Merri Creek Primary School Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) is a not-for-profit service, operated by School Council. We have a strong focus on social and emotional learning in a relaxed, fun and safe environment. We are currently rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards by the Department of Education & Training.


Merri Creek OSHC operates Before Care, After Care, and Curriculum Day programs for families who need care for their children at these times.


Before Care operates from 7.30am to 8.45am with spaces available for up to 45 children. Breakfast is offered between 7:30am and 8:15am, with cereals, toast and spreads, yoghurt, and fresh fruit available each morning.


After Care operates from 3.30pm to 6.00pm with spaces available for up to 160 children. A healthy afternoon snack is available each day, consisting of fresh fruit and vegetable platters as well as some more substantial such as pasta, fried rice and a variety of vegetarian options. Children with dietary needs are catered for accordingly.


During school holidays, Vacation Care is operated by The City of Yarra. For more information about the Vacation Care programs call City of Yarra on 9205 5555 or visit them online at www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/Services/Family-and-Children-Services/vacation-care-primary-age/


Kathy Marshall is the Coordinator.

Tim Haines is Senior Educator

We have qualified and enthusiastic staff with a range of diverse interests and skills that they bring to the service.


Our program provides a wide variety of supervised high quality play, learning and life experiences and recreational activities which assist the social, emotional, creative and physical development of primary school age children, and are also appropriate to a child’s age, stage of development, family and cultural background.


To ensure a place it is essential to enrol your child and make a booking. We accept regular and casual bookings. We recommend that all families enrol, in the event that care is required in an emergency. Legally, we can only accept children at the service if they are enrolled.



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New Family OSHC Enrolment

To enrol your child with Merri Creek Primary School OSHC, please register with Smart Central.


If you already have a child enrolled with Merri Creek Primary School OSHC, please log in to Smart Central and add a new child to your existing account.


Family Resources

Here are some links to information and resources that you may find useful:

Healthy Eating for Children

Cyber Bullying

Protecting Children from Abuse


Raising Children

At raisingchildren.net.au, we provide free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. We’re funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial, so you know you can trust us.


Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Victoria and the ACT, Australia. We offer a range of services and programs that support families who have a child   (aged 0-8) with a disability or additional needs.


FKA Children's Services

FKA Children’s Services (fkaCS) advocates for children’s cultural and linguistic rights and provides support to education and care services in the provision of culturally rich environments that support a civil society.



Crisalida offers mental health services including psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychodrama, art therapy and family therapy


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