Hambledon Outside School Hours Care & Vacation Care

Hours of Operation:

BSC: 6.30am – 9.00am
ASC: 3.00pm - 6:30pm
VC & PFD: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

77-83 Stokes Street Edmonton 

Hambledon Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) & Vacation Care was established in 1977 and has operated from the Hambledon State School grounds since 1995. Our programs offers a wide range of activities that reflect the ‘My Time Our Place’ Framework for School Age Children.

The framework acknowledges the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place.

Coordinator: Cas Doran

Telephone: (07) 4045 3495

Fax: (07) 4045 0492


  • Goals

    • We have a wonderful team of long term, dedicated educators who have a genuine passion for Early Childhood and working with children.
    • A low staff turnover
    • Each room has the advantage of having their own weather proof outdoor area that extends their learning environment and creates and indoor/ outdoor flow.
    • A large playground that includes a large all weather sandpit as well as adjoining mud patch. These area’s have fully functioning kitchen sinks that children are able to use to add water to their play and learning.
    • The children learn about caring for their environment and are involved in looking after the worm farm, gardening and recycling within the centre.
    • We offer a “Home Away From Home” nurturing environment.
    • Centre is fully air-conditioned.
    • The centre is fortunate to have built up a vast amount of quality resources over the years and is continually purchasing new resources and updating facilities and equipment for the children.



  • What do we provide?

    • We provide meaningful play and leisure activities that aim to assist and prepare confident, socially responsible and adaptable individuals, within a safe, happy environment. We offer care to all school age children before, after school and during vacation periods.
    • We have highly experienced and qualified educators who aim to extend and enrich children’s wellbeing and development through programs that provide meaningful play and leisure.
    • Educators collaborate closely with children and have strong partnerships with families and community that support reflective practices for ongoing improvement.
    • Our service values the needs and the inclusion of all children and support is available to cater for children requiring additional needs.  
  • Service Philosophy Statement

    Service Philosophy Statement

    This Philosophy statement provides the foundation for all activities, practices, policies and procedures of the service.

    Hambledon OSHC believes that each child has the right to be an active member of the community in which they live, to express their opinions and have their views considered in any decision that may affect them. We believe that the best interests of the children and their right to play as well as learn and develop in a safe and nurturing environment is the primary consideration in all decision making at the service and is visible in the actions, interactions and daily work with the children. We believe that children are active learners from birth and through rich, engaging environments and meaningful interactions; we can build a foundation for successful lifelong learning.

    We acknowledge that parents and families are the child’s primary nurturers and that respectful, collaborative relationships strengthen the capacity and efforts of families and SAC services to support their children and promote each child’s health and wellbeing. We believe that the intrinsic worth of all children and their families, their strengths and their right to be equitable access and participation on the community is clearly visible in all aspects of the service delivery.

    The service believes that children have the right to have their individual and cultural identity recognised and respected and we value Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a core of the nations’ history, present and future.