Accessible Page Links

Page Tools

Main page Content

Out of school hours care

The Helping Hands Network works in partnership with Chatswood Hills State School to provide Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) to the local community. 



The Helping Hands OSHC facility is located in Blue room located at the back of the school. (Gibbon Street).  All children attending the service must be dropped off in the morning or collected in the afternoon by an authorised person and signed in and out of the OSHC room each day. Parking is not available on school grounds.



Helping Hands Network tailors their programs to meet the local school community needs, providing much more than child minding.

Their programs are designed to develop stronger, healthier, happier children and to provide an environment that is like a “home away from home”.

Programs are developed in consultation with children, parents, the school community and Helping Hands Educators. They are tailored to cater to the children’s age, skill, interests and abilities through a variety of challenging and recreational activities.

Before and after school care

  • available 5 days a week

  • before school - 6.30 am - 8.30 am

  • after school - 2.30 pm - 6.00 pm

  • children can walk straight to and from their classrooms.hildren can walk straight to and from their classrooms.

  • educators pick up and drop off the Prep and Year 1 children and escort them to the OSHC room

Vacation care and student free days

Full day programs are available 5 days a week during school holidays and on pupil free days: 

  • 6.30 am - 6.00 pm

  • indoor/outdoor play

  • craft

  • cooking

  • excursions

  • visitors

  • breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea provided



After CCB rebate, costs per child per session for a permanent booking in our care services ranges from:

  • before school care: $2.19 up to $11.00 per session
  • after school care: $2.20 up to $16.00 per session
  • vacation care: $1 up to $40.00 a day

Parents may be entitled to an additional 50% rebate on the above prices through (CCT)


Government subsidies

These may be available to you through:

Further information 

Parent handbook

A copy of the parent handbook is available upon request from the coordinator, or by contacting the Helping hands network head office on (07) 5438 9549.


The following forms will be useful if considering joining our outside school hours care:

If you cannot download the document/s linked from this page, please contact us​ and we will provide a copy via the school office.