St John the Baptist OSHC

Welcome to St John the Baptist Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC). Our aim is to provide an environment that is warm, caring, safe and creative. Our program caters to the specific needs of the children enrolled in our service and is constantly changing and evolving to ensure participation by all.

Whilst in our care, children can expect a wide range of recreational activities that are fun and promote creativity and independence. Our programs are built using the National Quality Framework and comply with National Regulations.

Our staff work together to create an environment that is as close to a home environment as possible through outdoor/indoor free play, time to complete homework or do quiet reading. We facilitate group activities where we interact one on one to build strong relationships between children and staff, as well as priding ourselves on our close relationships with families.

We pride ourselves on knowing the children that we care for.

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

Beth Lake
Coordinator, Freshwater OSHC
7 Johnson Street, Freshwater NSW 2096

Phone: 0427 716 593
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Opening hours

Before School Care: 7:00am to 9:00am
After School Care: 2:30pm to 6:00pm


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 Freshwater OSHC service is a Registered Carer. Some families may be eligible to claim Child Care Benefit (CCB) 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

docxExpression of Interest Form
docxEnrolment Form
OSHC Fee policy and payment methodFee Policy and Payment Method
pdfFamily Handbook
pdfHealth Handbook
pdfPolicy Booklet


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

About our service

Our Freshwater OSHC is open to children from St John the Baptist Primary School and Harbord Public School. We are located on the school grounds of St John the Baptist. Our weekly program includes:

  • Creative arts
  • Sports
  • Cooking
  • Homework/quiet time
  • Free play
  • Meditation
  • Group games
  • And more!

Our educators

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

  • 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 John the Baptist Freshwater OSHC Centre

Visit us or phone 0427 716 593

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