Kids Cottage

The Kids Cottage Middle Harbour OOSH 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).

We offer 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.

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.

Head over to our Kids Cottage website to see what we have coming up at Kids Cottage.


Kindy and Year 1


Years 2 & 3


Years 4,5 and 6

6:30am 9:00am Before School Care
3:00pm 7:00pm After School Care
7:30am 6:30pm Vacation Care and Pupil Free Days

Operating hours

The Kids Cottage 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.

The Centre closes for two weeks over Christmas.

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”


Thank you for your interest in The Kids Cottage Before and After School Care program. While we have permanent bookings available for before school care, we are currently fully booked with a lengthy waitlist for our after school care program. We understand that this news is not ideal, and we are trying everything we can to accommodate all our families’ care needs.

If you are interested in enrolling in Kids Cottage for before and after school care immediately, please contact the Kids Cottage centre to discuss the options available.

If your child/ren will be attending Middle Harbour for the first time in 2019, please complete our 2019 Waitlist form using the link below. Please be aware that by completing the application, you are simply putting your name down on the waitlist and this does not guarantee you any permanent after school care bookings for 2019. Currently, the average wait time for a permanent after school care booking is 18 months. We wish we had better news for you, please be assured that we are working diligently to solve our space issues.