Out of School Hours Care Echunga OSHC

Providing quality care for future generations…


OSHC Director:

Jodie McDonald


Mobile Phone:

08 8388 8563

0437 732 658


08 8388 8451




Echunga Primary School OSHC
802 Echunga Road, Echunga SA 5153


Nestled on the grounds of the beautiful Echunga Primary School, Echunga OSHC is a small program currently licenced for 20 children.

Our educators and children work together to create a fun program based on the My Time Our Place framework. All permanent children enrolled have a portfolio and individual program tailored to their needs and interests.

We offer the opportunity for children to play, engage in activities that interest them, try a variety of art and craft activities, cooking, games and lots of outdoor play. Our Educators are highly skilled and use intentional teaching as a way to scaffold children’s learning, interests and development.


Before School Care
After School Care
Vacation Care
Pupil Free Days


Pupil Free Days will be advertised in advance and will open if there are 8 or more children booked in.

Families will need to apply for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) through Centrelink. This can be done through your MyGov account.

OSHC will be closed on all Public Holidays throughout the year, on days rated as Catastrophic Fire Danger and for three weeks over the December / January Holidays

Program Days Opening Hours Fee
Before School Care (BSC) Mon - Fri 7.00am to 9.00am $21.00
Before Pre School Care Mon, Tue and alt Wed 7:00am to 9:00am $21.00
After School Care (ASC) Mon - Fri 3.20pm to 6.30pm $31.00
After Pre School Care Mon, Tue and alt Wed 3.00pm to 6.30pm $31.00
Vacation Care (VAC) Mon - Fri 7.00am to 6.30pm $70.00
Excursions Mon - Fri $15 - $29 extra charge


We provide care mostly for children attending Primary School, but can provide care for children who have not yet started school.

When filling vacancies priority will be given to children attending primary school.


All families using the Echunga OSHC must complete an online enrolment with FullyBooked. You must complete all sections and ensure that your Child Care Subsidy, emergency contacts, authorised persons and Medical information is complete.

Once you have completed your online registration, please call OSHC to make an appointment for an enrolment information session and tour with the Director.



Our program has been established with the aim of providing High Quality Care and Education, within the requirements of the National Quality Standard and the My Time, Our Place Framework, to meet the needs of children, parents, families, educators and the community during out of school hours care (OSHC). We believe children learn best through play and leisure in a warm, positive, nurturing and happy environment.

The inclusive needs and individual requirements of each child will be catered for to the best of our ability as we encourage each child to develop a strong sense of their identity, connections to their world, a strong sense of wellbeing, confidence and involvement in their learning and effective communication skills, self-esteem, respect for each other and our environment, participation, positive behaviour and responsibility.

Educators and children collaborate together to plan, implement and evaluate quality experiences for children. We value, respect and encourage positive diverse and inclusive behaviours, and encourage children to develop a sense of fairness, to challenge discrimination, bias and prejudice.


We acknowledge that the children and parents who use the program come from diverse backgrounds and cultures and we aim to support families while providing a variety of experiences to further enhance their children’s life skills.

We believe communication and collaboration between management (the Governing Council) – educators (OSHC educators, school and preschool teachers and Principal) – families – children – agencies (Department for Education, DEEWR, ACECQA) and the extended community is a vital key in maintaining the highest level of quality care in the success of the Echunga OSHC service.

We strive to continuously improve our service and support professional development opportunities for our educators.

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