Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)
The Westgarth Outside School Hours Care provides a play-based program in an environment that is stimulating and encourages children’s development, social interaction and their sense of fun. The program is currently licensed to care for up to 150 students.
High-standard, not-for-profit care
Westgarth OSHC began in 1988. This not-for-profit program provides safe, enjoyable childcare and has been accredited by the National Childcare Accreditation Council.
A fee is charged for the use of the OSHC program. The program is based at our Farmhouse building, a dedicated facility with kitchen built in 2006 and located adjacent to the school playground.
Hours Of Operation
Before Care 7.30am to 8.45am
After Care 3.30pm to 5.50pm
Curriculum Day 7.30am to 5.50pm
To enrol your child/ren into OSHC please register via a new app called 'my family lounge'. All children attending OSHC from 2017 must be registered through 'my family lounge'.
Further information about the program can be found by clicking on: Family Information Handbook
Please click on the following link to register:
The program is provided and managed by the School Council with recommendations from a sub-committee consisting of the program co-ordinator, School Council representatives and interested parents/carers whose children attend the program.
Detailed policies for the program are available - click here.
The Westgarth OSHC programs employ people from a wide range of backgrounds. All staff have experience and/or qualifications in working with children aged 5-12 years. There is one staff member for every 15 children in the program, the appropriate child staff ratio according to the National Standards.
Before school: Given the early start of the program and the different arrival times of children, there is an emphasis on providing a comfortable and quiet atmosphere with optional breakfast and various activities. The program closes at 8.45am and at this time a teacher is now on yard duty and children are escorted to their appointed playground area.
After school: Prep-Year 2 children are collected at 3.30 pm according to a booking sheet, students in years 3-6 make their own way to OSHC and a roll is taken on arrival. A wide variety of activities, including outdoor sports, arts and crafts, media, cooking, drama and free-play is provided. Consideration is given to the different age groups and needs of the children on an individual and group level.
Fees - 2017
The program is not-for-profit and funded through the payment of fees.
The current fees are:
Before Care Session
Permanent booking $10.50
After Care Session
Permanent booking $17.50
Flat Fee $45.00
OSHC preferred method of payment is via Qkr!. Click here for further information: Qkr Electronic Payment Information.
Families are required to register with Centrelink in order to receive fee assistance.
Tel 9482 3323