St Mary’s (Erskineville) Out of Hours School-Care Inc (SMOOSH) has dedicated staff who provide a warm and inclusive atmosphere for all the children and families attending the service. We actively encourage involvement, participation and feedback in our programming from staff, management, children and families, based on children’s interests and needs. The program also allocates time for planned experiences and free play. We embrace the benefits cultural diversity brings to our school community.

Staff develop relationships with children and guide children’s behavior in a positive manner, consulting with families to develop appropriate care giving strategies. We aim to provide a fun, safe and developmentally appropriate environment for children, which gives families a sense of security that their children are stimulated, happy and well cared for.