Outside School Hours Care

​7 Lynwood Crescent, Ashgrove West 4060

P. 07 3366 7138

E. ashgrovewestoshc@catholicearlyedcare.qld.edu.au 

Co-ordinator: Ms Samantha Pettifer

Welcome to Mater Dei Outside School Hours Care. We are passionate about providing quality care to every child in an environment that is warm, friendly and safe and we hope that you all feel a part of our OSHC family.

Mater Dei Outside School Hours Care is a fully licensed and accredited OSHC facility, caring for school age children.  The service is managed by Catholic Early EdCare Services on behalf of St John’s Wood/The Gap Catholic Parish.

The OSHC room is located near the front of the school in the Caritas Centre. A range of activities are offered each day, such as arts and craft, sport, cooking and music.  Vacation Care is also run during each holiday period with a variety of themed days, incursions and excursions to interest every child across all year levels.  Bookings are essential for before school care, after school care and vacation care.

For more information on enrolment, fees and programs please contact Samantha Pettifer by phone or email.

​Hours of Operation 

Monday to Friday during school terms:

  • 7:00 am - 8:35 am
  • 2:55 pm - 6:00 pm
Vacation Care   

  • 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pupil Free Days 

  • ​7:00 am - 6:00 pm


Catholic Early EdCare Services endeavours to provide support for the families of children in its care.  Bookings for before school, after school, and vacation care are essential and it is important you speak with the coordinator to arrange bookings.  On days where we have reached full capacity, casual bookings will not be available.

In order to maximise available vacancies assistance is requested of Parent/Guardians to notify in writing changes/requests for care requirements in advance.

  •   A permanent booking is where a child with a current enrolment attends regular booked days/sessions.
  •   A casual booking is where a child with a current enrolment attends on an irregular basis (based on vacancies and absences)

The Request for Booking Form requires Parents/Carers to nominate the preferred days of attendance for their child/ren.  These days will remain in place for the period indicated on the form or until written cancellation/notification is received.  Changes to bookings will need to be submitted to the Coordinator in writing.

Enrolment and Orientation

Catholic Early EdCare Services, as the Approved Provider of the service, is required to maintain a record of each child to ensure safe and appropriate compliance with legislation.  New enrolment forms must be completed prior to the commencement of each new school year. It is important that all information is updated regularly and communicated to the service in writing.  Children can attend OSHC from the start of January in the year they start Prep.
Enrolment and orientation experiences enable the service and families to work toward the common goal of promoting consistent quality outcomes for individual children and the service as a whole.

The orientation process provides the opportunity for families and staff to discuss the individual needs and care arrangements for each child.  New children will be introduced and welcomed to the group and staff will show new children safe and suitable approved areas the children can access.  Educators will assist all new children to settle in to ensure they are feeling welcome.  The service has an open-door policy and encourages families to spend time with their children in the service.  At all times families and children are encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback and offer suggestions about the service and its program.

Further information and Policy documents regarding enrolment and orientation are available upon request.

Documents, Forms & Resources