KOOSH's purpose is to create a safe, stimulating and caring environment where children can be cared for while parents/carers work or study and where children can freely choose from the program of activities.
Katoomba Out of School Hours provides nationally accredited high quality care for primary aged children aged 5 to 12 years for Before School, After School and Vacation Care in the Upper Mountains area. KOOSH has suitably qualified and experienced staff who are dedicated to the care, well-being and happiness of all children attending the service and we aim to provide a safe, caring, non-judgemental and relaxed environment. KOOSH is community based and owned and operates on a not-for-profit basis. Child Care Benefit is available to all eligible families attending the service.
KOOSH is auspiced by the Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
The centre has a large indoor space that is divided into different areas for different activites. There is a schoolbag area, a large kitchen and eating area, craft area, a TV/video/X-Box area, a computer room, a quiet room (for reading), table soccer and air hockey and a large semi closed in verandah.
The outdoor area is fully fenced. We have a fort, a tunnel slide, a sand pit, fantastic play equipment that is sun-shade covered and a large grassed area for sports.
At Katoomba Out of School Hours Service we offer a wide range of activities including fantastic crafts, cooking, board games, drama, free play and lots more! We are also proud members of the Active After School Communities Program that is funded through the Australian Sports Commission. This means we are able to offer the children who attend After School Care access to specialist coaches twice a week, seven weeks each term who can teach them a wide variety of sports and activities including Tae Kwon Do, Athletics, Ultimate Frisbee, Gateball, Tai Chi and Soccer just to name a few.
Blue Mountains Bus Co. provides a bus service to and from St Canices, Katoomba Public, North Katoomba Public, Leura & Wentworth Falls Public Schools. Children are very welcome from other surrounding schools, please contact the Centre for further information.
Vacation Care operates from 7.00am - 6.00pm daily through the school holidays.
We offer a wide range of activities throughout the holidays.
A programme outlining these activities is circulated to the schools and local libraries two weeks’ prior to the holidays.
Bookings can be made at this time.
CHILDREN NEED TO BRING THEIR SNACKS, LUNCH AND DRINKS AND A HAT EACH DAY AND MUST WEAR ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR.
Activities for Vacation Care include:
7am – 9am
Breakfast is Included in the cost.
Katoomba After School Care:
2:30pm – 6pm
A nutritional afternoon tea is provided and special diets are catered for.
7am – 6pm
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited!
10 STATION STREET, KATOOMBA
PO Box 197
Telephone: (02) 4782 2533 FAX: (02) 4782 6304
Spaces are limited!