Category: Information

March 9, 2022 -

Free Support for Flood-Affected OOSH

Support for Flood-Affected OOSHs Free One-on-One Support From Network In response to the major flood events across NSW, the NSW Department of Education has partnered with Network of Community Activities to deliver the Sector Support Flood Impact Program to provide free support to affected services. If your...
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January 31, 2022 - ,

$500 Vouchers for Parents to use on Before and After School Care

Network of Community Activities welcomes the $500 OOSH Vouchers investment by the NSW Government in recognition of families using out of school hours care, but holds continued concerns for the role of families in before and after school care programs on public schools. The $500...
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January 12, 2022 - ,

Staffing Shortages  – Impacting Vacation Care

Staffing Shortages  – Impacting Vacation Care Please see the Sydney Morning Herald article below. Many of the Network members were quoted in the article including Network. We understand the stress services are under and rest assured Network is seeking financial support for services. We know many of you are...
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December 13, 2021 - ,

Act Now to Save Parent-Managed OOSH Services in NSW

NSW Government puts parent-managed Out of School Hours Care services at risk of closure. The NSW Department of Education has announced a policy change that will devastate the OOSH Sector in NSW. Providers of all types and locations – not just parent-managed Services and OOSHs...
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December 3, 2021 - ,

Network Stands with NSW Teachers

Network of Community Activities stands with the teachers of NSW, and supports the planned teachers’ strike on 7 December 2021. Network members have asked us this week how the strike will impact OOSH Services. While OOSHs are able to open for extended hours for the...
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November 2, 2021 -

Welcome to our new website

During lockdown, as well as supporting OOSH Services, we have also been busy building a brand new website. The Network team is delighted to  share the launch with our members! We hope you like the fresh new look and the improved navigation that will allow...
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November 1, 2021 -

Groundbreaking News! Literature Review Released for OOSH

Network welcomes the recent release of ‘More Than “Just Convenient Care”‘(27th October, 2021).  A landmark report for our sector. This literature review is a first for the OOSH sector and contains important recommendations. Network supports all of the recommendations and looks forward to their implementation....
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September 3, 2021 -

Network recommends vaccinations for OOSH Educators

Getting vaccinated is an important way educators can protect themselves and the children in OOSH services and their communities from COVID-19. OOSHies: Book your Vaccines Now! Network and the Department of Education strongly recommend that all OOSH Educators, support staff and volunteers entering an OOSH site be vaccinated as...
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August 10, 2021 -

Categories and license agreements

Urgent Action Required: Protect the Future of your Parent-Run OOSH Are you a parent-run OOSH operating in a Public School? This information is incredibly important to ensure your OOSH survives into the future. In 2020 two parent-run OSHC Services closed as a result of the actions or inaction of...
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