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Outside School Hours Care

Outside School Hours Care (OOSH) offers quality care for children ranging in age from kindergarten through to Year 6. Both structured and unstructured play is encouraged within the bounds of a safe environment at all times. Our centres aim to reflect an inclusive approach that respects the diversity of all children and their families.

Our centres offer:

  • Out of school hours care for all children aged from kindergarten through to Year 6.
  • Breakfast is available for children arriving before 8am and healthy snacks are provided for afternoon tea.
  • Child focused recreational activities including art, craft, indoor and outdoor games, sport, drama, music, cooking and reading.

About our educators

Experienced and trained educators will be responsible for the care of your children through preparation and implementation of a daily program of activities.

All permanent educators are qualified in first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis management.

Educators at the centre are supported and supervised by a qualified and experienced Outside School Hours Coordinator and well as Council's Childcare Coordinator.

Our centres

Our location:

  • Fern Bay Public School, Vardon Road, Fern Bay

OOSH hours of operation:

  • Mornings from 7 to 9am
  • Afternoons from 3 to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Fern Bay Public School
  • Stockton Public School
  • St Peter's Primary School

Contact:

  • Ph: 02 4988 0308

Downloads:

  • Download the Fern Bay OOSH flyer

Our location:

  • Medowie Public School hall, Ferodale Road, Medowie

OOSH hours of operation:

  • Mornings from 7 to 9am
  • Afternoons from 2:45 to 6pm

Vacation Care hours of operation:

  • From 7am to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Medowie Public School
  • Wirreanda Public School
  • Medowie Christian School
  • Aspect Hunter School

Contact:

  • Ph: 0427 754 863

Downloads:

  • Download the Medowie OOSH flyer

Our location:

  • Corner of William and Irrawang Street, Raymond Terrace

OOSH hours of operation:

  • Mornings from 7 to 9am
  • Afternoons from 2:30 to 6pm

Vacation Care hours of operation:

  • From 7am to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Raymond Terrace Public School
  • Irrawang Public School
  • Grahamtown Public School
  • St Brigids Primary School
  • Aspect Hunter School

Contact:

  • Ph: 02 4988 0660

Downloads:

  • Download the Raymond Terrace OOSH flyer

Our location:

  • Seaham Public School hall, Still Street, Seaham

OOSH hours of operation:

  • Afternoons from 3 to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Seaham Public School

Contact:

  • Ph: 0473 241 543

Downloads:

  • Download the Seaham OOSH flyer

Our location:

  • Shoal Bay Public School hall, Rigney Street, Shoal Bay

OOSH Hours of operation:

  • Mornings from 7 to 9am
  • Afternoons from 2:30 to 6pm

Vacation Care hours of operation:

  • From 7am to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Shoal Bay Public School
  • St Michael's Primary School

Contact:

  • Ph: 0448 374 150

Downloads:

  • Download the Shoal Bay OOSH flyer

Our location:

  • Tomaree Public School, Salamander Way, Salamander Bay

OOSH hours of operation:

  • Mornings from 6:30 to 9am
  • Afternoons from 3 to 6pm

Vacation Care hours of operation:

  • From 7am to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Tomaree Public School
  • St Michael's Primary School
  • St Phillip's Christian College

Contact:

  • Ph: 0419 533 614

Downloads:

  • Download the Tomaree OOSH flyer

Our location:

  • OOSH building at Wirreanda Public School, Brocklesby Road, Medowie

OOSH hours of operation:

  • Mornings from 7 to 9am
  • Afternoons from 3 to 6pm

Schools in our local area:

  • Wirreanda Public School
  • Medowie Public School
  • Medowie Christian School
  • Aspect Hunter School

Contact:

  • Ph: 02 4988 0665

Downloads:

  • Download the Wirreanda OOSH flyer

Vacation care

Our vacation care supports families and our community by providing safe and quality care to children when they need it most - during the school holidays!

We provide an engaging and fun program which recognises the diversity of our community. The program consists of a range of planned and spontaneous experiences that can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors.

As part of our vacation care, we offer:

  • full supervised recreational activities
  • organised games and activities
  • cooking experiences
  • creative craft and woodwork
  • exciting excursions
  • drama and music.

You can access your usual rebate percentage for the Childcare Rebate.

See the vacation care program from July 2019 activities:

Contact Thrive Kids administration to request enrolment information:

Fee information

Fees are outlined in the current Port Stephens Council Fee Schedule.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is available to most families. To register and find out more contact Centrelink.

Fee payment policy

Permanently booked positions are to be paid for the days for which the child is enrolled whether the child attends or not, except for public holidays and some school holiday periods.

Fees are to be maintained at 2 weeks in advance. If fees are not maintained, care may be cancelled. Any reduction in days permanently booked requires 14 days notice.

All account enquiries are to be directed to the administration staff during office hours.

Contact us