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Gowrie NSW Orange East OSHC


Gowrie NSW Orange East
Orange East Public School | 45 Spring Street Orange NSW 2800 Show On Map
Monday - Friday | School term times: 6:30am – 9:00am and 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages Ages 5 - 12 years
Enrolments 0477 963 873

About Gowrie Outside School Hours Care

Gowrie NSW OSHC (Before and After School Care) is a nurturing and engaging program designed to provide children with enriching experiences beyond the school day. With a strong emphasis on creating a safe and inclusive environment, we offer a diverse range of activities that cater to children's individual interests and developmental needs. From creative arts and crafts to outdoor explorations and educational games, every aspect of the program is thoughtfully crafted to foster children's growth, social interactions, and well-being.

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"Both my children have a fantastic time at Orange East. They love having their breakfast there, and having fun before school.  They have a real connection to the community here at Orange East, and work hard to develop strong relationships with all the families. Highly recommend Gowrie OSHC!"

Orange East


Gowrie NSW Orange East Outside School Hours Care is a quality, not for profit before and after school care located on the grounds of Orange East Public School. We cater for children from 5 years to 12 years (Kindergarten to Year 6).

We encourage children to participate in a play-based learning environment and provide a range of stimulating, fun and creative activities built on positive interactions and enriching experiences in a safe and happy environment.

Our service prides itself on the strong connections we have formed within the Central West community and the strong relationships we have with our families and children.

We are committed to excellence and strive to make a lasting impact on children’s lives.


Children at Orange East Outside School Hours Care will enjoy a variety of planned and spontaneous experiences supporting intentional play-based learning.

Our daily program includes activities based on children’s interests including:

  • craft and creativity projects
  • science exploration
  • construction using recycled and loose part objects
  • small group games
  • physical skills games
  • homework support
  • use of IT resources in a variety of ways to capture children’s interests in projects
  • quiet, relaxation and mindfulness activities
  • logical and critical thinking experiences
  • collaborative and team building experiences
  • clubs which promote children’s lifelong learning such as cooking, gardening and sustainability, sewing, woodworking, multicultural and social justice programs
  • hands on sensory based activities including different textures and materials.

The Gowrie NSW Orange East before and after school care program is delivered by a team of professional educators and support staff, dedicated to providing a high quality engaging outside school hours program in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment. Our educators;

  • Encourage children’s curiosity, exploration and problem solving
  • Value and respect children’s ideas and questions
  • Support children to build positive relationships with others
  • Respect the individuality of all children

Fee Structure 



Fee before CCS

Fees after CCS could be as little as*

Before School Care 

6:30am – 9.00am 



After School Care 2 hours 

3.10pm – 6:30pm 



Vacation Care  

6:30am – 6:30pm 



  • Spacious outdoor area and sports equipment
  • Nutritional Menu designed and prepared on-site
  • Plenty of equipment and resources for sports, games, arts and crafts to encourage creativity and curiosity

We use Storypark to share updates in real time about what your child is doing. We want you to be as much a part of the experience as your child, we also don’t want you to miss a second of the memories they’re creating with us at Gowrie NSW.

For eligible families enrolled in our approved OSHC services, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will assist with reducing the out of pocket childcare fees for families.

  • Complete the Expression of Interest form and the Gowrie NSW Enrolments team will advise if there are vacancies.
  • Gowrie NSW Enrolments team will send through an enrolment pack which families need to complete upon enrolment to the service.
  • Once the enrolment pack is completed (with all required documents provided), processed, and confirmed, families, will be provided with information on the program, policies, and procedures.

Gowrie NSW Orange East Vacation Care offers an action-packed program of hands-on creativity, exploration, investigation, and fun! From art & drama to science & sports, there’s something to engage the imagination of every child, and their friends. Plus, we provide a healthy afternoon tea at no extra cost.

Register for Vacation Care

"I just wanted to thank you, and the team, for a wonderful term 3. My girls have been really happy attending care with Gowrie NSW this year, and it really comes down to the passion, creativity and interaction each of you are sharing with them."

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