Before & After School Care

Our Before & After School Care service, known as MOOSH, caters for children attending Miranda Public School and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Miranda.

MOOSH is a fun and safe place to be. The children enjoy their mornings and afternoons with us, engaged in some wonderful activities while also spending time with friends new and old.  

Each term we enjoy a very interactive program of activities e.g. making lanterns, decorations and trying our hand at Chinese calligraphy as part of Chinese New Year. The children also love spending time outdoors, working on their ‘criss-cross’ skipping skills and engaging in pretend play as doctors and vets. Indoors, the children are very much enjoying our extensive dress ups collection and dominoes, making very complex domino paths.

We also enjoy weekly Miranda library visits, story-time sessions with the librarian and an onsite weekly sports program. 

If your child attends Miranda Public School or Our Lady Star of the Sea and you are seeking before and/or after school care, we encourage you to visit us and learn more about our service.

Please phone 9540 5631 to arrange a time to tour MOOSH. We are located just behind Miranda Library, at 31A Wandella Road, Miranda.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday during school terms.

  • Morning program: 7am-9am
  • Afternoon program 3pm-6pm

The centre is closed on public holidays.

Vacation Care is also available at this site during school holidays.

Vacancies - Permanent Positions

Monday   Morning   Vacancies
    Afternoon    No Vacancies
Tuesday   Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  No Vacancies
  Wednesday      Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  No Vacancies
Thursday   Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  No Vacancies
Friday   Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  No Vacancies

 

To enquire about permanent positions or submit an application form, please call our Customer Service team on 9710 0466 or apply for care via the link below.

Apply for before and after school care

Vacancies - Casual Positions

At times some parents need to access an ad hoc/casual Before & After School Care position to meet work or personal commitments. Our casual availability is detailed below.

Monday   Morning   Vacancies
    Afternoon   Vacancies may be available
Tuesday   Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  Vacancies may be available 
  Wednesday      Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  Vacancies may be available 
Thursday   Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  Vacancies may be available 
Friday   Morning  Vacancies
    Afternoon  Vacancies may be available 

 

To enquire about a casual position, please call us at MOOSH (ph 9540 5631). Casual bookings can be made up to seven days in advance. Bookings are dependent on centre numbers and staff ratios.

Quality Environment

MOOSH provides a relaxed and fun educational environment which supports children’s ability to be independent, develop friendships and make choices.

The children engage in new experiences and pursue their own interests. With a focus on educational and recreational activities, each child’s interests and capabilities are recognised, encouraged and respected by our team when planning programs.

Our programs include art, craft, group games, cooking, sports, dance, drama and much more.  A wide range of sporting equipment is also available, including bocce, croquet, rhythmic gymnastics, pop-up soccer goals and (for rainy afternoons) indoor ten pin bowling.  We are also fortunate to have access to the basketball court on the grounds of Miranda Public School.

We offer a wide selection of books which reflect the children’s literary interests.

MOOSH also places a great emphasis on sustainability programs. The children have actively and eagerly participated in this learning, discussing and articulating their own environmentally friendly visions.

Talented Team

Our small team provides a warm, personalised service and enjoys wonderful relationships with the children and families.

Our Educators are a diverse group - of varying ages and cultures - and their individual talents and specialties help to create a very engaging and dynamic curriculum at MOOSH. One of our team brings her Chinese cultural heritage to our program, speaking both English and Chinese with the children and engaging in activities such as lantern making and dumpling cooking experiences. We also have a science enthusiast who loves to explore science experiments with the children.

Importantly, our MOOSH team is highly energetic and enjoys interacting with the children and facilitating the many activities available during the mornings and afternoons.

Council also employs a dedicated team of Compliance & Quality Specialists who oversee safety and quality at MOOSH.  Our specialists are experts in standards, regulations and legislation which govern the school age care industry. We do this to ensure we offer children the highest quality care facility.

Family Communication & Partnerships

MOOSH communicates with families via a communication app called Educa. It enables our Educators and families to communicate regarding the children's time at MOOSH. The safe and secure web-based system allows us to share information such as program highlights, group observations and general news such as our new winter menu. Families enjoy communication from MOOSH from the comfort of their phone.

We develop close partnerships with families in our service. We value the importance of family and encourage their involvement in our program.

Food

Nutritional food is provided at both morning and afternoon sessions. The weekly menu is displayed in the Family Information Area. Dietary requirements are also catered for and these should be discussed at the time of enrolment.

We have recently trialed new menu items, including Hokkein noodles and baked bread cases with yummy fillings. Our menu changes according to the season.

Inclusion

MOOSH is an inclusive person centred environment with the skills, services and flexibility to support children with additional needs. MOOSH promotes and implements inclusion through its curriculum and environment which accurately reflects the diversity of cultures, abilities, gender, races, religions, ages, family structure and socio-economic status in our service and community.

Fees

The fee for 2018/2019 financial year (Child Care Subsidy rebate can be deducted from the fees where applicable)

  • $19.00 for permanent Before School Care 
  • $23.50 for permanent After School Care 
  • $21.00 for casual Before School Care 
  • $25.50 for casual After School Care 

There is also an annual non-refundable enrolment fee of $50 per child.  

For a list of our 2018/19 MOOSH fees and charges please refer to the document link below.

ADOPTED-Miranda-OSHC.pdf

Government Subsidy

MOOSH is an approved form of care. The Child Care Subsidy is available to eligible families. Your 2018/19 out of pocket childcare costs will be dependent upon any child care subsidy your family may receive.

Payment

Our preferred method of payment is by direct debit from your bank account. Direct Debit can processed weekly, fortnightly or monthly and is sent to the bank on Thursday. Monthly direct debit is taken on the Thursday on or after the 19 of the month.

Read the Direct Debit Terms and Conditions 

Complete the Direct Debit Form

Return completed form via:

Enquiries, tours & enrolments:

Please contact our Customer Service team on 9710 0466 should you have any queries or require assistance with your enrolment. Parents are also welcome to tour our service. Please call us to arrange a suitable time. 

Location

Address: ,

More information

Policies and documents

Childcare Direct Debits - Terms and Conditions

Forms

Out of School Care Application Childcare - Direct Debits for Fees Application

Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Children's Services on 9710 0466 or childrensservices@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Before and After School Care Childcare fees by direct debit
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