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Working in Outside School Hours Care

Are you searching for a fulfilling career in Child Care and have a passion for helping children to grow, learn and have fun? The Y OSHC is for you!

One of the key benefits of a career in OSHC is the flexibility to earn money while balancing study and personal or family commitments.

Our dedicated service staff and on/offsite management teams uphold the highest quality care and standards of service to safeguard our YMCA children and support the communities in which we work.

Here at the Y, we like to think of our OSHC services as a home away from home... not only for our children, but for our staff as well!

Apply now and join us as we foster an environment full of laughter, imagination, creativity and fun... because when children come to the YMCA OSHC, they’ll want to come again tomorrow!

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Sam Smith, OSHC Educator

Outside School Hours Care Positions Available


Casual, Part-time, Full time

Whether you love creativity and art, are a keen sports enthusiast, consider yourself a culinary mastermind or just love a board game or two — we'd love to have you join our OSHC team!

Our OSHC Educators care for primary school children both before and after school, as well as throughout the school holidays.

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Every day is new and exciting at OSHC, but always includes: 

  • Running fun indoors and outdoors activities with groups of children, including games, sports, art, homework help, music, science, cooking and more.
  • Welcoming families and children to the service
  • Actively supervising and engaging with children
  • Serving up a nutritious breakfast and afternoon tea to help kids thrive
  • Making sure children check in and out of OSHC safely.

Assistant Coordinator

Full time, part-time

Ready to take the next step in your career? Our Assistant Coordinators supports the Service Coordinator with the day-to-day running of the service and management of a team of Educators.

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This role assists with:

  • Developing quality programs
  • Managing the day-to-day running of the programs
  • Supporting the Coordinator with staff management
  • Ensuring compliance with policy
  • Undertaking administrative requirements
  • Working collaboratively with families and the school community.


Part-time, Full time

Love working with children but also have a passion for leadership? Get the best of both worlds and manage your own OSHC service as a Coordinator! Enjoy organising and supervising exciting activities while also managing the day-to-day running of an OSHC service and team.

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This role includes but is not limited to:

  • Overseeing OSHC enrollments and promotion
  • Building strong relationships with OSHC staff, children and the school community
  • Maintaining regular communication with parents, carers and school staff
  • Planning creative, exciting and awesome daily activities and school holiday programs
  • Creating staff rosters and allocating shifts
  • Being a leader to and supporting educators at your OSHC service
  • Working with the YMCA OSHC head office team to develop and improve your OSHC service.

Outside School Hours Care Working Hours Overview

Flexibility, work-life balance and choice are just part of what makes OSHC so great! Working as an OSHC educator is perfect for parents with young children, busy university students and anyone who craves free time throughout the day.

Educators work mornings before school and afternoons once school is over (approximately in 3-hour blocks). The Y is supportive of personal circumstances and caters to staff who are unavailable certain days, mornings or afternoons.

Coordinators are full-time staff as they need to manage the OSHC service on a daily basis.

Outside School Hours Care Staff Benefits

In addition to joining a supportive, inclusive and community-focused workplace, the Y also offers staff benefits including free gym membership, counselling services, discounted private health and more.

OSHC Qualifications

It’s simple and easy to begin a career in OSHC! All you need is: 

  • A relevant Certificate or Diploma qualification in Children Services (or an equivalent qualification). You also don’t have to be finished your studies to get started!
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Working with Children Check – Blue Card
  • National Police Check

Additional qualifications include being a big kid at heart, having an endless imagination and passion for having fun!

YMCA Outside School Hours Care Working Locations

YMCA Outside School Hours Care is the fastest-growing OSHC service in South East Queensland. With more than 54 sites across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Ipswich and Toowoomba, there are endless opportunities to discover a rewarding career as an Outside School Hours Care Educator with the Y.

Outside School Hours Care Jobs FAQs

Can international children’s services qualifications be used for OSHC Educators?

Please submit an application online to have your children's services qualifications assessed to determine if they are equivalent. This applies to both international and Australian qualifications that do not fall under pre-approved qualifications.

Can I be an OSHC educator if I’m studying teaching/education at university?

Absolutely! Being an OSHC educator is fantastic work experience for university students, allowing for a healthy work/life/study balance — and sometimes our student OSHC educators discover they prefer working with children outside of a structured classroom environment.

Can I put in my availability based on family or study commitments?

Yes, the Y is flexible in scheduling shifts based on your availability. For example, if you have class every Monday afternoon or need to care for your own children on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can relay this to your OSHC Coordinator.

What is the earliest and latest you work?

Each OSHC location has slightly different opening hours, but typically your work hours will be between 6:00am – 6:00pm. Shifts are generally in three hour blocks in the morning and afternoon, while children attend school during the middle of the day.

What room for career progression is there?
There is lots of room for growth and career development working in OSHC. Educators can work towards Assistant Coordinator or Coordinator roles. Because the Y is a large organisation, development also extends to management positions outside of the OSHC classroom, such as Area Coordinators, Business Development roles, administration and so much more.