After School Care

After School Care

National Quality Standard

The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care, as well as outside school hours care services in Australia.

The NQS includes seven quality areas that are important outcomes for children. Services are assessed and rated by their regulatory authority against the NQS and given a rating for each of the seven quality areas and an overall rating based on these results.

In November 2022, the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre Outside School Hours Care services were assessed and rated as meeting National Quality Standard.

After School Care

Our licensed After School Care program welcomes all full-time primary school students from five to 12 years old.

The After School Care program runs Monday to Friday during school terms.

Please call 9729 3311 or email to speak with the team about the After School Care service.

Download our OSHC Parent Handbook for more information.

OSHC Parent Handbook

Enrolment information

Complete an Enrolment Form and Child Collection and Transportation Form to start your child’s enrolment process. These forms provide our team with important details about your child’s health, medical details, custody arrangements, emergency contacts and dietary requirements. HRCC abides by confidentiality regulations.

OSHC Enrolment and Transportation Form

Email with your completed forms or submit the forms in person to our friendly childcare staff at the centre. Please ensure that you include a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunisation record. Once your form has been received and assessed by the Childcare Supervisor, you will receive confirmation of your place in the program.  


To enrol your child in our After School Care program, a fee of $29 per child, per day, is required.

Important Information

Fees and Payments

Account statements will be sent to you monthly, at the end of school terms and at the end of school holidays. You can see your current balance and amounts due from the convenience of our parent app on your device.

You may pay any time by cash or card in person at the reception desk, or over the phone by credit card.

Your child’s place may be cancelled if your fees:

  • are more than three weeks overdue.
  • you have exceeded $250 balance (per child).
  • you have not made arrangements to pay.
  • or have not kept to arrangements made.
CCS (Child Care Subsidy)

You may be eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) which may reduce your fees. Apply for this payment through your MyGov account. Please complete this process before your child attends their first session, otherwise full fees may apply.

To link your approved funding with your enrolment, every enrolment form must have your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) for parent and child, as well as the date of birth for the parent and child. If you don’t provide this information, full fees may apply.

If you choose not to apply for CCS, or you don’t meet the residency requirements, full fees may apply.

Please remember, forms that you sign for the purposes of CCS are legal documents. We are asked to remind you that giving false information is a criminal offence. It is your responsibility to notify us if your circumstances change.

After School Care Collection and Pick-Ups

Our After School Care program operates from 2.45pm to 6pm. HRCC staff will pick-up children from Harvey Primary School and St Anne’s Primary School and deliver them to HRCC. Please collect your children by 6pm.

Fees may apply to late collections.

For your child’s safety and security, parents or authorised nominees must sign children in and out each day. 

Cancellation Policy

Please contact HRCC either by phone or using the parent app to let us know if your child is unable to attend their booked session.

Cancellations for After School Care must be advised before 12 noon on the day of attendance otherwise cancellation fees will apply.

Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs are welcome to attend the program. Please contact the Childcare Supervisor at least six weeks before your child will start attending the program so appropriate supervision can be arranged. HRCC staff will discuss our inclusion assessment procedure with you.

What to Bring

Children should bring a bag or backpack with:

  • Appropriate clothing.
  • Sneakers, or other comfortable, covered in shoes.
  • Hat.
  • Refillable drink bottle.
  • Please leave personal toys and games at home to help us encourage participation in the program.

Children will enjoy a variety of activities designed to engage interest and meet their developmental needs.

The balanced program includes indoor physical play, quiet and active times, individual, small group and large group times, time for individual staff/child interaction, group interests, and children’s special interests, and is flexible enough to allow for joyful spontaneity.

The weekly program is displayed in the OSHC room. Parents and caregivers are invited to input into program development, especially on multicultural issues, craft, excursions, and music. Any suggestions can be put into the Suggestions Box in the OSHC area or discussed directly with HRCC childcare staff.

Food and Nutrition

If your child has food allergies or special dietary requirements, please ensure you note these on your enrolment form and discuss them with HRCC childcare staff.

Afternoon tea is provided on After School Care days. Children will often be involved in preparing and cooking snacks as part of the planned activity program. The weekly snack menu is displayed on the notice board just inside the OSHC room.