Community OOSH Services was established in 2005 to meet the desperate need for quality childcare in the Coffs Harbour region. We hold true to our philosophy that :
“Good childcare should be exciting, fun, interactive and more than just babysitting.”
Co-ordinators, Katrina Adams and David Bourke have a wealth of experience in Childcare systems spanning more than two decades. Both are committed to working to bring National Childcare Accreditation Council Quality Assurance standards to their services.
Katrina was the pioneer coordinator of the OOSH systems in Coffs Harbour and has continued coordinating and administering them for the past 20 years. She has also done consultancy work with Network of Community Activities and the National Child Accreditation Council.
David whilst being a Primary Teacher for 25 years, has had extensive experience owning and running Long Day Care Centres and After School and Vacation Care programs with his wife Leanne, as well as consulting work with the National Childcare Accreditation Council.
WHY CHOOSE “COMMUNITY OOSH SERVICES”
There are OOSHES and then there are OOSHES !!!
Childcare is a profession! We take it seriously. The childcare fees you pay go directly to the provision of fantastic resources and play spaces for your children and to the wages of quality staff to provide care and interactions with them. Our OOSH centres do not have to support any administrative Hierarchies, Advisors or C.E.O’s sitting in offices in other regions.
90% of our staff are infants/primary trained teachers. Our programs are professionally designed for all developmental needs, BUT, hey, it’s after school or holidays, so we have FUN !
The foundation staff have over 25 years’ experience in dealing with the expanding needs of infants and primary school aged children, and our business is ensuring that your kids are.............safe, stimulated and satisfied!
We proudly offer the following services to our community.
Before School Care
The official time for playground supervision by most schools is 8.40 am. We provide safe, supervised care between the hours of 6.30 am and 9.00am, whereby children can be given breakfast and be actively engaged in activities and then safely transported to school before bell time.
Cost: $2.14 minimum - $11.75 max, dependent on individual CCB % eligibility. Bus transport included.
After School Care
Providing safe, supervised care from 2.45pm to 6.00pm. Children will be collected from school by our staff and then safely transported to their Centre in our own bus where they will be then actively engaged in structured crafts, games and sporting activities, as well as having free play time with friends.
Our Vacation Care program is a supervised care and recreational holiday program including activities, excursions and theme days available during School Holidays and Pupil Free Days. Children are required to provide their own lunch, morning and afternoon tea as well as wet weather gear, swimmers, hats and sunscreen. Vacation Care Programs are available 4 weeks prior to the commencement of School Holidays and are available to download from News. Bookings for Vacation Care are open 3 weeks prior to the commencement of each School Holiday period.
Cost: $1.58 minimum - $40.00 max, dependent on individual CCB% eligibility with some additional excursion costs depending on venue.
A supervised work session in a small group situation where children's specific homework tasks are addressed and completed under the watchful supervision of trained staff whereby assistance and guidance can be provided.
Cost: FREE to all children enrolled in After School Care upon parental request.