Newington OSHC

Our Centre

At Newington OSHC, we offer Before School care and Afterschool care and we are an advocate for learning through play. We provide children with multiple play spaces, both indoor and out, for small and large groups. We also provide space for children to curl up with a good book if they choose to decide that is what they need.

 Our programming is based on children’s interests, ideas, and observations. We also encourage family input and feedback on this. This ensures an engaging program is provided to children in attendance.

 As a transport venue for Before School Care, we understand the importance of smooth transitions and routine. We strive for this through consistent staffing and keeping children informed of changes, so they do not feel rushed or detached.

Educators model the values we wish for the children to learn, such as Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility. Children also learn responsibility through our breakfast programs where they grow in self-reliance and find they are capable human beings. There are leadership roles available as well if children wish to take on one of these.

Our educators are committed to improvement of both self and service so we can provide quality care and peace of mind for every family.

Transport Schools

St Patrick’s Parish Primary School
119 Drummond St South, Ballarat 3350
After School Care and Before School Care
Dana St Primary School
Dana St, Ballarat 3350
After School Care and Before School Care

Newington Primary School

49 Inkerman Street,
Newington, VIC, 3350

Before School Care
6:30am-9:00am
After School Care
3:30pm-6:00pm

Tel: 0491 188 578

Email: newington.oshc@ymca.org.au

Xplor App
Access

Use the Xplor App to stay up to date with your child’s enrolment and learning

Fun Filled Excursions

Children are given the opportunity to explore local communities and attractions

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

Play and learn in well-resourced indoor and outdoor spaces

Leisure Based programs

Child led learning based on children’s interests and voices

Safeguarding Children

We aspire to ensure that all Children and Young People are safe and feel safe at the Y

Educational Incursions

Be entertained by special guests while learning about a range of topics

Before and After School Care​ Bookings

Newington OSHC (formerly Urquhart Park) offers Before School Care (6.30am – 9.00am) and After School Care (3.30pm – 6.00pm) at Newington Primary School, 49 Inkerman Street, Newington 3350.

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Enrolment Assistance

To enrol in one of our programs please use the links on this page.

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