The P&C offers Outside School Hours Care to support Oakleigh families and is currently licensed for up to 105 children a session. This demand in growth for this service has increased significantly over recent years and despite efforts to be accommodating of community needs, in 2020 the service has operated with wait lists for all afternoon sessions.
As much as we would love to accept new families into our service, our managing access, enrolment and booking processes outline for a priority to existing families who have used or are waitlisted to use the service in 2020. This will mean that if the same level of demand continues in 2021 as we have seen in 2020, regrettably new families and also some of our existing families may not be offered their requested places. We welcome all families to submit their requests but strongly encourage them to explore additional options and have a backup plan for care, if we are unable to offer a place.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) has been operating since 1990. Over the years
the service has grown and now provides care for Before School, After School,
Vacation breaks and on Pupil Free Days for primary-aged children
in the community. Before school care operates from 6.30am to 9.00am and After school care operates from 3.00pm till 6.00pm. The children are offered
breakfast and afternoon tea and the staff are highly qualified and cater
to their differing needs. Oakleigh OSHC provides a
quality school age child care program in a caring, safe and stimulating
environment that enhances children’s development through a variety of
activities, such as sports, arts and craft, cooking and games. We follow the My Time, Our Place framework for school aged care, which concentrates on outcomes
such as developing a sense of identity, each child’s connection and
contribution to their world, children’s health & wellbeing (physical,
social & emotional), and children becoming involved learners and effective
Oakleigh OSHC is
licensed under the Education and Care Services National Law and complies with
the Education and Care Services National Regulations with requirements relating
to activities, experiences and programs, child/staff ratios and the
qualifications relating to staff.
Please be aware you must
inform us if your child is not at school as we are separate entities.
Hours of operation
school care: 6.30am to 9.00am
school care: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
care: 6.30am to 6.00pm
free days: 6.30am to 6.00pm
Nita Buttimore – Coordinator
Isabella Lynch – Acting Coordinator
Sophia Armitage – Acting Assistant Coordinator
Bloomfield – Acting Assistant Coordinator
Daisy Hughes – Responsible Person in Charge
Geri Wilde – Responsible Person in Charge
Cheyanne Cheshire – Educational Leader
Declan Ferguson – Responsible Person in Charge
Becky Brake – Educator
Sophie Mather – Educator
April Dingle – Educator
Alexis Pagomenos – Educator
Nik Buhse – Educator
Jayden Klemenc – Educator
Miranda Schull – Educator
Ella Villanova-Kaighin – Educator
Mandy van Deventer – Ops Manager
Each staff member holds a current First Aid Certificate and Working with
Children Suitability Card (a blue card).
Oakleigh State School OSHC Sub-Committee
The OSHC Sub-Committee
(a subcommittee of the P&C) consists of volunteers who give their time to
guide and support the OSHC service.
Kylie Butterworth – Chairperson
Peter Robb – Treasurer
Kris Plummer – Secretary
Oakleigh State School OSHC uses the online enrolment service My
Family Lounge. If you are interested in your child/children attending
Oakleigh State School OSHC, please click on the Register button at the bottom of this page
to register and create an enrolment request for your family. If a place
is available for your child you will receive an offer via email and may then
enrol your child to our service.
Once registered, families may click on the Sign In button above or use the My Family Lounge app for tablets and smartphones (Apple Store or Google Play) to manage extra days & cancellations.
Existing families will be asked to re-enrol at the beginning of each school year.
See our 2021 enrolment process.
Fees are reviewed each year and are detailed in the Fee Schedule located in the links section. Please take note of booking and cancellation deadlines.
A required form is the EziDebit form. EziDebit is an automatic payment system which we process at the end of each week, when we also email statements to families. Payments will be withdrawn from family bank accounts or credit cards early on the following week.
Oakleigh State School OSHC is open to all primary school children and may be used on a permanent or casual basis.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
Childcare subsidy is a payment made to eligible families to assist with the cost of work or study related childcare, this is made directly to the service to reduce your fees.
Please contact Family Assistance Office (FAO) - telephone number: 136 150 to clarify your eligibility.
FAO provides families with a CCS assessment notice, which includes Customer reference numbers (CRN) that should be provided to Oakleigh State School OSHC in order to receive these benefits.
Only medication prescribed by a doctor will be allowed in Oakleigh
State School OSHC. Parents need to present OSHC with the following:
State School OSHC medication authority form
from the doctor
medication in the original package with a pharmacist's label stating the child's name, dosage, frequency of administration, date of dispensing and
the expiry date.
If your child/children are required to attend non-OSHC activities (i.e.
swimming, running club, band practice, young innovators program) while enrolled
at OSHC, please complete the Extra activity permission form available from the OSHC office.
Vacation Care program
Each school holiday OSHC runs a Vacation care program. A Vacation
care registration form must be completed for each Vacation care program
throughout the year. Every Vacation care program will be released to the OSHC webpage two
weeks prior to the commencement of each Vacation care period. All forms can be
downloaded and viewed from the links on this page.
the first week the program will be released and available for booking for Oakleigh
State School State School OSHC parents only, thus giving them one week priority
for bookings. During the following two weeks the booking will then open to
students from Oakleigh State School.
information, please read the Oakleigh
OSHC Parent Handbook (PDF, 265KB).