OOSH - CHILD CARE

OOSHCare Wallsend is operated within the grounds of St Patrick's Primary School and is run by Mrs Angelique Shorten.

Hours of operation are from 7am to 8.30am and 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday during school terms. We are a Registered Child Care Provider. Before commencing OOSH, all families must complete an enrolment form. Only those children attending St Patrick's Primary School attend OOSHCare Wallsend.

Our standards, goals and high quality care and education provided by our staff is an ever evolving process to meet the needs of all children in accordance with the National Quality Standards and My Time Our Place (the framework for school aged children in Australia).

It is our belief that children thrive when they are provided with a safe and nurturing environment that encourages individuality, exploration and creativity - which is what we strive for in our program. We feel that children learn best when surrounded by staff that are sensitive to each child being unique and special individuals who deserve to feel loved, cared for and respected. Our service supports the encouragement and participation of parents, guardians and other relevant community members.

Enrolment Information

We welcome all our new and returning families for OOSHCARE. At St Patrick’s OOSHCARE, we desire to make a difference in the lives of your children, your family and the wider community. As a staff, we are committed to a positive environment in which everyone may experience a sense of being and belonging. We value inclusive practices and behaviours, learning through play, cultural representation and supporting and promoting the wellbeing of all children.

Please follow the download link to access the OOSH enrolment package. All sections of these forms need to be completed. Please return this form to Wallsend OOSHcare staff and bring copies of:

  • birth certificate
  • immunisation record or immunisation exemption certificate
  • custody orders (where applicable)
  • medical management plan (where applicable)
  • annual family registration fee (cash or cheque payable to OOSH care PTY LTD)                            

For questions/session requests please call 0400244272.

Information for Parents

OOSH service operates from the school hall for both Before and After School Care.

Our current fee structure and booking system is being reviewed and information will be forwarded to all families wishing to access both Before and After School Care.

Our service is approved for 60 places for Before School Care daily and 60 places for After School Care daily.

Operating Information

St Patrick’s OOSHCARE does not operate on Pupil Free days.

Vacation Care is available at OOSHCARE St Benedict’s Primary School, Edgeworth.

Operating Hours: School Terms - Monday to Friday

Before School Care: 7.00am – 8.30am (staff are available to assist families till 9.00am)

After School Care: 3.00pm – 6.00pm (staff are available from 2.30pm)

Director: Kate Brett

Nominated Supervisor: Angelique Shorten

Supervisor/Educational Leader: Alannah Frost

Contact Number: 0400 244 272         

Email: stpatricks@ooshcare.com

We value the trust you put in us to care and support your beautiful children. We look forward to being part of your children’s primary school journey.

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