional custodians of the land upon which our Centre is situated and promise to foster respect for indigenous cultures.

We are committed to:

  • Providing a quality, fun program that allows the children to choose how their time will be spent at OSHC to foster a sense of ownership and belonging.
  • Ensuring that management support and communicate effectively with parents, children and staff and that legislative requirements are upheld to promote the safety and welfare of the children in care.