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At Manly OOSH, we believe it is the right of every child to feel safe and cared for in the OOSH environment. We recognise PLAY as an important element in the development of children. We aim to provide a high quality service in a fun and safe environment where children have the opportunity to learn, explore, develop and be creative while fostering respect, self-esteem and the unique contribution of each individual.
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Daily Activities

MOOSH uses the My Time, Our Place framework for school age care to guide programs that provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop the foundations for future success. Working with the themes of Being, Belonging and Becoming MOOSH creates programs that aim to occupy, stimulate, extend and amuse. We provide a combination of planned and spontaneous activities both indoor and outdoor including crafts, sports, dramatic play, games, cooking and more. Provision is also made for those children who wish to do their homework, talk with educators, or just relax.

Vacation Care

Vacation Care is open from 7am-6pm during NSW school holidays and pupil free days (excluding public holidays and 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year’s). MOOSH has 100 children spread across two groups, onsite and excursion, and uses a maximum staff to child ratio of 1:15. Vacation care adopts the same morning and afternoon routines as term time and the current vacation care program will provide information on activities between 9am-3:15pm, as well as each activities location, method of transport and individual staff to child ratios based on the risk assessments. Vacation care places can be booked using the casual booking calendar on you online account or My Family Lounge mobile app.

After School Care

After School Care is open from 3:15pm – 6pm during NSW school terms (excluding public holidays). MOOSH has 120 children and uses a staff to child ratio of 1:15 onsite. From 3:15pm – 3:30pm children are signed in to MOOSH and join the group discussion. Optional afternoon tea is served daily from 3:30pm-4pm and includes a choice of vegetables and grain. From 3:45pm-5pm a choice of indoor and outdoor play is offered. At 5pm, the children help pack away and join in the group games until 6pm.

Before School Care

Before School Care is open from 7am – 9am in the MOOSH room during NSW school terms (excluding public holidays). MOOSH is licensed for 65 children and uses a staff to child ratio of 1:15 onsite. Optional breakfast is served daily from 7am – 8am and includes a choice of fruit, grain and dairy. From 7am-8:40am children have a choice of indoor and outdoor play. At 8:40am children help pack away before a group discussion and they are signed out by 9am.