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 About KOOSH Out of School Hours Care Service 

Katoomba Out Of School Hours care service provides before school, after school and vacation care to families with primary school aged children, between 5-12 years of age.  We aim to provide a high-quality care service to local families who require it while working, studying or in need of respite. We strive to create a safe, happy and relaxed environment where all families feel welcomed and accepted and we have been doing so for almost 40 years.


Our program consists of planned educational experiences and spontaneous unstructured play drawn from our interactions with the children. KOOSH’s child focused approach encourages every child to express themselves creatively and to feel valued.

KOOSH is currently located at Katoomba North Public School.

 KOOSH Open Hours & After School KOOSH Bus 

Before & After School Care:  7-9am & 3-6pm  

Vacation Care:  7am-6pm   
Pupil Free Days:  7am-6pm  

Our dedicated KOOSH Bus is a 10 seater van that takes children from KOOSH at Noth Katoomba Public School in the mornings to Katoomba Public School, St Canices and Leura Public School.  In the afternoons, the KOOSH Bus collects children from Katoomba Public School and St Canices Primary School and travels back to KOOSH at Katoomba North Public School. 

 

KOOSH staff are on board the KOOSH Bus at all times. The cost of travelling on the KOOSH bus is included in our fees.  

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 OUR INDOOR SPACE 

KOOSH currently runs from Katoomba North Public School’s hall. It is an open-ended space which KOOSH staff turn into an engaging environment each day.

 

With the use of tables, chairs and mats, children can participate in a range of activities such as enough Lego to be seen from space, a visual arts and craft area, a quiet reading area with books, puzzles, plenty of board games and card games.

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 OUR OUTDOOR SPACE 

Our outdoor space at the school has a large, grassed area and undercover COLA area. We have balls of every size, skipping ropes, badminton, hula hoops and other outdoor activities for children to engage with. 
 
Our KOOSH staff organise games like soccer, cricket, hide and seek and tip. There are natural shaded a
reas amongst the trees where children can sit and relax with friends. 

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VACATION CARE

 KOOSH Vacation Care Programs 

KOOSH Vacation Care is held at Katoomba North Public School, entry via Mistral St, North Katoomba.

KOOSH runs a Vacation Care Program each school holiday period. We only close for operation for 2-3 weeks over the Christmas period and public holidays throughout the year.  Our holiday program is available for families by the end of week 6 each school term. 

Breakfast is available during Vacation Care for children arriving before 7:45am, however parents and carers are required to ensure children bring their own healthy food and drinks each day for morni
ng tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

PLEASE ENSURE CHILDREN BRING ENOUGH FOOD FOR THE WHOLE DAY.
KOOSH A NUT
-FREE ZONE.

 

Fees must be paid before holidays commence. 

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 KOOSH Care Costs & Enrolment Information 

We do our best to keep costs as low as possible for families. Our 2023 fees are:

Before School Care: 7-9am $25 per session

After School Care: 3-6pm $36.00 per session 

Vacation Care: 7am-6pm $60 per day 
Pupil Free Days: 7am-6pm $60 per day

A fully refundable Bond of $100 per family is required.  An annual equipment fee of $22 per family will be charged with your first statement.

TO ENROL YOU CAN EITHER... 

  • Call Cate Harrison our Centre Coordinator on 02 4782 2533 or 0478 166 352

  • Complete an online enrolment form via our Hubworks website here > 

  • Download, complete and send a paper enrolment form here > 

 

BEFORE COMMENCING CARE PLEASE... 

  • Ensure your Childcare Subsidy Claim has been approved by Centrelink

  • Provide us with a copy of your child’s up-to-date immunisation register statement and birth certificate

  • Ensure you have paid the required Bond of $100 per family

  CONTACT KOOSH  

 Call us or send an Email 

 

KOOSH OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE & VACATION CARE

KOOSH Coordinator

Tel: 02 4782 2533 or 0478 166 352

Email: koosh@belongbm.org.au

Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm

KOOSH is currently operating from

Katoomba North Public School

Entry is via Mistral Street

North Katoomba.

 

Please call if you need any assistance with directions.

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