Welcome to the Diocese of Parramatta’s Early Years Education and Care service


The Diocese of Parramatta offers high quality children’s services in a Catholic environment across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

We operate school age care provided through COSHC (before/after school care, vacation care, pupil free day care for primary school age children) and early years education provided through CELC (pre-school for ages 3-5 years in traditional 8am-4pm and extended hours [6am – 6:30pm] format.)

VACATION CARE


At COSHC, Vacation Care is all about having FUN!
Our team is passionate about creating programs that children love and experiences they will remember. We offer theme days, have special guests running activities and provide exciting excursions.

No two days are the same and our activities are endless – children could be bowling, visiting a theme park, rock climbing, cooking, gardening, bike riding or on a treasure hunt. But regardless of the activity, parents can have peace of mind their children are having fun in a caring environment that is fully supervised and follows a COVID safety plan.

Everyone is welcome
Our vacation care programs are open to all primary school students from any school. And we love welcoming children from different schools as it is a great way to make new friends!

Locations
COSHC runs vacation care from 16 locations. Each service runs a unique program of fun activities. Please contact your preferred service for more details and bookings.

SuburbSchoolContact Number
Baulkham HillsCOSHC St Michael’s0499 993 489
Blacktown SouthCOSHC St Michael's0419 554 302
Bligh ParkCOSHC Chisholm0400 223 690
Castle HillCOSHC St Bernadette’s0408 582 535
Castle HillCOSHC St Angela’s0408 499 219
Glenmore ParkCOSHC Bethany0409 133 213
GlenwoodCOSHC Holy Cross0418 115 483
North ParramattaCOSHC St Monica’s0429 990 179
PlumptonCOSHC Good Shepherd0409 121 980
Quakers HillCOSHC Mary Immaculate0417 203 333
RydalmereCOSHC St Mary’s0467 844 494
SchofieldsCOSHC St Joseph’s0400 468 599
Stanhope GardensCOSHC John XXIII0438 228 271
WentworthvilleCOSHC Our Lady of Mount Carmel0409 361 929
WestmeadCOSHC Mother Teresa0418 153 894
Winston HillsCOSHC St Paul the Apostle0429 017 382
2021 Vacation Care Dates
HolidaysDatesBookings Close
T1 - EASTER HOLIDAYS6th April - 16th AprilFriday 19th March
T2 - JUNE / JULY HOLIDAYS8th June - 9th JulyFriday 11th June
T3 - SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER HOLIDAYS20th September - 1st OctoberFriday 3rd September

Message from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

Dear friends and colleagues in ministry,
 
I am delighted to announce that the Diocese of Parramatta will soon be expanding the pastoral outreach of our parish and school communities, through the creation of a new diocesan agency, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Services Limited (CDPSL).
 
This expanded pastoral outreach will include, but not be limited to: a system of Catholic early childhood services; providing social enterprise services; and undertaking any other services related to these activities.
 
CDPSL will be mandated with expanding our mission to serve the people of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains by providing a range of services that support the needs of families with young children.
 
CDPSL will have its own Chief Executive Officer and its own board. Both will operate with the mandatory corporate and risk governance and will be accountable to myself. CDPSL is expected to be operational from early 2020.
 
The existi​​ng Early Learning and Care Services team of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta – consisting of Catholic Out of School Hours Care, Catholic Early Learning Centres (Preschools and St Luke’s) - will transition into the newly-established CDPSL over the coming months.
 
I am particularly thankful to Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, especially Mark Holyoake (Director Enterprise) and Angela Machado (Head Early Learning and Care Services) and the entire Early Learning and Care Services team.
 
Mark, Angela and Early Learning and Care Services have shown far-sighted commitment and dedication in establishing and running Early Learning and Care Services for many years now.
 
New Chief Executive Officer
 
I have appointed Anthony Goonan as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of CDPSL. Anthony is a parishioner at the Parish of Baulkham Hills and is a former Telstra executive. Anthony has significant education and corporate experience.
 
Initially, Anthony, along with Mark and Angela and their team will be responsible for ensuring a smooth transition of the Early Learning and Care Services team to CDPSL.
 
Please join me in welcoming Anthony to his new role. I look forward to working with him and CDPSL.​
 
Yours fraternally in Christ,
 
Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Ngyen OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta