Our Philosophy

Hillsborough, Elermore Vale, Wallsend South and Warners Bay OOSH are quality services where children, families and educators can experience a safe, enriched, caring environment that encourages...

Fun, Friends, and Learning!

We value play as a basis for children’s learning. We believe behaviour is a language, play creates meaningful exploration, promotes curiosity, creates and develops relationships & social skills and allows children to learn through a spontaneous & enjoyable atmosphere. We respect children’s independence and provide opportunities for life skills such as meal preparation & encouraging responsibility to care for themselves, others & the environment surrounding them.

We aim to provide inviting indoor and outdoor spaces that promote curiosity and opportunities to extend on children’s learning and interests. We believe that children live in the here and now and we provide a ‘child-led program based on closely observing and listening to children’s current interests and ideas. Learning can happen at any place and anytime and we reflect the National Quality Framework ‘My Place, Our Time’ in our every day practices as Educators.

We believe that we are an OOSH family linking school and home life. We aim to be a support system for children and their families. We strive to reflect and be supportive of each families backgrounds and beliefs within our program and daily practices. We work closely with our local communities, role modelling and encouraging our families & children to support the broader community through fundraising and paying it forward.

We acknowledge the Awabakal people, the traditional custodians of the land on which our service is located. We are a unique service that pride ourselves on our ongoing commitment to inclusion and meeting the needs of all children and families. We work closely with the Inclusion Agency to have an active Strategic Inclusion Plan that allows us to critically reflect and continue to provide a quality inclusive service. 

We encourage families to share their suggestions, knowledge and contribute ideas and participate within our program where possible. We acknowledge that your children are your most important treasures and we will strive to ensure they are heard, supported, cared for, challenged and made to feel safe and unique as part of our OOSH family.