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Before School Care

Our Before School Care Service operates from 6:30am - 9:00am during the school term. 

Children can enjoy a nutritious breakfast, play and enjoy their time before being safely escorted onto the school bus. Children enter the care of Blue Mountains Transit Bus Company who will see all children safely to the school grounds.

Vacation Care

Any child enrolled in primary school may attend our Vacation Care service, which operates during the state school holidays from 7:00am - 6:30pm.

Children enjoy a range of activities including excursions and incursions, which make their holidays engaging and memorable. 

More about us

We aim to be an inclusive service, catering to children's individual needs and are committed to providing a nurturing, supportive environment for all. We cater to children's dietary requirements, support their additional needs and our premises is largely wheelchair accessible. We believe in and uphold the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Our staff are suitably experienced and qualified and undertake regular training.


After School Care

Our After School Care service operates from 2:30pm - 6:30pm.

Children are met at the bus stop on Macquarie Road by our service staff and escorted safely to the Centre. They enjoy a varied, nutritious afternoon tea, play, relax and enjoy a fun, interesting programme.

Student Free Days

We offer all day care from 6:30am - 6:30pm on most state school student free days. 

If any of the schools we service operate a normal school day, we run our before and after school care service concurrently for those children attending school for that day.


As a licensed child care provider, we are approved for the Government Childcare Subsidy (CCS) making our not-for-profit service even more accessible and affordable for families. 

Families can apply for the CCS via their online MyGov account, which links to Centrelink, and fees are reduced accordingly. Families pay only the out-of-pocket cost to the service.



Tanderra OOSH is a before, after and vacation care service licensed for up to 80 children per day. Our service is managed by the Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative Ltd and is a community-based, not-for-profit service committed to providing high quality care at affordable rates. We have been providing care to families in the community for more than 35 years. 

Tanderra operates from a converted house centrally located in Springwood that feels like a 'home away from home'. Our qualified and experienced staff team is made up of people who are caring, enthusiastic and deeply committed to providing children with a safe, fun and stimulating environment in which to enjoy their out of school hours. Our commitment is to provide families with a safe place where you can be assured you will be collecting happy, contented children at the end of the day.

Please click here to read our Service Philosophy Statement.


Year Established


enrolled in 2020


Children enrolled in 2020


Bookings across all Services in 2020
Vacation Care


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Tanderra OOSH

14 Raymond Road
Springwood, Australia, NSW 2777

Tel: 02 4751 5215

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