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Join the After School Care Alliance

Is your school or after school care centre suffering from a shortage of places in after school care or from capacity constraints?

Leichhardt Council has founded the After School Care Alliance, a grouping of Councils, Out of School Hours Care providers and P&Cs, to create solutions to Sydney’s after school care crisis. The Alliance will bring school communities and after school care providers together to speak with one voice and take collective action. The NSW State Government can learn from the solutions adopted in other states and has a leadership role to play.

For inner city families facing astronomical housing costs, after school care is not a luxury but a necessity. Across Sydney more and more children are being turned away from after school care. Providers, parents and Councils have been crying out for assistance.

We’ve already heard from many OOSH providers who are eager to be part of the Alliance. Leichhardt Council invites all of the parties with an interest in after school care places to be a part of the After School Care Alliance.
Please ask your school, P&C or after school care provider to get involved in our Alliance’s campaign to make sure kids are not turned away. 

To join the Alliance and for further information, please phone 9367 9216.

Read further information about the After School Care Alliance

 

Local Area OOSH Updates

Leichhardt families are facing genuine challenges in accessing Out of School Hours Care. This is largely due to changing demographics in the Leichhardt local government area, more young families are moving into and/or staying in the area. In turn, this is placing pressure on existing services.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing data indicates that from 2006 to 2011 the number of families with children living in the Leichhardt local government area increased by 1,164. Over this period the number of children aged 5-14 years increased by nearly 1,000 (by more than 25%), to 4,488 children. We are experiencing baby and school aged children booms in Leichhardt.

Forums hosted by Council have highlighted a number of key issues that are impacting Outside of School Hours Care services such as limited space, long waiting lists and increasing demand.

Leichhardt Council is working to help local schools and Out of School Hours Care Services meet the needs of local families.

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OOSH Providers in the area

Below is a list of Out of School Hours Care (OOSH providers in the Leichhardt Local Government Area.
The services shown with ** also provide vacation care. 

KEY 

BSC = Before School Care 
ASC = After School Care 
VC = Vacation Care 

ANNANDALE AFTER SCHOOL CENTRE INC 

Annandale (South) Public School 
25 Johnston St, Annandale 
P: 9519 8180 
E: aasc@bigpond.com  
Co-ordinator: Martha Rochas 
BSC: 7.30am - 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm 

**ANNANDALE NORTH OOSH ASSOCIATION (ANOOSHCA)**

Annandale North Public School 
206 Johnston St, Annandale 
P: 9660 7024 
E: info@anooshca.com.au  
W: www.anooshca.com.au 
Co-ordinator: Kelsey Bourrelly 
BSC: 7.30am - 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm 
VC: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Vacation care for the Inner West

**BALMAIN EAST OOSH CARE** 

Nicholson St Public School 
Nicholson St, Balmain East 
P: 9810 3161 
F: 9810 4316 
E: besc@bescaftercare.com.au  
W: bescaftercare.com.au  
Co-ordinator: Elizabeth Shields
ASC: 2.30pm - 6.00pm
VC: 7.30am - 6.00pm 

CAMP AUSTRALIA 

Birchgrove Public School 
Birchgrove Rd, Birchgrove 
P: 0405 413 528  
E: nswbirchgrove@oshccampaustralia.com.au  
Co-ordinator: Shaila Quilling-Large
BSC: 7.00am - 9.00am
ASC: 2.30pm - 6.15pm 

EATON STREET CENTRE OOSH (NOW OFFERS VACATION CARE)

Balmain Public School 
1 Eaton St, Balmain 
P/F: 9818 1190 
E: care@eatonstreetcentre.com.au   
Director: Tracey Muccillo  
BSC: 7.30am - 9.30am
ASC: 2.30pm - 6.00pm 
VC: 7:30am - 6:00pm
BSC for Balmain Public School, Father John Therry Catholic School
ASC for Balmain Public School, Father John Therry Catholic School 

KEGWORTH OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS INC 

Kegworth Public School 
Cnr Tebbutt St & Lords Rd, Leichhardt 
P: 9568 2168 
M: 0415 856 558 
E: kegwort@bigpond.net.au  
W: www.kooshc.org.au
Co-ordinator: Maria Musumeci
BSC: 7.15am - 9.15am
ASC: 2.45pm - 6.00pm 

**LEICHHARDT OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS INC (LOOSH)**

Leichhardt Public School 
Cnr Norton St & Marion St, Leichhardt 
P/F: 9569 8005 
M: 0404 137 500 
E: loosh@hotkey.net.au  
Co-ordinator: Emily Hamilton 
BSC: 7.00am - 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm 
VC: 7.30am - 6.00pm 
BSC for Leichhardt Public School and St Fiacre’s Primary School
Vacation care for the Inner West 

**HELPING HANDS NETWORK** 

Orange Grove Public School 
Cnr Balmain Rd & Perry St, Lilyfield 
M:  
E: orangegrove@helpinghandsnetwork.com.au   
Co-ordinator: 
BSC: 7.00am - 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm 
VC: 7.00am - 6.00pm 

**ROZELLE OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE** 

Rozelle Public School 
663 Darling Street, Rozelle 
P/F: 9818 3472 
M: 0412 733 570 or 0414 752 431 
E: admin@rozelleoosh.com.au  
W: www.rozelleoosh.com.au  
Co-ordinators: Susan Rigg and Andrea Takoushis 
BSC: 7.15am - 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm 
VC: 7.30am - 6.00pm 

ST BRENDAN’S KIDS CARE INC 

St Brendan’s Primary School 
Rear of 49 Johnston St, Annandale 
P/F: 9565 5306 
E: admin@stbkc.com.au  
Co-ordinator: Rita Baira 
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm 

ST COLUMBA’S NORTH LEICHHARDT OSHC INC 

Operated by Early Achievers 
St Columba’s Primary School 
215 Elswick St, Leichhardt 
P: 9568 3133 
F: 9568 3134 
E: leichhardt@earlyachievers.com.au  
Co-ordinator: Maria Avati 
BSC: 7.30am - 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm

WHOOSH CARE (LEICHHARDT)

Leichhardt Town Hall
107 Norton St, Leichhardt (corner of Marion St)
P: 0422 576 470
E: info@whooshcare.com.au
Co-ordinator: Jocelyn Whisker
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm

WHOOSH CARE (ANNANDALE)

Annandale Community Centre
79 Johnston St Annandale
P: 0422 576 470
E: info@whooshcare.com.au 
Co-ordinator: Jocelyn Whisker
ASC: 3.00pm - 6.00pm

OOSH Services Around Leichhardt

CANTERBURY / BANKSTOWN
Campsie OSHC Centre

Cnr Harold & Evaline Sts,
Campsie NSW 2194
Ph: 0430 369 286

Canterbury South OSHC Centre

High Street,
Canterbury NSW 2193
Ph: 0434 829 822 

INNER WEST
Concord Out of School Hours Association

Concord Public School,
66 Burwood Road
Concord NSW 2137
Ph: (02) 9701 0921

Dobroyd Point OSHC Centre

Waratah Street,
Haberfield NSW 2045
Ph: 0415 983 385

Koala Kids OOSH - Homebush West

59 Arthur Street
Homebush West NSW 2140
Ph: 0405 334 148

Marie Bashir OSHC Centre

159 Albert Rd,
Strathfield, NSW, 2135
Ph: 0429 528 363

Mortlake OSHC Centre

Brays Road (15 Archer St),
Concord NSW 2137
Ph: 0425 372 857

St Joan of Arc OSHC Centre

88 Dalhousie St,
Haberfield NSW 2045
Ph: 0430 862 903

Taverners Hill OSHC Centre

Elswick Street,
Petersham NSW 2071
Ph: 0430 884 067

Tribe OOSH - St Peters

St Peters Public School,
Church St St Peters NSW 2044
Ph: 0402 709 240

Yeo Park OSHC Centre

Victoria Street,
Ashfield NSW 2045
Ph: 0425 323 079

SYDNEY CITY

Camp Australia - St Andrews Cathedral School OSHC

Sydney Square
George St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 1300 105 343 / 0420 315 766

Fort Street OSHClub

Fort Street Public School,
1 Upper Fort Street
Millers Point NSW 2000
Ph: (03) 8564 9000 / (02) 9247 2963

King George V OSHC

King George V Recreation Centre
Cumberland St
The Rocks NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9244 3616