During the warmer months, we offer a range of outdoor experiences such as skipping, bat and ball games, fun in the playground and much more. For the budding chef, we encourage participation in the kitchen alongside our staff to prepare new playdough or make afternoon tea.
We encourage all types of experiences from science exploration and imaginative play to outdoor activities, such as sandpit and mud exploration, tightrope balancing and large soccer ovals and basket ball courts.
We believe it is essential for children to start the day with a good breakfast to help them concentrate on their school work during the day.
At our OOSH centres, staff serve breakfast between 7:00 am and 7:50 am. Your child will enjoy a hearty and nutritious breakfast. We vary our menus daily, but they usually include cereal, muffins and/or toast. An example of the warm breakfasts we serve include baked beans or eggs on toast and occasional treats like bacon and egg muffins. After breakfast, there is time for a little bit more play before heading off to school on buses.
Our after school care service is available until 6:00 pm on school days. We collect children from their school and they will enjoy a delicious and nutritious afternoon tea on arrival. This will be followed by free time where the children are free to choose an activity of choice.
Following our outdoor activities, your child is welcome to participate in one or our many indoor activities. During the afternoon your child will also have time to work on their homework and enjoy some craft activities.
In the warmer months, we often make extra time available for your child to enjoy additional outside activities such as:
We provide a late afternoon tea for those children who are picked up after 5:00 pm. This will mainly consist of food you provide but could include any food left over from early afternoon tea.
Vacation care is only available at Hillsborough OOSH, we don’t currently run a school holiday service at Wallsend South OOSH. Though many children from Elermore Vale OOSH do use this service.
We offer a varied vacation program with excursions as well as sports, crafts, games and special experiences. Of course, our standard indoor and outdoor activities are still available during vacation care.
Our vacation care service opens at 6:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm. Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed—wearing enclosed shoes—so that they can participate in all activities. We also ask that you provide enough for your child to eat and drink. Morning tea-time is known as fruit break, so please make sure your children bring a piece of fruit, so they do not feel left out.