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Outside School Hours Care

At outside school hours care we provide opportunities for primary school aged children to develop their social skills and extend their learning in a safe and supportive environment.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provides primary school aged children the opportunity to grow as they develop their social skills and to extend on the learning opportunities they have in school. At Catholic Early EdCare our OSHC’s offer a combination of before school, after school and vacation care.

Our educators work with all children to create fun and recreational experiences that support children’s wellbeing, learning and personal development in line with the My Time, Our Place framework for school aged care in Australia.

Our teams pay attention to the needs and interests of each child and promote collaboration and active citizenship. They will support your child to socialise and develop friendships, set up recreational experiences which challenge them and educational experiences which extend upon their learning at home and school and help them develop life skills.

Drop off and pick up

Our Outside School Hours Care services are all co-located with Brisbane Catholic Education primary schools. Some of our services also provide before and after school care for children attending other closely located schools. Contact your local OSHC to discuss before and after school care options if your child attends another school. Our educators work closely with schools to ensure a smooth transition during pick up and drop off and ensure that your child is supervised and safe at all times.

All children and families are welcome in our vacation care programs and many children attend our vacation cares from other local schools.

Our program

Children are offered a healthy breakfast at before school care and at after school care they help prepare healthy snacks, promoting healthy life long habits.

Each day our coordinators and their teams will set up experiences including cooking, science, craft and outdoor play which are inspired by children’s interests. The teams will also provide homework support for all children.

Child Care Subsidy

Families can access either permanent or casual bookings at our services.

Catholic Early EdCare is an approved child care service provider for the Australian Government’s child care subsidy. This means your family may be able to access financial assistance reducing your out of pocket expense. The level of support your family receives depends on a number of factors including your family’s combined income, the child care fees you are charged and the number of hours you and your partner work, train or volunteer in a fortnight.

To access the subsidy you will need to complete an assessment through Centrelink. To find out what support you are eligible for and to complete an assessment visit this website.