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

Inclusions :

Nutritious menu, activities, equipment, resources and arts n crafts
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Why choose Gowrie NSW Outside School Hours Care?

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.



Activities program for active curious learners

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.

A team of qualified educators

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

Before and After School Fees

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 




What’s included in the daily fee?

  • 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


How we communicate with you

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. 


What Government rebates and benefits are available?

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.


To enrol in Outside School Hours Care

1. Download the Enrolment Form

2. Complete the Enrolment Form and email here

3. The Coordinator will contact you with confirmation of enrolment and an enrolment pack will be provided with information on the program, policies and procedures upon a centre visit.

For more information contact or fill in the expression of interest form at the bottom of this page.


Our parents say ...

"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."