Campbell Street Uniting Outside School Hours Care

Child care
Out of school hours care
Vacation care

Campbell Street provides out of school care at the Campbell Street Primary School from Monday through to Friday, 7:00am to 5:30pm, as well as vacation care. Using the Reggio Emilia approach, your child will gain confidence through learning and play at our conveniently located kindergarten.

We offer before school care, after school care and vacation care for children up to 12 years of age. With a strong focus on preparing them for life’s challenges and adulthood.

We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach that honours children as strong, competent and capable citizens who are full of wonder and curiosity to learn. Capable of creating their own ways of learning through play, children explore a variety of hands-on learning experiences

Reggio Emilia

We use the Reggio Emilia approach that honours children as strong, competent and capable citizens who are full of wonder and curiosity to learn.

Children have a natural drive that makes them want to understand and know about the world around them and how this world relates to them. Capable of creating their own ways of learning through play, children explore a variety of hands-on-learning experiences at our early learning centre.

We create the spaces that allow children to fulfil this potential through play-based activities that are shaped for each child’s needs and level of development. Children are given time to learn, explore, and then return to a focus of interest as needed.

It is an approach based on listening rather than talking; where doubt and amazement are welcome factors along with inquiry.


Our spacious and engaging outdoor areas provide boundless opportunities for play-based activities that encourage the physical and social development of children. All equipment and natural features are safe, and our recycling area helps to plant the seed of environmental awareness and sustainability.

Our early learning centre features:

  • Planned and intentional indoor spaces
  • Large outdoor space
  • Sandpit
  • Mud pit
  • Trees and natural shade
  • Gardening beds
  • Shade sail
  • Play area with climbing equipment
  • Swings
  • Recycling area to encourage sustainability and caring for the environment
  • Gross motor play equipment for activities such as climbing, skipping, throwing and catching
Learning Experiences

Children enjoy learning from a combination of organised play-based activities and programs and are also encouraged to pursue their own interests in our well-equipped spaces. We often engage with community members and organisations to support our topics of learning, such as sustainable practises, with real-world examples.

At our early learning centre:

  • We encourage recycling
  • We recycle water
  • We promote sustainable living and encourage children to develop everyday sustainable practises

We enjoy excursions:

  • The Museum
  • The Botanical Gardens
  • Parks
  • State library
  • Fruit farms
  • Sporting, gymnastic and play centres
  • School functions

We enjoy visits and guest speakers who educate and entertain us such as:

  • Pet care
  • Music and Dance workshops
  • Puppets
  • Science and maths workshops
  • Santa with an empty sack
  • Cultural visitors
  • Aboriginal artist
Health and wellbeing

We focus on empowering children to make healthy choices by offering lessons on nutrition, food safety, and cuisines from other cultures. Children are involved in the growth and preparation of our home-grown produce to encourage sustainable living and are encouraged to put healthy eating habits into practice during break times.

At our early learning centre:

  • We grow our own produce in our garden (e.g. herbs, vegetables, fruit)
  • We accommodate diverse dietary requirements
  • We practise and emphasise food safety
  • We work sensitively with parents and families from a range of cultural backgrounds to ensure cultural foods meet food standard requirements
  • We offer progressive snack and lunchtime to empower children to ask for what they want and when
  • We educate children and their families about healthy eating and nutrition
  • We offer information on healthy choices for lunch boxes. We meet with parents if the children’s lunch boxes are unsuitable
Family and community

Campbell Street Uniting OSHC values family and community. We actively promote and encourage partnerships with families as this creates a special sense of belonging that is essential to the learning environment of our children. We regularly engage with community members and groups to broaden their understanding of the world.

Parents and families are invited to participate in:

  • Celebrating significant cultural festivals and days together
  • Talking to the children about their job, hobbies or other interesting topics
  • Volunteering their time to provide support and resources for our programs
  • Attending as parental support with program activities and on excursions

We regularly engage with many different people, groups and services within our community including:

  • The primary school
  • The local library
  • Local service people (e.g. police, paramedic, nurse, fire and emergency services, etc.)
  • Wellbeing practitioners
  • Indigenous community members or groups
  • Animal trainers or handlers
  • Fundraising for different charities (e.g. Pancake day, Day for Daniel and school chosen charities)

We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English.

Special services

Our educators are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability or have experienced challenges and trauma.

Fee information

Out of school hours care

$17.00 per session before school

$32.00 per session after school

$76.65 per day for vacation care


For interest in outside of school hours care for 2022 and 2023, please complete the Uniting expression of interest form.

We will be back in contact with you within a few days to discuss your care needs.

For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, please Get in touch or call us on 03 6234 2018.

Fill out an expression of interest form to find out more.

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