About Us

About Us

Our Centre

Ryde East OSHC is an incorporated association that was first established in 1988. We are a non for profit, community based centre that provides before and after school care for the children of Ryde East Public School. Our centre is managed and run by a voluntary parent committee. We are an approved centre, which gives parents the ability to access Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as a fee reduction.

We constantly strive to provide the best quality of care for the children who attend our centre by providing a fun and interactive weekly program in a caring and nurturing environment. Our centre achieved high quality status in its recent accreditation process; conducted by the National Childcare Association Council (NCAC). We have a team of dedicated staff who are both experienced and passionate about working with children.

Before and After School Care

Opening Hours:

Our Before & After School Care operates Monday- Friday on school days, between the following hours:

Mornings: 7:00am-9:00am
Afternoons: 2:30pm-6:00pm

Vacation Care

During the school holidays we provide Vacation Care which caters for the children of Ryde East Public School and the wider Ryde community. Vacation Care is packed with exciting activities that take place both in and out of the centre. Our program aims to keep your children entertained during the holidays and ensure that they are having lots of fun with their friends. View our Vacation Care pages for more info.

Opening Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm


During the School Term, we provide a nutritious breakfast for the children between 7:00am and 8:15am. This includes toast and cereal on a daily basis, as well as a variety of other yummy foods such as muffins, pancakes, fruit and yoghurt (etc), depending on the day.

Our afternoon tea is served straight after roll call at approximately 3:30pm. We offer two large fruit platters each afternoon, as well as a substantial snack. This includes meals such as pasta, sandwiches and nachos.

During Vacation Care, a light breakfast is available until approximately 9:00am. Please check the Current Vacation Care Program for details of what other meals will be provided.

Special Dietary Requirements

Our centre ensures that all children with special dietary requirements are adequately catered for. Consistent with Ryde East Public School policy, we are a nut free centre and all appropriate measures are taken when preparing food for children with allergies. Our menu caters for vegetarian children and is both varied and nutritious. Vacation Care

Children with Special Needs

Our centre caters for children with special needs and is able to access Inclusion Support for these children in some situations.

Banana Club

Banana Club is a group for our Year 5 & 6 children who attend the centre. If you have a child in Year 5 or 6 who is, or will be attending Ryde East OSHC, please see our Banana Club page for more information.