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Welcome to OSHC

Mrs Lana Schwigtenberg - OSHC Coordinator

We would like to warmly welcome all of our families to OSHC for 2021. We have been enjoying getting to know you all and helping our new children settle into our OSHC family and familiarise themselves with our routines. We offer many experiences for your children to participate in daily, these activities stem from the children’s interests, needs and ideas. The children are actively involved in creating our programme. They do this in many ways including adding their ideas to the suggestion box, talking with educators, group discussions and surveying one another. It is important for children to be actively involved in creating their environments as they learn skills such as collaboration, negotiating and decision making.

Some of the activities the children have been involved in this term include, painting, water beads, exploring playdough, table tennis, Lego, blocks, puzzles, board games, colouring in, playing in home corner, basketball, soccer and hula hoops as well as caring for our garden. All of these activities are not only fun but are valuable learning opportunities for the children. As children play they are being creative, using their imagination, learning to share, turn take, resolve conflicts, develop their dexterity, physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. It is through play children develop the skills to engage and interact in the world around them.

Food at OSHC

Currently the OSHC Centre is not providing food. Please pack breakfast each morning and afternoon tea for children to have in the afternoon at OSHC.

Vacation Care

Our Vacation Care Programme is always very popular and the children have an absolute blast when they are here. We have lots of activities planned for the upcoming April School Holiday period into which the children have had lots of input. Please note Children in Prep are able to attend on the same days they currently attend Prep only. The Vacation Care Programme will be emailed out this week and parents will be able to book online through Trybookings. The email will contain the programme and steps of how to book and when the bookings will be open.

We have made some changes to the way in which we charge for extra activities. The days which we charge an extra fee instead of charging our families separately we will be combining the extra charge to the daily fee. This change will enable the Child Care Subsidy to be applied to both your daily fee and the activity fee. Please note that to claim your Child Care Subsidy you must have applied for this through Centrelink. If you have any questions regarding these changes or would like information on how to set up your Child Care Subsidy please contact the OSHC Coordinator: Lana Schwigtenberg by phone 4627 2990ext #2 or via email atoshc@stpeters.nsw.edu.au

No Hat No Play

Children are required to bring a hat from home to play outside at OSHC.

Please note that children are unable to wear their walking hats or use their class play hats.


Please remember if you need to cancel your child’s booking you must contact the OSHC Centre by 4:00pm the day prior for Before School Care bookings, or by 9:00am the day of your After School Care bookings. If cancellations aren't received by these times you will be charged the daily fee.

You contact the OSHC Centre by phone 4627 2990 ext #2 or via email at oshc@stpeters.nsw.edu.au

Late Pick Up Fees

Please note the OSHC Centre closes at 6:00pm. There is a late fee payable if children are not collected by this time.


We welcome your feedback. Your ideas, thoughts and suggestions are important to us and help us to create a quality service for you and your children. You can do this by having a chat with us, or via email at oshc@stpeters.nsw.edu.au


Operation Christmas Child

Annually St. Peter’s OSHC work with the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Organisation. This is such a rewarding experience for the children, they develop an understanding that they are able to assist others in need. We have been overwhelmed in the past with our family’s support and generosity which enabled us to generously pack 24 shoe boxes and send the off to children in need. We will be continuing to work with the organisation again this year. Information on this will be sent home with the children next week. If you have any questions, please speak with Mrs. Lana Schwigtenberg.

Loose Parts Play

Loose parts play involves using a wide selection of everyday objects and materials to create, build, invent and experiment with. Loose parts play has many benefits including; developing imagination, creativity, physical health, fine and gross motor skills, behaviour, cooperation, team work and concentration.

We are in need of your help!!! 

We would be extremely grateful if you could search your home and or business for any unused objects or materials to donate for loose parts play. The great thing about loose parts play is that it involves upcycling and recycling objects so basically anything goes.  These items can include boxes, buttons, bottle lids, corks, material off cuts, nuts and bolts, kitchenware. The only thing we ask is that objects have not contained nut products or any chemicals. We also are unable to accept egg cartons and toilet rolls. 

These might seem to be unusual play items, but they can be used in endless different ways, allowing children to create and make anything from a racing car, a robot, a machine invention, a palace or a cubby house. 

If you able to donate any items please see one of the OSHC staff.

OSHC Policy & Procedure Review

St. Peter’s OSHC Centre review and update our policies regularly to ensure we remain current with the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and the Education and Care Services National Law 2010.

During Term 1, the following OSHC policies will be reviewed:

- Prescribed Information required to be displayed

- Administration of First Aid

- Administration of Medication

- Child Safe Environment

- Evacuation Procedure

- Infectious Diseases 

If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact:

Lana Schwigtenberg – OSHC Coordinator at the OSHC email: OSHC@stpeters.nsw.edu.au

Meet Our OSHC Staff For 2021