Welcome to Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) at Radford College. We operate as part of the school and feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful community.

All the staff in OSHC love working with children and being with children. Our central philosophy revolves around being child-centred. Children’s thoughts, discussions, families and opinions are of the utmost importance. We wish to empower children by believing in them and appreciating each child for the individual they are.

We use My Time Our Place, the National Framework for School Aged Care. My Time Our Place places an emphasis on communities and giving students opportunities to play and engage in a relaxed atmosphere with peers and educators. Social skills are developed through these activities and reflections are entered in the ‘floorbooks’ and Sway page. Please ask staff to see floorbooks or Sway QR code – they are a great sample of what goes on in afters.

We offer the following services in 2021:

  • ​Before School Care (PK–6)
  • After School Care (PK–6)
  • Holiday Programs (PK–6)

Bookings for Before Sch​ool Care in the ELC, After School Care (permanent or casual) and Holiday Programs in the ELC and Junior School require a completed 2021 Enrolment Form.

Changes to contact details, circumstances and persons authorised to collect children can be changed on My Family Lounge.​

OSHC bookings

Radford uses My Family Lounge for all bookings for our childcare services including school holiday programs.

Existing families

  • For existing OSHC families who do not yet have a My Family Lounge account, email us at afters@radford.act.edu.au and we will generate a login for you.
  • For existing families who already have a My Family Lounge account, click here to access your account and tell us about yourself, your child and what bookings you would like to make.

New families

  • For families who are new to Radford OSHC and have not yet completed an enrolment form, please click here to register for My Family Lounge. You will then be taken through a registration process to create your My Family Lounge account and enrol for OSHC.

Families requiring Before or After School Care or Holiday Program places in 2021 are asked to read the information below and complete the online enrolment for 2021 OSHC.

Places are limited and fill up fast.

Note: If you have requested permanent bookings, we will come back to you within 48 hours and advise if we have a spot available for your child. If we have a spot, we will email you an offer, ask you to accept the offer and complete and submit the enrolment form in the My Family Lounge portal.

Visit myfamilylounge.com.au for details on the benefits of this parent portal and step-by-step videos on how to use it.

Many families have chosen to suspend their After/Before School Care bookings due to the current climate. If you would like to rebook for care, please follow the instructions in the document below. If you have any difficulties or concerns about your OSHC bookings, please contact us at afters@radford.act.edu.au.

Payment methods

Payments for Radford College OSHC are paid in advance. Without a direct debit in place, we cannot guarantee places in our programs. Statements are sent out fortnightly by email.

To set up a direct debit, you'll need to add your credit card or bank account details to your enrolment form on My Family Lounge.

Outside School Hours Care programs

Before School Care (BSC)

7:30–8:50am during term time
Early Learning Centre Playground

Children are dropped off by parents and taken to the ELC piazza/playground where parents sign their child/ren in on the BSC roll. Children are then invited to have breakfast (served until 8am) or participate in outside activity options. Upon completion of the BSC program, OSHC staff will walk children to their classes and sign Pre-Kindergarten children in on the ELC register. In the event of wet weather BSC will be held in one of the ELC classrooms.

ELC After School Care (Afters)

3:00–6:00pm during term time
Early Learning Centre Piazza

Pre-K children are collected from their classes at 3pm by an OSHC staff member. Following sign in and outside play, they are offered afternoon tea. This is then followed by inside and outside programmed activity options which they may participate in. The Kindergarten children join the ELC program on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Junior School After School Care (Afters)

3:20–6:00pm during term time
Junior School Undercroft

For the first part of Term 1, to assist with the adjustment of the transition period, children in Years K and 1 will be collected from their classes by an OSHC staff member. Children in Years 2 to 4 will make their way straight from class at the end of the day and children in Years 5 and 6 will make their way to Afters using the crossings.

Upon arrival children are greeted by the staff, signed in and following a period of outside play, are offered afternoon tea. This is followed by programmed activity options which they may participate in.

Holiday Care

8:00am–6:00pm at the Junior School Undercroft

Holiday Program dates 2021

Summer: Monday 11 January to Monday 1 February

Autumn: Tuesday April 6 to Friday April 16

Winter: Monday 28 June to Friday 9 July

Spring: Monday 27 September to Friday 8 October

End of year: Monday 13 December to Wednesday 22 December

Holiday Program dates 2022

Summer: Monday 10 January to Monday 31 January

Autumn: Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April

Winter: Friday 24 June to Friday 8 July

Spring: Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October

End of year: Wednesday 7 December to Thursday 22 December