Woden Community Service (WCS) provides quality before school, after school and school holiday programs for children in Preschool to Year 6 at Margaret Hendry School, in Taylor.

We believe that each child has unique interests, strengths and abilities. We understand that children are capable and active contributors to their learning and have created an environment that supports growth, learning and development. Our program offers flexible indoor and outdoor experiences that help support and foster the different needs of children. Our educators aim to develop secure, respectful relationships with children and their families, to encourage a sense of belonging in our service. We also encourage children to develop positive peer relationships that foster their sense of well-being at the service.

Before School Care

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 children in Preschool and Kindergarten to their classroom, while all other children make their own way to their room.

After School Care

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. Children can participate in leisure and recreation activities such as art, games, gardening, cooking, drama and more.

The program operates out of the school hall. Our educators escort children in Preschool and Kindergarten from their classroom to the hall.

School Holiday Program

Our service at Margaret Hendry provides a school holiday program for children in Preschool to Year 6. During school holidays, we provide a blend of excursions, incursions and in-service activities. This caters for all families and mimics a home like environment. We serve a nutritious snack for afternoon tea and ask families to provide morning tea and lunch for their child.

The educational program and list of activities offered are available on the Monday of week 6 of each school term.

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

Location, hours and contacts

100 Sutherland Cres, Taylor 



Service Hours Location Contact
Before School Care 7am to 9am, Mon to Fri* Community Hub 0436 816 250 


After School Care 3pm to 6pm, Mon to Fri*
School Holiday Program 7am to 6pm, Mon to Fri#

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


Out of School Hours Care fees



After School Care



Before School Care



Excursion Days

Non Excursion Days

School Holiday Program

$102.60 per day

$92.60 per day

Late SHP Booking Fees - booked within 7 day prior notice period

$5 per child, per day

Late Fee

$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 - 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.