Update 19 November 2013: ANOOSHCA currently has high waitlists operating each morning and afternoon.  Families enrolling students into Annandale North Public School for the 2014 academic year are advised that it is highly unlikely that care will be available for their children next year, and possibly even unavailable into 2015.  


Who Are We?

Annandale North Out of School Hours Care Association (ANOOSHCA) has been operating since June 1984. We are a not-for-profit organisation operated by a management committee made up of parents and community members. We aim to provide a fun, stimulating, nurturing and safe environment for all children in their out of school lives while providing affordable child care for families.

What Do We Do?

Each day there are both structured and unstructured activities on offer that cover all areas of children's developmental needs. While all children are encouraged to join in, children are given the freedom to choose their activities and free play is strongly valued.

Activities offered during the term can include jewellery making, cooking, pottery, various arts and crafts, sporting activities and lots more. Within the centre areas are set aside for quiet activities like reading, construction or just relaxing. We may also occasionally arrange excursions to the local park. The vacation care programme varies each school holiday but will usually include several out-of-centre/excursion days.

Afternoon Tea Menu

After the children have been encouraged to wash their hands, afternoon tea is served at approximately 3.40pm. An emphasis is placed on providing balanced and nutritious food. Afternoon tea varies according to the season. In winter hot meals are provided such as soup, pasta, rice dishes and jaffles. In warmer months there is fruit salad, sandwiches, cheese and biscuits etc. Fresh fruit is provided every day. The centre caters for a variety of dietary and cultural needs.

What is the Child/Staff Ratio?

We work on staff ratios of one worker to 15 children in centre activities, one worker to 8 children on excursion, and one worker to 5 children at or near water. The centre uses these as a minimum guideline; where possible and on most occasions the ratio is lower than this. At present we have seven permanent staff and a pool of casual staff.

Download Important Information and Forms

Our enrolment forms, parent handbook and policy documents can be downloaded from the Enrolment Forms page.