Before and after school care

Helping Hands Network is a leading provider of Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) in Australia. At many of our partner schools, we also offer adventure-packed Vacation Care programs during the school holidays.

Each of our services offer children a stimulating environment that promotes positive attitudes, personal growth, high self-esteem and respect for others. Whether your child attends every day or only once in a while, Helping Hands Network will always ensure that your child is safe, cared for and most of all has fun! During Before and After School Care, your child will also enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast and afternoon tea every day.

What happens at Helping Hands Network?

Before and after a structured day at school, it is important for children to have the chance to relax and participate in activities they enjoy. That’s why we provide a selection of planned and free play activities, offering children plenty of choice. The experiences we offer teach children a variety of skills, through planned activities that are guided by the National Quality Framework.

Children are also given the opportunity to relax and play with their friends – and just be children! The environments are set up in an engaging and interactive way to ensure children have access to ample resources, such as art and craft materials, sports equipment, board games and much more.

Activities children love

We offer a diverse range of activities during Before and After School Care because we know that every child has their own idea of fun, including:

  • Arts, crafts & construction zones
  • Drama & dress up play
  • Dramatic play, dress-up area
  • Board games
  • Quiet reading corners and Homework clubs
  • Environmental and sustainability activities – e.g. veggie gardens and environmental learning
  • Cooking clubs
  • Music & dance parties
  • Group games
  • Sports, outdoors & playground play
How to enrol

Enrolment is easy and completely free. We don’t charge any annual registration fees.

Click here to create an account and complete our online enrolment form. Select the Helping Hands Network service for your child’s school and enter any required information into the relevant fields. Once enrolled, booking sessions through the Parent portal is simple!

An online enrolment form must be completed before your child can attend the service. If your family details or emergency contacts change, please update them through our website so that our records remain current.

For more info see our Family Handbook.

We look forward to seeing you and your child at one of our Helping Hands Network services!

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