Waitlist and Alternative Care

Updated October 2019: Leichhardt OOSH has a waitlist, on some days, for Before and After School Care. Leichhardt OOSH’s Before School Care is licensed for 120 children and After School Care for 180 children.

At St. Fiacre’s OOSH, After School Care is licensed for 68 children. There is not currently a waitlist for this program.

2020 information: We encourage all families with children starting at Leichhardt Public School and St Fiacres to add their children to the 2020 waitlist by heading to the ENROL NOW page. We generally make offers for care in early November, once we confirm current enrolments.

2020 Daily Waitlist Numbers
Leichhardt OOSH M T W T F
Before School Care Waitlist 53 68 70 54 51
After School Care Waitlist 44 67 71 68 43


Use another After School Care Provider that collects from Leichhardt PS:

WHOOSH operate a CCS eligible after school care service at Leichhardt Town Hall.

Enrol in an extra-curricular activity:

Dancearama- After School Dance & Drama Classes ‘My son loves Dancearama! It’s his favourite day of the week. The teachers are fantastic, full of passion and enthusiasm. The after school program they run is fun, educational and very organised. Providing a great alternative to LOOSH.  I would highly recommend it.’ 

Kid A Performing Arts Co. is a Drama, Musical Theatre, Film and Radio School offering performance ensembles, term and holiday programs in acting, improv, filmmaking, animation and musical theatre for young people. Leading tutors from NIDA, WAAPA, VCA, AFTRS and Impro Australia. Value added service includes school pick ups and 6pm drop offs in private buses for 40 children daily from Leichhardt PS, plus afternoon tea and 90 minute classes.

Post a job on one of the following job boards:

Juggle Street

Sydney University Job Board

TAFE Careers Connect

Find A Babysitter

Child Care Jobs 

More suggestions through Care for Kids “Alternatives to OOSH”

Parents often ask us at what age children can be left alone. This is a question for each family to make, this NSW Government Info Sheet: Leaving Children Home Alone provides some things to consider.