Out of Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care

The National Quality Framework (NQF) quality standard is used in OSHC to improve education and care through My Time, Our Place framework for School Age Care. The program is responsive to each child’s needs, interests, and choices and that contributes to their ongoing development.

Through the use of this framework educators assist children to develop:

  • a strong sense of their identity
  • connections with their world
  • a strong sense of wellbeing
  • confidence and involvement in their learning
  • effective communication skills.

OSHC recreational learning experiences 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.

The OSHC office is located in the Thiele Building and is open between 7:30am – 8:30am each morning and 3:10pm – 6:00pm each night.

The telephone number for Out of School Hours Care is 0421 618 856.

Director: Stefania Cinaglia

The Program

The Out of School Hours Care Program offers regular Before School Care, After School Care, Occasional Care and Vacation Care for the children of Thorndon Park Primary School and the local community.

After school activities are less structured than those offered during the vacation periods, to allow the children to ‘wind down’ after the school day.

The programme’s activities are designed to meet the interests of children aged 5-12 years. Children are offered the opportunity to participate in leisure and recreation activities (eg. art, craft, games, gardening, cooking, drama) in a ‘homelike’ atmosphere.

Excursions are made locally and further afield, during the vacation periods. Nutritious snacks (sandwiches, fruit, etc.) are provided daily.

Hours of Operation

  • Before School Care: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • After School Care: 3:10 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Vacation and Occasional Care – 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Payments can be made at the OSHC office, school office or online here.



Page Last Updated: 06/06/2016