Collinsvale Uniting Outside School Hours Care

Child care
Out of school hours care

In a beautiful rural setting, Collinsvale Uniting Outside School Hours Care offers safe and social after school care for children aged 4 years old and above. From 2:45 to 6:00pm, your child will enjoy the wide open spaces and social activities provided at Collinsvale.

Sessions run from 2:45pm - 6:00pm every week day, offering busy families of the Collinsvale community a safe and social environment for their children to enjoy when school finishes.


Our large outdoor space encourages children to interact with Collinsvale’s gorgeous natural surrounds. A well-shaded array of play equipment will keep them well entertained, and sustainability features such as the recycling area will promote their understanding of the importance of caring for the environment.

Our campus features:

  • Planned and intentional indoor spaces
  • Large outdoor space
  • Sandpit
  • Trees and natural shade
  • Gardening beds
  • Pergola
  • Shade sail
  • Play area with climbing equipment
  • Swings
  • Recycling area to encourage sustainability and caring for the environment
  • Gross motor play equipment
  • Water tanks
Learning Experiences

Children enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor play-based activities that allow them to interact, build relationships, and pursue individual interests. In addition to practising sustainability, we take children on a variety of exciting excursions out into the community to teach them about the environment.

At our early learning centre:

  • We encourage recycling
  • We recycle water
  • We promote sustainable living and encourage children to develop everyday sustainable practises
  • We take excursions that encourage children to care for the environment around them, including bush walks in the surrounding area
  • We love to go on excursions to the bowling alley, the movies and the National Park
  • The local fire unit comes to visit us
  • We participate in local fundraisers, fairs, and school activities
Health and wellbeing

Children are encouraged to take responsibility for what they put into their bodies through activities that promote healthy eating and growing their own produce. Fun and practical education about nutrition, food safety, and cultural foods give your child the knowledge and desire to make healthy choices throughout life.

  • We grow our own produce in our garden (e.g. herbs, vegetables, fruit)
  • We work sensitively with parents and families from a range of cultural backgrounds to ensure cultural foods meet food standard requirements
  • We educate children and their families about healthy eating and nutrition
  • We provide healthy afternoon tea and children assist in the preparation or cooking their afternoon tea
Family and community

Collinsvale Uniting Outside School Hours Care is a place for nurturing family and community. We actively promote and encourage strong partnerships with families as this creates a wonderful sense of belonging that is vital to the learning environment of our children. We also regularly engage with community members and groups to consolidate your child’s learning and 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

Activities at pickup time to build relationships between parents

Some of the people, groups, and services we regularly engage with include:

  • The local primary school
  • The local fire department
  • Indigenous community members and groups

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

$32.00 per session after school

Vacation care - children are welcome to attend at Campbell Street Uniting Outside School Hours Care


For interest in out of school hours care for 2022 or 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.

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