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St Joseph's BASC

St. Joseph's Out of School Hours Care service educates and cares for children K-6 from St. Joseph's Catholic School Como. St. Joseph's BASC operates 5 days per week, 7am – 9am and 3pm-6pm 40 weeks per year (excluding public holidays). We also offer vacation care for school holiday periods at Oyster Bay & Bonnet Bay OSHC centres.

In keeping with the ethos of St. Joseph Catholic School, our service works closely with the school’s priest, the school and church community. This service is located at the St. Joseph school’s hall. There is also a spacious outdoor area alongside the hall that allows for children to participate in a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

Our qualified educators incorporate the “My Time Our Place Framework”, encouraging children to choose between exploring, experimenting, being active or finding a quiet area to read a book or just be. Our program provides for all children of all abilities. Our fun filled program includes a nutritious afternoon tea, craft, computer games, group games, outside games and sport. 

We also take learning very seriously and if you choose to have your child do their homework at our centre, we will make sure they are getting the best support. We have at least one dedicated educator for this, ensuring that encouragement is given and questions and queries are answered.

We recognise that children's comfort and well-being extend beyond meeting the children’s basic needs. For that reason, we use Maslow's hierarchy of needs as a framework to ensure that children are supported beyond their basic and survival needs. We implement the 5 tiers of the pyramid, beginning with meeting the children's basic needs and ending with motivating them to be the best they can be (the pyramid's top).


Esteem Needs

Love & belongings needs

Safety Needs

Physiological Needs

The desire to become
the most one can be

Respect, confidence,  recognition, strength, freedom

Friendship, intimacy,  family, sense of connection.

Personal Security, resources, health, property.

Air, water, food, shelter, warmth, clothing, sleep & rest etc.

What we do 


  • We provide age-appropriate risk-taking activities to challenge and motivate children to do better

  • We provide experiences so the children can become active participants in the community

  • We build upon their strength and utilise them to inform our practises

  • We praise and acknowledge children's achievements 

Esteem Needs

  • We teach children diversity and cultural acceptance. We value them for who they are and we embrace differences as strenghts

  •  We value their opinion and encourage them to make choices 

  • We let them take part in the centre's chores so they can demonstrate their competencies

  • We encourage them to pursue their interests and we extend on them

  • We show genuine love and care

Love and belongings Needs

  • We make time for each child equally so they feel valued and secure in our relationship with them

  • We encourage children to build relationships with others through play activities 

  • We acknowledge children's emotions as valid and acceptable 

  • We make an effort to build respectful relationships with their families and people in their lives

Safety Needs

  • Children's safety is our number 1 priority. Policies and procedures are develop to minimise any potential risks including:

  • Physical and environmental hazards,

  • Medical condition plans are developed,

  • Child protection procedures are in place and regular updated,

  • Staff are trained to respond to risk regarding children's safety and wellbeing.

Physiological Needs

  • We provide healthy meals that are designed in consultation with a nutritionist 

  • Spar clothing is available at our service

  • Sleep and rest areas are designed to meet children's needs.



Tel. 0403 686 527



St Joseph

Oyster Bay NSW 2226

7-9am & 3-6pm
Monday to Friday




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