About Us

290COOSH is a not for profit association run by a voluntary Parent Management Committee. It was established in 1990 by former parents of Concord Public School to provide an outside of school hours care service for children attending Concord Public School and neighbouring schools.

Although COOSH is separate from the P&C Association they work with them closely and the school executive to improve services for the parents and children attending Concord Public School.

COOSH is an approved centre, which gives our parents the ability to access Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as a fee reduction.

We constantly strive to provide the best quality of care for the children who attend our centre by providing a fun and interactive weekly program in a caring and nurturing environment. We have a team of dedicated staff who are both experienced and passionate about working with children.

Before and After School Care

Our Before & After School Care operates Monday – Friday on school days, between the following hours:

Mornings: 7:00am-9:00am
Afternoons: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Vacation Care

During the school holidays we provide Vacation Care which caters for the children of Concord Public School and the wider community. Vacation Care is packed with exciting activities that take place both in and out of the centre. Our program aims to keep your children entertained during the holidays and ensure that they are having lots of fun with their friends.  Vacation Care


During the School Term, we provide a nutritious breakfast for the children between 7:00am and 8:30am.

In the afternoon sessions at COOSH, we provide the children with afternoon tea, which is served straight after roll call. Afternoon tea is varied during the week, and we update our program regularly according to the season. A  fruit platter is also provided every afternoon.

Special Dietary Requirements

Our centre ensures that all children with special dietary requirements are adequately catered for. We are a nut free centre and all appropriate measures are taken when preparing food for children with allergies. Our menu caters for vegetarian children and is both varied and nutritious.

Children with Special Needs

Our centre caters for children with special needs and is able to access Inclusion Support for these children in some situations.