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Out of School Hours Care

Providing a safe, fun & affordable

 childcare service for our community

Our Philosophy

Bilgola Plateau Public School OOSH would like to acknowledge Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land our care centre was founded on, we acknowledge and respect their commitment to the land, water and community in which we operate.  We pay our respects to them, their cultures both past and present.

We are committed to creating an environment that is welcoming, relaxed, fun and homely.  Our aim is to support children in their journey of independence, discovery learning and leisure. We are a cohesive centre with strong principles of care, respect, empathy and kindness.

We aim for children to have fun; how do we do that? We involve them.  We base our program around their needs and interests. We are a bully free zone where children will feel respected and accepted for who they are.

We focus on play and recreational activity and value the importance of free, unstructured time. We believe in taking our shoes off, in playing with mud, in making fairy gardens, cubby houses and castles. In an afternoon a child can be a fairy, wizard, king or queen, an actor, pilot, magician or anything else they can imagine. 

We value and care for the unique natural environment that surrounds us. We aim to foster an appreciation of the environment and encourage children to explore their understanding of the natural world through play and craft activities.

Our educators ensure that their interactions with children are encouraging, supportive and constructive. Educators will always respond to challenging behaviour with patience and care, the emphasis will be on enabling children to regulate their own behaviour and make positive choices.

We see children and their families as the essential component of an engaging care environment. We value the importance of family and encourage involvement in all areas of our program. Educators will establish and maintain positive, reciprocal relationships with families based on trust and open communication. Decisions will be made in partnership with children and families and we will work in collaboration to ensure the best possible outcomes for children.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our centre.

Meet The Team

Meet Our Director

Joanna Dalby-Ball

Joanna has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care and took on the full-time responsibility of OOSH and Camp Bilgola in 2018, but the P&C has been lucky to have had her working for us since 2008.


Together with the P&C and the amazing team listed below a wonderful space has been created. 


Want to know more?

The team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch today.


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