About Us

Our Centre

Holy Spirit OSHC is a non for profit, community based centre that provides before and after school care for the children of Holy Spirit Primary School. Our Centre is managed and run by a Voluntary Parent Committee. We are an approved Centre, which gives parents the ability to access Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) as a fee reduction.

We provide a fun and interactive weekly program in a caring and nurturing environment.  Our team of dedicated staff  are experienced and passionate about working with children.

Before and After School Care

Opening Hours:

Our Before & After School Care operates Monday- Friday on school days, between the following hours:

Mornings: 7:00am-8:45am
Afternoons: 3:10pm-6:00pm

Vacation Care

During the school holidays we provide Vacation Care which caters for the children of Holy Spirit Primary School and the wider Ryde community. Vacation Care is packed with exciting activities that take place both in and out of the centre. Our program aims to keep your children entertained during the holidays and ensure that they are having lots of fun with their friends. View our Vacation Care pages for more info.

Opening Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Homework

The Centre will provide an environment where homework can be carried out if both child and parent wish this to happen. Staff are unable to ensure homework is commenced or completed.

Signing In and Out

At drop-off and pick-up, parents must sign their children “in” or “out” via the touchscreen provided. This is vital to the running of the Centre and for insurance reasons, but most importantly for the safety of the children. The Centre must be able to account for all children should an emergency arise.

Meals

During the School Term, breakfast is served between 7.30 and 7.45. Please ensure that your child arrives no later than 7:30am if they require breakfast.

Our afternoon tea is served straight after roll call. We serve a light nutritious meal each day.

No meals are provided during Vacation Care unless specified on the Vacation Care Program for that period.

Special Dietary Requirements

Our Centre ensures that all children with special dietary requirements are adequately catered for. We are a nut free centre and all appropriate measures are taken when preparing food for children with allergies. Our menu caters for vegetarian children and is both varied and nutritious.

Children with Special Needs

Our centre caters for children with special needs and is able to access Inclusion Support for these children in some situations.