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ELTHAM College provides a high quality Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Program for students within our school.

Before and After School Care Programs (OSHC), which compliment student's development in school, are provided for students during the school term from Monday to Friday. This is excluding public holidays and student free days for school aged children. 

The programs are operated by qualified staff and the students are escorted to and from their classrooms. 

OSHC Program Times: 7.15am – 8.45am and 3.15pm – 6.30pm 

Nurturing your child's development

The OSHC Program is set up with many different activity stations to allow your child to freely enjoy different types of play experiences. Activities are developmentally appropriate and assist in the creative and physical development of our students. These include: 

  • dramatic play 
  • create 
  • draw and paint 
  • puzzles and board games 
  • music area 
  • sensory table 
  • relaxation area 
  • indoor and outdoor group games 
  • fully fenced playground 
  • active play 
  • sport 

Activities are intentionally planned to enhance your child’s development in fine and gross motor physical skills, social and emotional skills, language and speech development, cognitive (thinking) skills and life (including cooking) skills. 

Questions and feedback 

Our educator’s welcome regular communication with parents, and suggestions or feedback regarding the programmed activities.  

Looking for information about our Holiday Program?

Visit our Holiday Program website for details.

OSHC Fees and payment

Before School Care Fees 
Permanent bookings: $14.00 per child per session 
Casual bookings: $19.00 per child per session 

After School Care Fees 
Permanent bookings: $22.00 per child per session 
Casual bookings: $27.00 per child per session 

ASC and BSC fees are paid on a weekly or fortnightly basis through Debit Success. A direct debit form must be completed prior to confirmation of place.  

ELTHAM College OSHC is an approved Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Service. The CCS is a government subsidy that offers different levels of financial assistance to Australian families to help cover the cost of childcare. It is available to eligible parents to help with the out-of-pocket expenses for students attending our programs. The CCS is paid directly to the service. 

Is Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) available for Senior School students?

Year 7 – 9

Our Extended Hours program helps meet our goal to be a family friendly school. The DD Davey Library is open from 8.00am – 4.30pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 8.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday and Thursday (Study Nights). 

Students may do private study or attend approved school activities before or after school. Students are not directly supervised; however, Library staff members are present at all times. The Extended Hours program is provided free of charge. 

Year 10 – 12

Senior students may use sections of the Senior School building, Amplify space, quiet study studio, DD Davey Library and approved specialist curriculum facilities from 8.00am and after school until 4.30pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

Study Nights are held in the DD Davey Library on Tuesday and Thursday until 6.00pm and provide students with a dedicated space to study.   

OSHC out of hours school care programs

Contact OSHC at ELTHAM College

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Out of School Hours Care service.

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