St Patrick's OSHC


Welcome to St Patrick's Outside School Hours Care (OSHC). Our dedicated team of educators strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for your children whilst attending our service. Even if your children are only casuals at our centre, our staff ensure there is a safe and welcoming environment for all children to be in.

Our service currently averages on 10-20 children each session which enables our educators to really get to know the children and define who they are and what they enjoy in life. We regularly speak to them as a group and discover what the children want at our OSHC.

Our team understand that OSHC is a priority for working families. However our main goal is to have the children love coming to OSHC and to have them want to come every day because of our fantastic program and loving and caring educators.

Please feel welcome to visit our service or contact me should you require any further information.

Chanel Byrne
Coordinator, East Gosford OSHC
Cnr Melbourne & York Streets, East Gosford, NSW 2250

Phone:   02 4323 4819
Mobile:  0408 165 671
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening hours

  • Before school care: 7:00am to 9:00am
    If your child goes to East Gosford PS, one of our educators will walk them to school.
  • After school care: 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    If your child goes to East Gosford PS, one of our educators will pick them up from the school.
  • Vacation care: 7:30am to 6:00pm
    Children from all schools are welcome to enjoy our excursions and activities during school holidays.

Enrolment

CatholicCare welcomes enrolments from all children ages 5-12 years old from our community. To enrol, simply complete the Expression of Interest Form and either email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it back into the service. Once we receive your Expression of Interest form we will contact you and discuss vacancies.

Our East Gosford OSHC service is a Registered Carer. Some families may be eligible to claim Child Care Benefit if you meet the required work assessment.  Families will need to investigate their eligibility through the Family Assistance Office.

Please refer to your enrolment email for complete instructions on finalising your child's enrolment.

Enrolment forms and policies

pdfExpression of Interest Form
docxEnrolment Form
Fee Policy and Payment methodFee Policy and Payment Method
pdfFamily Handbook
Children's Services Policy Booklet Health HandbookHealth Handbook
pdfPolicy Booklet

Fees

Please contact the OSHC Coordinator for further information regarding the fee structure for this service.

About our service

Our East Gosford OSHC is open to children from St Patrick's Catholic Primary School and East Gosford Public School. We are located on the school grounds of St Patrick's Catholic Primary School.

Throughout our different programs we offer a variety of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Sports
  • Imaginative play
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Active play
  • Arts and craft
  • Board games
  • And whatever the children can imagine!

Our educator

Our East Gosford OSHC is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals and consists of University training early childhood teachers and TAFE trained diploma educators.

Our goal is to educate the children by adding activities that improve their physical, mental, communicational and confidence skills.

  • We will try to be flexible and accommodating where possible.
  • We will always have a program designed with the input of children, based on their interests while also reflecting the ‘My Time Our Place’ framework to ensure children experience a sense of achievement in all that they do.
  • We will always have a menu that is varied, nutritious and designed to keep everyone happy whilst catering to any allergies.
  • We will always try to provide unique experiences that are fun and nurture your child’s development.
  • We will always respect your right to have your voice heard.
  • We will always respect your cultural background and provide inclusive practice.
  • We aim to always be there when you need us. 

St Patrick's East Gosford OSHC Centre

Visit us or phone 02 4323 4819

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