Balmain East Out Of School Care offers a quality After-School and Vacation Care service to children on the Balmain peninsula. We are located at Nicholson Street Public School in Balmain East.
We provide After-School care every weekday from 3.15pm until 6pm. Children from Nicholson Street PS and Father John Therry School attend daily.
During school vacations (including NSW Public School pupil-free days) we run a full Vacation Care program every day, from 7.30am right through to 6pm. These sessions are open to all students of primary school age, no matter which school they attend.
BESC is managed by a volunteer team of parents drawn from all the schools represented in the centre. It is not formally associated with Nicholson Street PS or any of the P&Cs, although we do maintain good relations with them. We have a full-time, fully qualified, Co-ordinator who is assisted by a number of carers as required.
Our trial of a Before School Care Service has been moderately successful. We now have a core group of users who attend regularly, along with a number of casual users.
In order to provide a better view of the long-term viability of this service, we have now committed to running this service until the end of Term 1 2016.
Before School Care is open to all NSPS families, whether or not you currently use After Care or Vacation Care. The service operates every school day from 7am. Full details of the trial can be found here. Spaces are available on both a permanent and casual basis
If you would like to enrol your child in Before School Care, please use this form and return it to the Centre.
If you have any questions about the Before School Care trial, please get in touch with us.
Please remember to pack your hats! We strictly enforce a no-hat, no-play rule. Hatless children will need to stay under cover whilst their friends run around in the sunshine!
Please note that the centre closes promptly at 6pm
Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to collect all your children (and their belongings) before then.