Gladesville Out of School Hours Inc.

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Welcome to Gladesville Out Of School Hours (GOOSH) 

We are an accredited non-profit centre, which has been community-based for over 40 years. GOOSH is located on the grounds of Gladesville Public School, providing recreation and care for children from kindergarten to year six. We are licensed for 142 Children for both Before School Care and After School Care.  

Our Centre Philosophy:

We acknowledge that the period of childhood is a valuable and unique stage of life. We also acknowledge that play provides “opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine” (My Time Our Place, 2011. P11). Therefore, play-based learning is heavily embedded into our service practices.

We aim to create an inclusive vibrant & flexible environment that offers acceptance, support and respect, so as to nurture the development and care of each and every child. We recognise our growing communities wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds and as such, welcome these into our service, encouraging them to be open in sharing their traditions and values with us.

We aim to be supportive towards our families and respect open communication and good relationships between parents, educators, children, management and the community. We are constantly striving to improve our service to be the best we possibly can be; therefore, we value our ongoing parent feedback and suggestions.

Our qualified and experienced educators are committed to providing an age appropriate and fun program, which encourages children to grow and develop new skills, confidence and independence. Children are also heavily involved in the programming process, as they contribute their ideas, suggestions and feedback.

Our educators endeavour to build and form positive relationships and interactions with all children, to enable them to feel and create a greater sense of being, belonging and becoming within our service.

Reviewed and Updated: 30th May 2018

Hours of operation:

Before School Care 7:00am – 9:10am

After School Care 3:10pm – 6:15pm

Vacation Care 7:00am – 6:15pm

ABN: 15 687 521 483