Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care

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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.

Hours of Operation

Before School Care:                         7:15am – 8:30am
After School Care:                            3:10pm – 6:00pm
Vacation and Occasional Care:    7:15am – 6:00pm
Office hours:                                     9:00am – 2:30pm

Fee Schedule

Before School Care:                        $12.00
After School Care:                           $27.00
Vacation and Occasional Care:   $58.00

Please note:  the above fees do not take into consideration any CCS families may be entitled to.


Address: Thorndon Park Primary School Bradman Gym – 71 Stradbroke Road, Athelstone SA 5076

Director: Tegan Neville

Contact Number: 0421 618 856

Payment Options: Cash, Credit Card/Direct Debit, Online

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.  Breakfast is offered during Before School Care and nutritious afternoon tea (sandwiches, fresh fruit, yoghurt, etc.) is provided daily.

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 program’s activities are designed to meet the interests of children aged between 4 -12. Children are offered the opportunity to participate in leisure and recreation activities like art and craft, outdoor games, gardening, cooking and drama.  Excursions during the Vacation Care period are made locally and further afield.

New enrolments are always welcome; please call in to pick up an enrolment pack, meet the educators and have a look around our space.


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