Out Of School Hours and Vacation Care


Out Of School Care


Are you working, studying, training or pursuing other achievements while raising a child?

We provide quality supervised care in a safe and happy environment for school-aged children (aged 5-12 years) for three hour sessions after school and all day during vacation time.  Contact us on (02) 6655 2650 to register your child in our service.

Our Out of School Hours Care Program is an approved Education and Child Care Service offering the Child Care Subsidy to eligible families.  Otherwise our Fee Schedule is:

  • Before School Care                                       $ 16.00 per session*
  • After School Care                                          $ 21.00 per session*
  • Vacation Care                                                $ 50.00 per session*

*Note: Excursion and incursion cost additional.    

This service focuses on stimulating developmental, social and recreational activities for primary school children while meeting care requirements for families. Children from our indigenous and culturally diverse community are encouraged to interact in our program which:

  • Challenges their curiosity;
  • Inspires self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Sets examples of and teaching appropriate social skills
  • Develops a child’s whole sense of worth, their uniqueness and their potential, their problem solving skills and their individuality within a group context
  • Encourages children to be involved in the planning of programs, rules and responsibilities

Programmed activities for Out of School Hours Care can include:

  • Creative: Children have the opportunity to experience a range of different activities such as creative arts & crafts, music and Lego.
  • Play and Move: Children are encouraged to participate in a range of games, activities and sports such as basketball, handball, soccer, cricket etc.
  • Dream: Activities such as the sand pit, books and dress ups, give children the opportunity to explore fantasy, emotions and their imaginations.
  • Feast: A nutritious afternoon tea is provided every day in after school care giving children the opportunity to cook. These activities encourage healthy eating habits.
  • Excursions (Vacation care only): A variety of excursions and recreational activities are offered during the vacation care program such as Movies, Carnival Days, Japanese Cooking, Hip Hop and many more.


Please click here to view Open Arms Care Children’s Services Out of School Hours Care Philosophy

Please click here to complete the Open Arms Care Children’s Services Survey

Enrolment and Bookings 

Registering for My Family Lounge in 3 Simple Steps 
Step 1
Families who have attended this service before and are NEW to My Family Lounge –  Please contact the service to receive your unique Login.

For NEW families to our service who have NOT used My Family Lounge before, click on REGISTER to create your My Family Lounge account.

For families who have an EXISTING My Family Lounge account, skip the registration process and go to step 2

Step 2
Log into your MFL account and tell us about you and your child. Complete and submit your child’s enrolment form online via the website portal. Now you are ready to book!

Step 3
Once your child is enrolled at our service, you can book in your casual days for Before , After school care and Vacation Care via the My Family Lounge App or website. To download the App go to Google Play or App Store.

Easy as 1…2…3   

Visit myfamilylounge.com.au to see how this amazing parent portal will benefit you, pay particular attention to the Casual booking information.




St Mary’s Primary School,

14 Park St, Bellingen

Urunga Primary School,

Bonville Street, Urunga

Before School Care: 7:00am – 9:00am

After School Care: 3:00pm – 6:00pm


Before School Care: 7:00am – 9:00am

After School Care: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Bellingen Vacation Care:

7:00am – 6:00pm

Bellingen Vacation Care – April 2020

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 Urunga Vacation Care:

7:00am – 6:00pm

Urunga Vacation Care – April 2020

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Ph:  (02) 6655 2650
E:    childrensservices@openarms.org.au