Kids Cottage Middle Harbour OOSH offers before and after school care for the students of Middle Harbour Public School in Mosman, as well as vacation care for the greater community. The Kids Cottage believes in providing an inclusive, age appropriate, creative, active and fun program with a variety of choices, in a safe, caring and sustainable environment.

We believe in respecting individuality whilst challenging the children’s growth cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically and encouraging the development of essential life skills.

We strive to provide the highest quality standards of out of school hours care responding to the community’s needs and contributing to the continuing education and well being of children in our care.

Our Kids Cottage Website is up and running and now offers direct access for parents to our enrollment forms, waitlist request forms and Vacation Care booking forms along with much more. 

Head over to our website to see what we have coming up at Kids Cottage. https://info871587.wixsite.com/thekidscottage

About Us

The Kids Cottage is a non-profit organisation managed by a volunteer Committee of parents and school community members. The Committee is a sub-committee of the Middle Harbour Public School Parents & Citizens Association (P&C).

The Centre currently caters for up to 230 children daily, which is separated into three groups allowing for the programs to reflect the cognitive, social, physical and emotional development of each group.

  • KIDS CLUB -Years 4,5 and 6
  • SENIORS– Years 2 & 3
  • JUNIORS – Kindy and Year 1

Operating hours:

The Centre is open for Before and After School Care, Monday to Friday coinciding with the school year. Kids Cottage also provides Vacation Care during the school holidays.

7:00am – 9:00am – Before School Care (BSC) 
3:00pm – 7:00pm – After School Care (ASC)
7:30am – 6:30pm – Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days (VAC)

The Centre closes for two weeks over Christmas. 

Current Fees:

  • BSC: Permanent $15.50; Casual $17.50
  • ASC: Permanent $24.75; Casual $26.75
  • VAC: $70 per day
  • Non-MHPS VAC $80 per day from September 2020
* Parent Management Committee reviews the centre fees as part of the annual budget. The last review was 30th September 2019.*

The Centre provides adequate staff to child ratios as per government regulations

  • 1-15 for in centre,
  • 1-8 for excursions &
  • 1-5 for swimming.

The program reflects the My Time Our Place Framework and the Centre philosophy, while adhering to the Nation Quality Framework and National Quality Standards.

In 2016 the Kids Cottage underwent Assessment and Rating, a process in which ACECQA, the governing body, assessed the service against the 7 quality areas of the National Quality Standards and was given an overall rating based on these results. The Kids Cottage Achieved “Exceeding National Quality Standard”