Ironside OSHC is managed by the Ironside State School Parents and Citizens Association. Ironside OSHC is committed to providing a quality service to parents and the community, operating as a non-profit organisation located in St Lucia, Queensland. Our services include providing care for Prep to Grade 6 children at Ironside State School during Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care. The service program contains both structured and unstructured play, fun physical games and recreational challenges, as well as an area for children to complete homework. Our aim is to ensure that all groups and abilities are recognised and provided for during every session.
All staff members have current blue cards, up-to-date first aid qualifications, anaphylaxis and asthma management certificates and most staff are studying education, childcare or other related fields.

Our Philosophy

IRONSIDE OSHC believes that each child has the right to be an active member of the community in which they live, to express their opinions and to have their views considered in decisions that affect them.

We believe the best interests of the children and their right to play, learn and develop in a safe and nurturing environment, is the primary consideration in all decision making at IRONSIDE OSHC and is visible in the actions, interactions and daily work with the children.

We believe that children are active learners from birth and through rich, engaging environments and meaningful interactions, we can build a foundation for successful lifelong learning.

We acknowledge that parents and families are the child’s primary educators and that respectful, collaborative relationships strengthen the capacity and efforts of families and OSHC services to support and promote each child’s health and wellbeing.

We acknowledge the important role that schools’ play in children’s education, learning and development and seek to develop complementary and supportive relationships based on collaborative partnerships.

We acknowledge through all aspects of service delivery, the intrinsic worth and strengths of all children and their families, and their right to equitable access and participation in the community.

IRONSIDE OSHC believes that children have the right to have their individual and cultural identity recognised and respected. We value Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a core part of the nation’s history, present and future. We seek to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in our day to day practice with children and families through our commitment to reconciliation.

We value ongoing learning and reflective practice as a way to inform and enrich the decisions made that continuously promote positive wellbeing, learning and developmental outcomes for children.

Meet the Team

Emma

Coordinator

Lucy

Assistant Coordinator Programming and Practice

Giorgia

Assistant Coordinator Safety and Compliance