Catholic Out of School Hours Care

Catholic Out of School Hours Care (COSHC) offer a vibrant, friendly and caring environment for families in need of convenient before* and after school care or vacation care.


Our COSHC centres operate within the safety and convenience of selected Diocesan primary schools for children in Years K-6.

Various activities are available for the children at our centres ranging from craft, games, puzzles, cooking, dramatic play, construction and outdoor play. Children are encouraged to use their time with us to complete any homework, but as a recreationally based environment we are focused on offering the children the all important balance they need with fun and positive social interaction!


*before school care where available

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Additional Services

 

OUT OF HOURS CARE

COSHC offers before* and after school care during school terms for primary school aged children (Years K-6) in an environment that fully supports the Catholic ethos and the mission of the Catholic Church.

PUPIL FREE DAYS

On pupil free days, our centres may offer all day care. Booking is essential and we recommend you confirm your booking as early as possible for pupil free days.

VACATION CARE

Vacation care is offered during school holidays at selected centres. Vacation Care is booked separately from Before School Care and After School Care and families new to COSHC are welcome to apply.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Each COSHC is different in terms of how many spaces are available. Should you require information on availability of spaces please, discuss with the specific COSHC you are interested in.

We recommended you register your child early to avoid disappointment. Parents with Kindergarten children should register for COSHC once their enrolment at the school is confirmed.

If positions are available, we can provide a place for your child and may provide emergency care for families on short notice.

Our centres are approved services for the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) providing fee reductions and rebates to eligible families.

COSHC employs qualified and experienced staff. COSHC staff are committed to and supported in their ongoing professional development and industry specific training to enhance their provision of quality care.

All COSHC services abide by the policies and procedures of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.

COSHC specific policies and procedures supporting the provision of quality care are also in place across all our Catholic Out of School Hours Care services, including:

  • Absent and Missing Children Policy
  • Acceptable Use of ICT Policy
  • Accident and Incident Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Arrivals, Departures and Access Policy
  • Behaviour Management Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Complaint Handling Policy
  • Critical Incident Management Policy
  • Emergency and Evacuation Policy
  • Enrolment and Orientation Policy
  • Fee Policy
  • Fee Schedules (Centre specific)
  • Food and Nutrition Policy
  • Hazardous Materials in Schools Policy
  • Late Pick Up Policy
  • Locating Absent and Missing Children Procedure (Centre Specific)
  • Medication Policy
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Privacy Information Policy
  • School Excursion Policy
  • Sun Protection Policy
  • Toileting Procedure (Centre Specific)

For a copy of any COSHC policies and procedures please contact the COSHC Supervisor.

Each COSHC offers a range of child focused activities, both programmed and free play, for children of all primary school ages to participate in such as:

  • outdoor play – team sports, group games and free choice activities
  • physical activity – dancing, indoor and outdoor play
  • craft
  • cooking
  • board games
  • dramatic play
  • construction
  • reading
  • free play activities

Yes – given the variety of activities the children can participate in there is always something for the children to enjoy, indoors or outdoors.

Specific areas are designated for homework, and whilst completing homework is not compulsory, children will be encouraged to complete homework at COSHC, dependent upon family needs.

Yes - a wide brimmed or bucket style hat for outdoor play. Other than this, children are not required to bring anything to care.

An enrolment fee is due for payment prior to commencement at the centre. A statement is issued on Monday each fortnight for payment by the close of business Friday the following week.

Also see: Am I able to claim any child care benefits and rebates?

Our COSHC services are Child Care Benefit approved and Child Care Rebate approved. All Benefits and Rebates are approved and calculated by the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

The parent or carer registered for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate must be the 'Account Holder' with COSHC and needs to provide the relevant COSHC centre with the correct Customer Reference Number (CRN) and date of birth for:

  • The parent/carer; and
  • Each child attending COSHC (there is a separate CRN for each child).

The means-tested Child Care Benefit, where eligible, will be paid direct to the COSHC to reduce the weekly fee. This depends on correct information being provided to the COSHC service.

The parent's/carer's Child Care Rebate may now also be paid fortnightly to the COSHC to further reduce the weekly fee.

For more information on Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Child Care Rebates (CCR) and eligibility, please visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/

Breakfast is provided each day in centres open for before school care; times will vary between individual centres. Afternoon tea snack is provided.

Please inform your COSHC in advance if your child has any special dietary needs or requirements.

Notify the centre by phone as soon as possible and advise staff of your expected arrival time so preparations can be made for your child and our staff. Please note there is a Late Pick up Policy that includes a late pick up fee.

Parents and carers nominate in advance authorised people to have permission to collect their children and as emergency contacts if parents/carers cannot be contacted. These authorised people are listed on the child’s Enrolment form and can be updated by the parent/carer at any time in writing.

Authorised people must be 16 years of age or over and supply suitable photo ID.

Yes, if your child has a particular food intolerance, or special allergy requirement, please discuss and inform your COSHC. Should they require a specific range of products, you may be required to supply specific foods.  Every effort will be made to ensure your child is catered for in an inclusive manner. Changes to your child’s food or allergy requirements will need to be made in writing.


Anaphylactic Response

If your child has been diagnosed with a life threatening allergic reaction, please provide the centre with a letter form the doctor with instruction on the procedures for the appropriate emergency response. Families are to provide medication, with written authorisation and are responsible for monitoring the ‘use by date’ on medication.

Vacation care is offered at selected COSHC services based on a centralised approach aimed at providing a cost effective service that will meet the needs of families at all COSHC services. Programs and fees for each holiday are available through the individual services.

Payment and booking is required in advance to secure your child’s position at vacation care.

All children booked for excursion days are taken on the excursion. Other COSHC services may be able to offer alternative care for the day if the parent/carer requires this and if the COSHC is notified at the time of booking.

Parents/carers are responsible for dropping off and picking up children from the alternative service.

Find a COSHC

General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

155 Reservoir Rd, Blacktown NSW 2148
p 0419 554 302
e COSHCStMichaelsBlacktown@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care $17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

51 - 59 Allawah St, Blacktown NSW 2148
p 0408 835 838
e COSHCStPatricksBlacktown@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

40 Harrington Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2148
p 0408 499 219
e COSHCStAngelas@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$18 
Before School Care - Casual $20
After School Care $25
After School Care - Casual $27
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 2:45pm to 6:15pm

Contact details

357 Old Northern Rd, Castle Hill NSW 2154
p 0408 582 535
e COSHCStBernadettesCastleHill@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$18
Before School Care - Casual $20
After School Care $25
After School Care - Casual $27
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 9:00am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

Cox Cres, Dundas Valley NSW 2117
p 0419 115 221
e COSHCStBernadettesDundas@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

17 Troy St, Emu Plains NSW 2750
p 0417 886 548
e COSHCOLOWEmuPlains@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:45am
Afternoon 2:55pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

46 Levy Street (Entry - King St for B & A) Glenbrook NSW 2773
p 0419 332 512
e coshcstfinbarsglenbrook@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

1 Stone St, Glendenning NSW 2761
p 0438 108 543
e coshcstfrancisofassisi@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

34 - 38 William Howell Dr, Glenmore Park  NSW 2745
p 0409 133 213
e COSHCBethany@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$18
Before School Care - Casual $20
After School Care $25
After School Care - Casual $27
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

49 Meurants Lane, Glenwood NSW 2768
p 0418 115 483
e coshcholycrossglenwood@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$18
Before School Care - Casual $20
After School Care $25
After School Care - Casual $27
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

33 Wigram Street, Harris Park NSW
p 0427 665 715
e COSHCStOliversHarrisPark@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

36 Breakfast Rd, Marayong NSW 2148
p 0427 775 649
e coshcstandrewsmarayong@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 9:00am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Contact details

25 Nelson Street, Mt Druitt Sth NSW 2770
p 0429 110 156
e COSHCsacredheartmtdruitt@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$16 
Before School Care - Casual $18
After School Care $22
After School Care - Casual $24
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

10 Daking St, Nth Parramatta NSW 2151
p 0429 990 179
e COSHCStMonicasParra@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

2 Statham Ave, Nth Rocks NSW 2151
p 0427 332 364
e coshcchristthekingnorthrocks@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

36 Higgins St, Penrith NSW 2750
p 0418 260 386
e COSHCStNicholasPenrith@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 9:00am
Afternoon 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Contact details

134 Hyatts Road, Plumpton NSW 2761
p 0409 121 980
e COSHCGoodShepherd@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care  $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

125 Barnier Drive, Quakers Hill NSW 2763
p 0417 203 333
e COSHCMaryImmaculate@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

78 Alex Avenue, Schofields NSW 2762
p 0400 468 599
e COSHCStJosephsSchofields@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:30am to 8:30am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

160 Perfection Ave, Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768
p 0438 228 271
e coshcjohnxxiiistanhope@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$18
Before School Care - Casual $20
After School Care $25
After School Care - Casual $27
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day (Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 9:00am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Contact details

4 Bennett St (Entry - Smith St for B & A), Wentworthville NSW 2145
p 0409 361 929
e coshcolmcwentworthville@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 2:45pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

Darcy Rd, Westmead NSW 2145
p 0418 153 894
e COSHCMotherTeresaWestmead@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50
Vacation Care $50 per day Excursions +$20 and Incursions +$5)


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 7:00am to 9:00am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

12 Ralph St, Westmead NSW 2145
p 0418 280 811
e COSHCSacredHeartWestmead@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

12 Tebbutt St, Windsor NSW 2756
p 0418 170 921
e COSHCStMatthewsWindsor@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.


General Information

Contact

Opening Hours

Morning 6:45am to 8:45am
Afternoon 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Contact details

44 Buckleys Rd, Winston Hills  NSW  2153
p 0429 017 382
e coshcstpaulwinstonhills@parra.catholic.edu.au


Fees
Before School Care
$17
Before School Care - Casual $19
After School Care $23
After School Care - Casual $25
Pupil Free Day $50


Register today


Please download, complete and return the COSHC enrolment form to the centre. A COSHC Supervisor will contact you within two working days to confirm your child’s place, which is subject to availability.