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Out of school hours care (OSHC)

Refer to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for the latest advice from our department about COVID-19 and OSHC.

OSHC services can contribute to the healthy and successful lives of children. They provide recreational learning experiences that promote supportive environments where children can build independence and apply learning in social settings.

These experiences encourage children to interact with friends, learn life skills, solve problems, practice social skills, try new experiences, feel happy, safe and relaxed.

OSHC services provide childcare mostly for children attending school, but can care for children who have not yet started school. Services are encouraged to provide care to children with high support needs and disabilities. Services can operate before school, after school, on pupil free days, in vacation care periods. 

The information here is for sites, families, all OSHC staff and third party providers. 

Families, or educators looking for employment, can find OSHC services near them by referring to the Sites and Services directory.