Before and After School Care

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We are committed to supporting parents to balance work and family. Silkwood School offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care programs for children in Preparatory to Year 7.

Our program is delivered in partnership with the Helping Hands Network.

At Helping Hands, we pride ourselves on providing children with fun, play-based learning experiences that meet all your family’s needs. From exciting activities, healthy nutritious food, to caring and motivated team members, our focus is always to ensure that your child is safe, cared for and most of all has fun!

What happens at Helping Hands?

Whether your child attends OSHC daily or only occasionally, each visit is an exciting and engaging adventure. After a structured day at school, it is important for children to have the chance to relax and participate in activities they enjoy. That’s why we provide a selection of planned and free play activities, offering children plenty of choice.

Children are also given the opportunity to relax and play with their friends – and just be children! Our services are set up in an engaging and interactive way to ensure children have access to ample resources, such as art and craft materials, sports equipment, cooking, drama, board games and much more. We also ensure children have the chance to complete their homework and lend a helping hand if required.

Our team

You can rest assured that your children are being cared for by our friendly, qualified and experienced team members. Our Coordinators and Educators have current Working With Children Checks, Police Checks and are trained in First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

How to Enrol

Enrolment is easy and completely free. We don’t charge any annual registration fees.

Click here to create an account and complete our online enrolment form, select the Helping Hands service for your child’s school and enter all required information into the required fields. Once enrolled, booking casual or permanent sessions through the iParent portal is simple!

An online enrolment form must be completed before your child can attend the service. If your family details or emergency contacts change, please update them through our website so that our records remain current.

More Information

Helping Hands Network Key Service Information

For more information speak to our friendly service coordinator on 0475 824 342 or visit our website

We look forward to meeting you and your family!