Outside School Hours Care

Our aim at Whitsunday Anglican Outside School Hours Care is to provide a safe, relaxed and challenging environment to stimulate children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

We cater for students from Preparatory year and older and at Outside School Hours Care, we believe children should be allowed time for stimulating and unstructured play in a safe, warm and caring environment where they feel unique and have a sense of belonging. Every child should have the opportunity to learn and develop independence, responsibility and respect for themselves and others.

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It is our aim for children who attend to:

  • feel valued and cared for
  • be self-confident and independent
  • have high self-esteem
  • be socially competent
  • develop effective relationships
  • be able to communicate verbally and emotionally.

Outside School Hours Care offers opportunities to play with friends and toys, freedom to express feelings, and clear and reasonable expectations of behaviour. We help teach kindness and empathy, respect for others, their property and the environment and endeavour to build and maintain close parent and family relationships. Outside School Hours Care embraces diversity and cultural learning.

Care Facilities:

  • lots of room for noisy, active play
  • quiet places, to relax and rest, or to be alone
  • attractive displays of children’s creative artwork
  • an undercover play area
  • a playground for many different outdoor activities and places to explore alone and with friends
    multimedia equipment
  • a sandpit with shaded areas to play
  • a refrigerator for children’s afternoon tea

The staff believe that all children are individuals and develop at different levels. To encourage further growth and development, children will be exposed to a range of different learning experiences through both indoor and outdoor play.

Fees and Hours of operation


  • Before School Care: 7.30am – 8.00am: $5 per child– permanent and casual bookings
  • After School Care 3.00pm – 6.00pm: $25 per child– permanent and casual bookings
  • Emergency entry: $10 per child– for children not collected from the drop off area before 3.30pm and collected by 4:30pm otherwise session fees apply

* We are an Approved Service for Child Care Subsidy.

Afternoon tea is provided by the OSHC program and consists of various nutritional options. Water is always accessible and children are encouraged to drink regularly. Children must wash their hands before having afternoon tea and are taught hygiene, table manners and social etiquette.

Vacation Care

  • Full Day (10 hrs) 7.30am – 5.30pm: $55 per child – plus excursion costs

* We are an Approved Service for Child Care Subsidy.

Children are required to wear sun safe clothing (t-shirt and wide-brimmed hat) closed in shoes and sunscreen. Please bring your own lunch, morning and afternoon tea and snacks.