The Oatley Community Hall is home to our amazing OCH program. It is a beautiful shared space that has a great indoor space, a garden, and a shaded outdoor space that children can explore. This service also has a dedicated kitchen where children engage in cooking experiences, toilet in the hall space, and the Oatley Memorial Park in close proximity for daily excursions when weather is good.
Oatley Community Hall OOSH is proud to be working through the Small Green Steps program on a journey to more sustainable practices. The Small Green Steps program provides professional development and a framework for analysing our carbon footprint, making changes to our practices so that they are more sustainable, and providing opportunities for children and families to learn about sustainability and bring it into their own homes.
From time to time we try to get off site - with such a beautiful park right across the road from our service it wouldn't be fair not to visit it!
Our services menu and physical activity planning is guided by the principles laid out in the NSW Government's Eat Smart, Play Smart manual.
The Eat Smart Play Smart Manual was developed with the support of:
Heart Foundation NSW Division
NSW Office of Preventive Health
Network of Community Activities
The manual supports OOSH services to:
Promote healthy eating
Program a range of energetic activities, and activities that support the physical development of children
Involve families and children in decision about food provided at the service
and to link our practices in relation to food and physical activity to the Learning Framework for School Age Care My Time, Our Place and demonstrate how we meet the National Quality Standards every day.
The program at Oatley Community Hall OOSH is a fantastic multi-age program, where children from Kindergarten through to Year 6 can play together and engage in our programmed activities. The beautiful thing about this is that the younger children learn from the older children in our service, and the leadership opportunities for our older children are present each day.
Programs at this service are a fine mix of educator skills and interests and child skills and interests - both come together to explore and play their way to greater understanding of the world around them.
The Year 5 and 6 children who attend Oatley Community Hall OOSH have the opportunity to participate in the Seniors Program at Oatley Public School OOSH.
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Oatley OOSHCare acknowledges the First Nations People of the Eora Nation, upon which we live, play, and learn together as a community.