Our Before & After School Care service, known as MOOSH, caters for children attending Miranda Public School.
MOOSH is a fun and safe place to be. The children enjoy their mornings and afternoons with us, engaging in many activities while also spending time with friends new and old.
Each term we enjoy an 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 enjoy our extensive dress ups collection and dominoes, making very complex domino paths.
We also enjoy weekly visits to Miranda library, story-time sessions with the librarian and an onsite weekly sports program.
If your child attends Miranda Public School and you are seeking before and/or after school care, we encourage you to visit us and learn more about MOOSH.
Please phone 9540 5631 to arrange a time to tour MOOSH. We are located just behind Miranda Library, at 31A Wandella Road, Miranda.
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.
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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.
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 create an engaging and dynamic curriculum. One of our team has experience as a music teacher and facilitates music lessons and instrument making sessions with the children. We also have Educators with sports science and psychology backgrounds.
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.
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.
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.
Fee for the 2019/2020 financial year (Child Care Subsidy rebate can be deducted from the fees where applicable):
- $19.50 for permanent Before School Care
- $24.00 for permanent After School Care
- $21.50 for casual Before School Care
- $26.00 for casual After School Care
There is also an annual non-refundable enrolment fee of $50 per child.
For a list of our 2019/20 MOOSH fees and charges please refer to the document link below.
MOOSH is an approved form of care. The Child Care Subsidy is available to eligible families. Your 2019/20 out of pocket childcare costs will be dependent upon any child care subsidy your family may receive.
MOOSH Family Agreement Terms & Conditions
For your reference, here is a copy of our MOOSH Family Agreement Terms & Conditions: Terms-Conditions-MOOSH-Agreement-August-2018.pdf
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.
Policies and documents
Childcare Direct Debits - Terms and Conditions
Out of School Care Application
Childcare - Direct Debits for Fees Application
Enquiries can be directed to Children's Services on 9710 0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org