Outside school hours care

Following the results of a detailed service review by an independent consultant, the City of Stirling has made the difficult decision to close down our remaining two OSHC services, the Inglewood OSHC and the On The Bus vacation care program.

The Inglewood OSHC centre will close on Thursday 16 December 2021, which is the last day of Term Four. The On The Bus program will not run in the upcoming summer school holidays or future school holiday periods.

What services are being impacted?

The services being closed down are only the Inglewood OSHC and the On The Bus vacation care program. No other City of Stirling children’s and/or youth development services or programs are being changed or closed.

When are the services closing?

The Inglewood OSHC centre will close on Thursday 16 December 2021, which is the last day of Term Four. The On The Bus program will not run in the upcoming summer school holidays or future school holiday periods.

Where can I access other childcare or OSHC for my child/children?

Please see the below list of nearby alternative OSHC service providers. Please note that Inglewood Station is the only service provider that caters for Mt Lawley Primary School students.

Inglewood Station (caters for Mt Lawley Primary School and Inglewood Primary)

Provides Before School Care: 7am-9am, After School Care: 2.30pm-6pm, and Vacation Care: 7am-6pm
Address 86-88 Sussex St, MAYLANDS WA 6053 and 883 Beaufort St, INGLEWOOD WA 6052
Phone 0439 930 299
Email theinglewoodstation@outlook.com

Kids on Beaufort (caters for St Peter’s Primary)

Provides Before School Care: 7am-9am, After School Care: 2.30pm-6pm, and Vacation Care: 7am-6pm.
Address Unit 3, 908 Beaufort St, INGLEWOOD WA 6052
Phone (08) 9271 1917 | 0417 904 550
Email admin@kidsonbeaufort.com.au
Website www.kidsonbeaufort.com.au

St Peter’s Primary School OSHClub (caters for St Peter’s Primary)

Provides Before School Care: 7am-9am, After School Care: 2.30pm-6pm, and Vacation Care: 7am-6pm.
Address 103 Wood St, INGLEWOOD WA 6052
Phone 0437 811 745
Email stpetersinglewood@oshclub.com.au
Website www.oshclub.com.au/wa/st-peters-primary-school/

MercyCare Bedford Early Learning Centre (caters for St Peter’s Primary)

Provides Before School Care: 7am-9am, After School Care: 2.30pm-6pm, and Vacation Care: 7am-6pm.
Address 149-159 Salisbury St, BEDFORD WA 6052
Phone (08) 9272 5749
Email bedford_ELC@mercycare.com.au
Website www.mercycare.com.au/child-care/find-a-centre/bedford-early-learning-centre

Kids Co. OSHC Inglewood Primary School (caters for Inglewood Primary)

Provides Before School Care: 7am-9am, After School Care: 2.30pm-6pm, and Vacation Care: 7am-6pm.
Address Inglewood Primary School, 38 Normandy Rd, INGLEWOOD WA 5052
Phone 1300 976 304 | 0429 862 200
Email bonnie@kidsco.net.au
Website www.kidsco.net.au/oshc-inglewood

For alternative childcare options, please access https://www.childcarefinder.gov.au/

Why are the OSHC services closing?

The City recently undertook a thorough Deep Dive Review of its Community Services Business Unit, including Outside School Hours Care. This review highlighted that the City needs to adapt and refocus its community support services, including childcare, to better align with our role as a local government. While we understand that this decision will impact a number of families, it is in context with other local governments who previously provided childcare or OSHC services, which have already exited this space.

Who can I talk to if I have further questions?

Please contact Tracey Freeman, Children and Youth Development Team Leader, City of Stirling, on (08) 9205 8567, or Ben Rose, Service Lead Cultural Diversity and Community, City of Stirling, on (08) 9205 8563.

How can I finalise my account?

Please contact Ashlea Russell, Children’s Development Officer, City of Stirling, on (08) 9205 8569 prior to the service closure.

What notice period do I need to provide if I relocate my child/ren to another service prior to Thursday 16 December 2021?

Due to the impending closure, there is no notice period required.

For more information, please phone our children's services team on (08) 9205 8569.