Outside of School Hours Care


Our service is managed as a partnership between Nightcliff Primary School and Child Australia. We acknowledge and respect this partnership by sharing the goals of both Nightcliff Primary School values and Child Australia’s Vision and Mission.

Our objective is to support the Nightcliff Community by providing an education and care service as a place of learning, play and belonging for families and their children. We provide an all-encompassing curriculum that takes an integrated holistic approach and recognises the connections between children’s families and the importance of building reciprocal relationships. Our environments are planned, purposeful and designed to engage each child’s unique needs and interests.

At Nightcliff OSHC our program focus is based on‘Our Journey – Our Adventure‘. Our Journey-Our Adventure takes us to a place of discovery and learning. Discovering things about ourselves, our likes and dislikes. Discovering our abilities and talents. Developing friendships and leadership skills. Exploring possibilities and nature. Using imagination that will take us on wonderful adventures. Learning about the world around us, our community and most importantly appreciating family.

We offer both After School Care and Vacation Care

For further information about our opening hours, fees and programs please click on the following link.

Child Australia web page



Phone: (08) 8948 8456


Outside of School Hours Care (or OSHC) is provided at Nightcliff Primary School for Transition to Year 6 students enrolled at the school between the hours of 2.30pm – 5.30pm, Mondays to Fridays. Afternoon tea is provided.

The OSHC service is run from a dedicated classroom with its own arts and crafts area, computers, DVD and games area, dress up and reading corners and indoor table games. After school, qualified supervisors lead the children in sports or group activities such as basketball, soccer and cricket.

Other activities include: birthday celebrations, Easter egg hunt and bouncing castles. To encourage and support positive behaviour at the service, the children have also devised a play based on school values and a zero tolerance to bullying.

Phone Number 8948 8455.

Vacation Care

A planned program of excursions and activities are available during our Vacation Care programs also provided by the OSHC service during the following breaks:

•Between Term 1 – Term 2 – One week
•Between Term 2 – Term 3 – Four weeks
•Between Term 3 – Term 4 – One week
•Last week of the School Christmas Holidays – one week

Typically, the program includes: visits to Crocodylus Park, Museum and Art Gallery, beach, movies, cooking, gardening, library, dancing and ‘wet days’.

More Information

More information about Outside of School Hours Care and Vacation Care is available from the School Office.

My Time, Our Place

OSHC aims to meet the outcomes outlined in the Australian Framework: My Time, Our Place. This framework for School Age Care in Australia supports the ongoing development of children in school age care services. It ensures that they have opportunities to participate in leisure and play-based activities that are responsive to their needs, interests, and choices.

Contact Us

Address: Nightcliff Primary School
Cunjevoi Cresent
Nightcliff, NT 0810

Phone: (08) 8948 8488
Email: nightcliff.ps@ntschools.net

Office Hours: Mon to Fri
7:30am to 4:00pm