New Families

If your child is, or will be, attending New Lambton South Public, New Lambton Primary or New Lambton Heights Infants school, and you are looking for high quality before and after school care, then you should enrol your child with us at NLDOOSH.

Our experienced staff are qualified in childcare and education. We also have a qualified dietician planning and preparing our menus and a qualified nurse supporting the health and wellbeing of our children. We run a daily program designed specifically to support your child’s educational journey and build a sense of community and belonging.

We care about our children and are invested in their development and wellbeing. Every effort is made to help children thrive and feel at home in our centres.

We offer both permanent and casual after school care.

Fast Facts
  • Providing quality before and after school care 1992
  • Permanent and casual bookings
  • Available to children from New Lambton South Public, New Lambton Primary and New Lambton Heights Infants schools
  • 2 centres
NEW LAMBTON
St James Road,
New Lambton NSW
(located on the grounds of New Lambton South Primary School)
NEW LAMBTON HEIGHTS
176 Lookout Rd,
New Lambton Heights, NSW
(located on the grounds of New Lambton Heights Infants School)
  • Over 500 enrolled children
  • Over 380 families
  • 33 staff
  • Hours of operation, Monday to Friday:
    Before School: 6.45am – 9am
    After School: 3.15pm – 6pm
  • Approved to offer Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to all families who are assessed and approved by the Department of Human Services
  • Not for profit community organisation
Our program

Is your child the next Lego master? The next goal keeper for the Jets or Samsung Diamonds? Does your child embrace art and craft in a way that far exceeds your home craft supplies? Or do you have a child that enjoys a bit of quiet time in their down time? We understand that children are different and want different things from their before and after school care. With this in mind we make sure there are a wide and diverse range of activities and experiences on offer in each session.

We also provide many opportunities for our children to develop socially through structured activities and sports, free play or even our very social meal times. Social skills are important life skills and our inclusive environment, combined with the programs we offer, afford our children an excellent opportunity to develop those skills in an organic way.

In support of our children’s general education and personal growth we offer child lead interest- based activities. These offer chances for safe risk taking and exploration as well as the development of problem solving and leadership skills, independent thinking and decision making. Individuality is embraced and encouraged in our centres, helping our children develop to their full potential.

Want more details about our wide and diverse daily programs?

To see our children enjoying our daily program at NLDOOSH visit our Facebook page and gallery

Food

Food is important here at NLDOOSH and mealtimes are social occasions where we all get together in a relaxed atmosphere, chat about our day and nourish our bodies. We also believe that good nutrition is crucial, particularly for children, so we have a qualified dietician that designs and prepares our menus.

Elise designs our menus to provide nutritious and varied food options in a way that promotes enjoyment of many different foods. We also use positive examples and education to encourage our children to develop good eating and hygiene practices that hopefully translate into lifelong healthy habits.

Want to know more about our menu guidelines and principles?

Elise, our qualified Dietician and Food Preparation Officer

Actual photos of our delicious and nutritious menu offerings:
Caring for children with medical conditions or food allergies

The depth of experience and knowledge of our staff ensures we have excellent systems and processes in place. It’s this experience and knowledge that guarantees appropriate care is available for all children, including those with medical conditions or food allergies. If your child has a medical condition or food allergy, we will have appropriate processes in place to ensure they are kept safe and their needs are accommodated.

Ensuring that our health and wellbeing training, processes and policies are robust and encompassing is our qualified nurse, Lorraine. Lorraine’s role is to oversee all medical records, policies and procedures and to provide advice on the health and wellbeing of our children.

Lorraine, our qualified nurse

Does your child have a medical condition or food allergy?

The first step in ensuring their care with us is identifying their special needs or dietary requirements on your New Family Enrolment Form, during the enrolment process. Prior to your child’s first session with us we will contact you to discuss their care in detail.

Diversity and inclusivity

Diversity is welcomed and celebrated in our centres. Our children, and staff, enjoy learning about different cultures and belief systems. We welcome families from all backgrounds and beliefs and encourage our families to share their religious and cultural observations and celebrations with us.

Fees

NLDOOSH is a not-for-profit organisation. Our Management Committee and staff ensure our service is high quality and provides the best affordable care for our families. We are also approved to offer Child Care Subsidy to all families who are assessed and approved by the Department of Human Services.

Our fees for the following year are set by the NLDOOSH Management Committee and published on our website in term 4 each year. Each family is required to pay a registration fee per child each year in addition to payments for care and there may be charges for other activities such as the provision of breakfast or excursions.

Enrolment for next year

An announcement will be put on our website when enrolment opens for new families, around mid October. At this time the enrolment form for new families will become available on our New Family Enrolment page.

If you are on our waiting list you will receive an email notification when enrolment opens for new families (around mid October). We will also post on Facebook so make sure you follow our NLDOOSH Facebook page.

Want more details on our enrolment process for new families?

  • To be sure you don’t miss enrolment opening for next year you should register on our waiting list now by sending your child’s name, parent name, school, school year, email address and phone number as well as the days and times you would like to nldoosh@bigpond.com
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