about us

Leichhardt Out of School Hours (LOOSH)

is a parent-run not for profit organisation, established in 1988 on the grounds of Leichhardt Public School, which strives to provide quality out of school hours care to school age children in our community.

LOOSH Philosophy

Leichhardt Out Of School Hours (LOOSH) is a not for profit incorporated association, managed by its members and led by dedicated, professional staff. Its primary role is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children which enables parents/carers to pursue work, study/training or other activities.

LOOSH is a professional and accredited service that strives to offer quality care in a child-focused environment.

Our LOOSH Philosophy Values:

Value the role of play

This is as demonstrated through the wide variety of supervised recreational activities we offer that support learning and encourage children to express themselves and their opinions.

Create a positive atmosphere

Create a positive atmosphere that fosters the particular social, emotional, creative and physical development of middle childhood in primary school-aged children.

Value equity

Value equity and promote a fair and inclusive environment where all children, families and staff are treated as equal and valued individuals, and confidentiality is respected.

Cater for the physical wellbeing

Cater for the physical wellbeing of children by providing tasty and healthy food that adheres to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.

Are inclusive of diversity

Are inclusive of diversity, fostering awareness, respect and empathy and supporting the interaction between people with different cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Strive for continuous improvement

Strive for continuous improvement and reflection through staff professional development and training in order to provide the best quality care.

We strive to meet the needs of our community and maintain close links with our stakeholders.

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