At Hughes Out of School Hours Care (OSHC), Woden Community Service (WCS) provides quality before school care for children in Kindergarten to Year 6 and after school care for children in Preschool to Year 6. 

Hughes OSHC provides a play-based learning environment where children can exercise their social, emotional, physical and spiritual health domains to develop holistically in their social environment. Each morning and afternoon, we offer children a wide range of activities including art, physical activity, reading, games and cooking. These engage their creative and critical thinking skills while showing personal and social responsibility in a supportive and inclusive environment. Educators and children work collectively to solve real-life challenges and experience positive interactions as part of the wider school community.

Before School Care

Our Before School Care caters for children in Kindergarten to Year 6. We serve a nutritious breakfast and offer inside and outdoor activities to engage your child’s brain as they start their day.

The program operates out of the school hall. Our educators escort Kindergarten children to ‘lines’. All other children make their way from the hall to lines.

Juniors After School Care

Our Juniors After School Care program caters for children Preschool to year 1. We serve a nutritious snack for afternoon tea and offer an inclusive environment with a focus on building children’s social skills, resilience and connection to their world.

The program operates out of the community room and kitchen. Our educators collect children from the Preschool and the Kindergarten classroom.

Seniors After School Care

Our Seniors After School Care program caters for children in Year 2 to 6. We serve a nutritious snack for afternoon tea and offer an inclusive environment with a focus on building children’s social skills, resilience and sustainability. The program operates out of the the school hall.

Location, hours and contacts

Hughes Primary School, 10 Groom St. Hughes 

 

Service Hours Location Contacts
Before School Care 7.30am to 9am, Mon to Fri* School Hall 0472 820 867 

hughes@wcs.org.au

After School Care 3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri*
Junior After School Care 3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri* Community Kitchen 0476 817 749 

hughes@wcs.org.au

* Monday to Friday, ACT school terms, excluding public holidays

Fees

Out of School Hours Care fees

Permanent

Casual

After School Care

$33.50

$37.70

Before School Care

$24.05

$26.70

Holiday Program (if applicable)

$89.90 per day

Late Fees

$20 per every 15 minutes or part thereof, per child

Search Fee

$5 per child

Want to know more?

For information on how to enrol, see the Enrolments page. You can contact the team on 02 6147 3318 or email enrolments@wcs.org.au. Our Enrolments team is available Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm excluding Public Holidays and WCS shut down periods.

For more information about OSHC services, see the Parent_Handbook_-_OSHC_March_2021.

If any other questions, contact the team on 02 6234 6831 or email oshc@wcs.org.au

Registration, legal obligations and policies

All services are registered with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and work within the National Quality Framework and the Principles outlined Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place

The National Law and National Regulations outline our legal obligations and explain the powers and functions of the state and territory regulatory authorities and ACECQA. For more information, see: National Law and Regulations | ACECQA

WCS is approved to administer Child Care Subsidy payments.

WCS has established Corporate Policies and specific Children's Services Policies to guide our operations and ensure compliance with regulations and laws.

We are committed to the safety, care and wellbeing of all children who access our services. We will respond immediately when any issues arise and meet all reporting requirements.

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