WCS provides a range of services at Lyons Early Childhood School.  

  • Lyons Early Learning Centre provides high quality early education and care for children from birth to 5 years.  
  • Lyons Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) provides before/after school care and school holiday care for Preschool to Year 2. 

Lyons Early Learning Centre

Lyons Early Learning Centre provides high quality early education and care for children from birth to 5 years. For more information, see the separate page: Lyons Early Learning Centre.

Out of School Hours Care

Our OSHC educators provide a program that combines leisure and learning with a focus that allows children to explore their individual interests. The environment is safe and secure and children are encouraged to use play-based learning to investigate the world around them.

School Holiday Program

Our service at Lyons Early Childhood School also provides a school holiday program, only available for children attending Lyons Early Childhood School

Bookings for Spring School Holiday Program open at 10am on Monday 21st August 2023.

Location, hours and contacts

38 Tarraleah Cres, Lyons  



Service Hours Contacts
Early Learning Centre 7.30am to 6pm, Mon to Fri Lyons Manager
02 6142 0054
Before School Care 7.30am to 9am, Mon to Fri* Lyons OSHC coordinator
0437 112 788
After School Care 3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri*
School Holiday Program 8am to 6pm, Mon to Fri#

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


Early Learning Centre fees

*Effective 7th August 2023

Tatham and Bodalla rooms (LDC)

$154.98 per day

Tatham and Bodalla rooms (LDC) - Casual

$159.98 per day

Tathra and Anuna rooms (LDC)

$149.98 per day

Tathra and Anuna rooms (LDC) - Casual

$154.98 per day

Out of School Hours Care fees

*Effective 7th August 2023

Before School Care - Permanent

$27.43 per day

Before School Care - Casual

$30.29 per day

After School Care - Permanent

$38.02 per day

After School Care - Casual

$42.76 per day

Holiday Program (Non Excursion Days)

$92.60 per day

Holiday Program (Excursion Days)

$102.60 per day

Late booking fee SHP - booked within 7 day prior notice period

$5 per day, per child

Late Fees

$20.00 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 - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm and Fridays 9:30am - 4:30pm excluding Public Holidays and WCS shut down periods.

For more information about OSHC services, see the Family Handbook - Out of School Hours Care.

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.