What do you do when the school day has finished, but your working day hasn’t?

How do you keep your child busy during the school holidays?

The answer for many working families of school-aged children is Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) and WAYS has introduced this new program permanently due to demand for the community.

WAYS vision is to LEARN, CREATE, INSPIRE AND EXCITE.

WAYS OOSH is more than a ‘child-minding’ service and is an alternative to traditional onsite after school care services that focus on helping kids learn new active/fitness activities every term with a relaxed and safe environment with staff who are passionate and from the local area.

WAYS OOSH consists of After School Care (ASC) and Vacation Care (VC) for children aged from 8-12 years old (Yrs 3-6). 

We combine the traditional ASC program with recreational and learning activities that are in high demand for this age group. And our VC is a recreational and excursion based program over the School Holidays. 

WHAT WE OFFER:

– CCS rebate approved

– ASC from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, and VC from 8:00am -6:00pm

– Pick up from Bondi local schools for ASC

– A variety of new and exciting excursion activities

– Trained and passionate staff

OUR GOALS ARE:

– To provide an open learning environment that inspires the children to try new activities that challenge them and that build confidence.

– To create a safe environment with caring, fun, professional and passionate staff that encourage creativity with no limit.

– To provide a valuable educative space whereby children enjoy making friends and learning new thing.

– To always provide an exciting environment with activities that are interactive, encourage problem-solving, entertaining and innovative.

After School Care

VACATION CARE

OUR OOSH TEAM

Samantha Carroll (Sam)

OOSH Coordinator/Youth Manager

About Me:

I have worked in the childcare industry for 30 years. I started my career at Bondi Public School OOSH and worked at ILUKA daycare centre and have loved every moment of my job. I grew up here in Bondi I went to Rose Bay Public school and Vaucluse High. I come from a large family of 7 children. 2 brothers and 4 sisters. I’m an Aunty to 8 nieces and nephews and a Great-aunt to 6.

Interest & Hobbies:

Walking, Swimming, reading, spending time with my family and cooking

 

Qualifications:

Certificate III in Child Care, First aid, Anaphylactic, Asthma, WWCC , Child protection

 

 

 

 

Murray Thorpe

OOSH Educator/ Youth OOPS

About Me:

I started at WAYS in 2019 and have been grateful to be able to work closely with young people in the community. I enjoy an active lifestyle and am always keen to shoot hoops on the roof or have a bodysurf down at the beach. At WAYS my most in-demand skills are being first in for a game of tips and making cheese toasties, two tasks that I approach with great care and enthusiasm.

Interests & Hobbies:

If I’m not at the beach or down at a basketball court I might be going for a run or playing bocce with my friends. When I’m looking for some more quiet time I’m happy to have a read of a book or go for a fish. I am looking forward to being able to go to concerts more regularly as I love seeing live music.

 

Qualifications:

Certificate IV in Youth Work. From 2022, I will be studying Social Work at University.

 

Alex Ring

OOSH Educator

About Me: 

My passion for education and community-led me to start volunteering at WAYS one and a half years ago as a tutor. I am now working regularly each week as an educator and youth worker with the WAYS Team. 

Interests & Hobbies: 

I am a big fan of the outdoors so any opportunity to go surfing/cycling/camping out of Sydney is where you will find me! 

Qualifications: 

I just finished writing a 20,000 word thesis on the history of Samoa during the nineteenth century. 

 

Check out what WAYS AFter school Care have been up to!

Skateboard Workshops

Skateboard workshops are held every Wednesday, we have a skate instructor come in to help the kids refine and build their skills. Suitable for all skate abilities. Are lessons are held either onsite at WAYS rooftop, or offsite skate parks such as Bondi Beach, Waterloo & Mutch park.

Homework help

Our after school Homework Help program provides students with a dedicated space to work on their homework, art projects and even catch up on subjects that they may find challenging. The classes are run by a selection of volunteer tutors.

During our Homework help classes, students have access to computers, our well stocked art cupboard, stationary items, printers, and even afternoon snacks.

Fridays we swim!

During the summer months WAYS  take advantage of our amazing location and head down to one of our beautiful beaches to cool off

What's On at WAYS

Monday

WAYS Youth Training FOR MORE INFO

WAYS OOSH Bondi Beach 3pm - 6:15pm

WAYS Secondary Bondi Beach 9.45am - 3.15pm

 

Tuesday

WAYS Youth Training FOR MORE INFO

WAYS OOSH Bondi Beach 3pm-6:15pm

WAYS Secondary  Bondi Beach 9.4am - 3.15pm 

 

Wednesday

Free Counselling and Case Management FOR MORE INFO

WAYS Youth Training FOR MORE INFO

WAYS Secondary Bondi Beach 9.45am - 3.15pm

WAYS  OOSH Bondi Beach 3pm - 6:15pm

Thursday

Free Counselling and Case Management FOR MORE INFO

WAYS Youth Training FOR MORE INFO

WAYS Secondary Bondi Beach 9.45am - 3.15pm

WAYS OOSH Bondi Beach 3pm - 6:15pm

WAYS G.P Services. Available from 1pm - 4pm 

 

 

Friday

WAYS Youth Training

FOR MORE INFO

WAYS Secondary Bondi Beach 9.45am - 3.15 pm

WAYS OOSH 3pm - 6:15pm

 

Saturday

Youth Space Drop In recommencing Summer 2022/2023

Venue Hire Avaliable Saturday & Sunday