Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

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This service provides education and care for Primary school children outside of scheduled school hours, and possibly student-free days.

OSHC is an education and care service that supports children to:

  • engage in play and leisure activities
  • learn new skills to further their development
  • build relationships with educators in a community that is connected to, but separate from, the school community


OSHC locations are usually located at or close to primary schools, but can also be at locations such as:

  • community centres
  • halls
  • neighbourhood houses
  • recreation centres


Hours will vary depending on community needs, generally operating on weekdays as:

  • before school care, 7am—8.45am (or until school start time)
  • after school care (including if school finishes early), 3.30pm—6pm (or from school finish time)
  • vacation care (during school holidays), 7am—6pm.

Find out more information about outside school care and how to find outside school hours locations.

More information

Families, Youth and Children
OSHC Resource Officer
Phone: (03) 8470 8927
Email: OSHC@darebin.vic.gov.au