St John the Baptist OSHC, Freshwater


Our aim is to provide an environment that is warm, caring, safe and creative. Our program caters to the specific needs of the children enrolled in our service and is constantly changing and evolving to ensure participation by all.

Whilst in our care, children can expect a wide range of recreational activities that are fun and promote creativity and independence. Our staff work together to create an environment that is as close to a home environment as possible through outdoor/indoor free play, time to complete homework or quiet reading opportunities. We facilitate group activities where we interact one-on-one to build strong relationships between children and staff and pride ourselves on our close relationships with families.


Our Freshwater OSHC is open to children from St John the Baptist Primary School and we are located on the school grounds. We provide:

  • Before school care: 7.00am to 9.00am
  • After school care: 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Our weekly program includes creative arts, sports, cooking, homework/quiet time, free play, meditation, group games … and more!


Coordinator, Freshwater OSHC
7 Johnson Street
P: 0427 716 593

More Information

Enrolment and fees

CatholicCare welcomes enrolments from all children ages 5 – 12 years old from our community. To enrol, simply complete the Expression of Interest Form and either email the completed form to or drop it into the service.

Fees are as follows:

  • Before school care: $17 per day (permanent), $19 per day (casual)
  • After school care: $26 per day (permanent), $28 per day (casual)

Our Freshwater OSHC service is a Registered Carer. Some families may be eligible to claim Child Care Benefit (CCB) if you meet the required work assessment.  Families will need to investigate their eligibility through the Family Assistance Office.



We provide the following:

  • Before school care: breakfast consisting of cereal and toast or juice or milo.
  • After school care: afternoon tea consisting of sandwiches, homemade muffins, cheese and crackers, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

We take food intolerances and allergies very seriously and have a strict ‘no nut policy’ due to anaphylaxis. This means no food can be bought into the service. We are able to accommodate dietary requirements ie. gluten free, dairy free etc. so please speak to use about your child’s needs.


What to bring

Before and after school
A sun safe hat for outdoor play
A filled water bottle
Raincoat/umbrella during wet weather


We provide a range of activities so that each child can engage in something they are interested in

Our Location

This is where you will find us. Pop your address into the map to get directions. We look forward to welcoming you to our Centre.

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