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Welcome to SMOOSH

St. Mary’s (Erskineville) Out of Hours School-Care Inc

Our Mission

St Mary’s Out of Hours School care has dedicated staff who provide a warm and inclusive atmosphere for all the children and families attending the service. We actively encourage involvement, participation and feedback in our programming from staff, management, children and families, based on children’s interests and needs, the program reflects the needs of the middle child by fostering and allocating time for planned experiences and free play . We embrace the benefits cultural diversity brings to our school community.

Staff develop relationships with children and guide children’s behavior in a positive manner, consulting with families to develop appropriate care giving strategies. We aim to provide a fun, safe and developmentally appropriate environment for children, which gives families a sense of security that their children are stimulated, happy and well cared for.



SMOOSH is operated out of KOSMAC house, at 56 Swanson Street, which is conveniently located immediately adjacent to St Mary’s Primary School and within a 5 minute walk from Erskineville Railway station.  Access to Kosmac house for children is directly from the school playground.  At the end of the school day, children need not leave the school grounds to attend SMOOSH.  Kindergarten children are collected from outside their classrooom and escorted to the children’s entrance to KOSMAC house.

Services & Fees

Demand for places in our After School Care service is very high and there is a waiting list that is (unfortunately) rarely empty. Priority is given to children at St. Mary’s Primary School, Erskineville (and those who will soon commence tuition at St.Mary’s) but children from other primary schools are always welcome. We are pleased that we are usually able to satisfy community demand for places during school vacation / holiday periods.

  • After School Child Care
  • $28
  • per day per child
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play Activities
  • Homework Club
  • Afternoon Tea
  • No Late Pickup
  • Before School Child Care
  • $20
  • per day per child
  • 7:00am – 9:00am
  • Breakfast provided
  • Children will be escorted into the care of St. Mary’s school at 8:40am in time for line-up 
  • Vacation and Pupil-Free-Days
  • $45
  • per day per child
  • 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Daily Program variety including arts and crafts, sports, theme days
  • No Late Pickup
  • Vacation Care Incursion
  • $70
  • per day per child
  • 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Activities include in-house visits from science, creative arts or sports services etc
  • No Late Pickup
SMOOSH is fully accredited by the NCAC (National Childcare Accreditation Council) and all Service Fees qualify for the Child Care Subsidy.

Admissions & enrolments

Below you will find the Service Access Policy of the association that guides the administration of admissions and enrolments for both After School Care and Vacation Care.

Service Access Policy

Committee Members

President:                Amie Huntsdale

Vice President:      Emma Mitchell

Secretary:                Joanne Khoury

Treasurer:                      Sue Davis

Public Officer:              Judy Meek

Ordinary Members:   John O’Herlihy, Lynne Boyce, Suin Jung, Roland Gamsjaeger

News updates

Before School Care service

St Mary’s (Erskineville) Out of Hours School-Care Inc. (SMOOSH) has commenced offering a Before School Care service this year. The cost is $20 per child per day which includes breakfast. The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are available to eligible families using the Before School Care service. If you would like to apply…

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Our Location

Our address is:
SMOOSH After School Care
56 Swanson Street
Erskineville 2043 NSW

Contact Us

Call us on: 02 9516 5600

Email us on: info @ smoosh . com . au

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