St Nicholas OOSH
Catering to children aged 5 - 12 years, St Nicholas OOSH implements the My Time, Our Place Framework for School Age Care in Australia. As with all our OOSH services, St Nicholas OOSH Shortland focuses on a child’s learning and development within the context of their family and community, as we work together to help facilitate and provide the best possible start in life for each child.
At St Nicholas OOSH we provide children with an opportunity to take part in safe and meaningful social activities with their peers, while offering an environment where they can continue to develop and improve their communication and social skills while gaining cultural awareness.
Play and leisure activities provide opportunities for children to learn. When children are at play with other children they are able to create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings. St Nicholas OOSH acknowledges the importance of social and emotional development and communication in learning through play, and ensures that children within our care engage in quality experiences that promote rich learning as well as personal and interpersonal development, all whilst having fun.
Our educators at St Nicholas OOSH take on many roles in play and leisure activities with the children and use a range of approaches to enrich their development. The educators allow time and create spaces that encourage the children to explore, build relationships, solve problems, untap their imagination and creativity and construct. They also recognise spontaneous teachable moments as they occur, and use them to build on children’s experiences.
St Nicholas OOSH Shortland
St Nicholas OOSH Shortland is a 30-place service and provides before and after school care, as well as vacation care throughout the school holidays. The service has a number of spaces that encourage children to explore, build relationships, solve problems, create and construct. No matter what a child’s interests might be, St Nicholas OOSH Shortland has something for every child.
Vacation care at St Nicholas OOSH Shortland
At St Nicholas OOSH Shortland our vacation care program is full of many exciting activities which take place both in and out of the service. Our program is designed to keep children entertained and stimulated throughout the school holidays, while having lots of fun with their friends.
We offer a huge variety of engaging activities including crafts, sport, dance and games, while in the past we have visited Oakvale Farm, the cinema and Kavon Themed Restaurant.
Each day the children will find a new adventure and fun new theme, which we are sure that they will love. Our activities will help build your child’s independence and encourage new friendships to grow.
Enrolling at St Nicholas OOSH Shortland
If you would like more information about enrolling your child at St Nicholas OOSH Shortland, please fill out the contact form on this page and select Shortland as your centre of choice. A friendly member of our team of educators will get back to you as soon as possible.