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Splash is a not for profit 130 place centre managed by a Volunteer OOSH parent committee on the grounds of Ashbury Public School. On a day to day basis, the centre is managed by the Director (Nominated Supervisor) and the 2ic when the Director is absent the centre is under the supervision of an Authorised Supervisor (Responsible Person).
We offer accredited:

  • Before and After School Care during School Terms to APS and SFX children

  • Pupil Free Day Care on Staff development days for APS and SFX children 

  • Vacation Care for APS and SFX children 

  • Care for school aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6 in a safe and caring environment conveniently based within the school grounds.

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National Quality Standard Rating

We have achieved an 'Meeting the National Quality Standard' rating in these quality areas:

  • Educational program and practice

  • Children's health and safety

  • Physical environment

  • Staffing arrangements

  • Relationships with children

  • Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

  • Leadership and service management


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Our Vision is:

  • To advocate, influence, support and drive the improvement of quality outcomes for school age children within Ashbury Public School and Saint Francis Xavier

  • To ensure all families and children have the same experience and access to quality OOSH programs.

  • To be an innovative provider of quality care and learning within the sector, striving beyond excellence in all we do, and advocating for positive change.


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Splash acknowledge the traditional owners the Cadigal people the traditional custodians of this land. Splash pays its respect to Elders past and present.

Splash Centre Association ensures a safe, supportive environment is provided for the children who attend the Centre from both Ashbury Public School and the wider community
The program is diverse and stimulating, creative with challenging activities for children of school age. The program is designed to adapt to meet the children’s developmental needs. This will be achieved by encouraging self-exploration, self-expression and independence. The Centre aims to promote increased responsibility and develop social skills through positive interactions.
In our philosophy, we incorporate a relaxed environment which strives to enhance trust, honesty and integrity in a respectful atmosphere.
Splash also recognizes the importance and diversity of families and values each family’s involvement at the Centre. We strive for open communication and good relations between Parents, Educators, Children, Management and our school communities.
In fostering healthy life style, we provide healthy and nutritious snacks for both morning & afternoon care. This will encourage and model healthy eating habits for now and the future.
The management employs caring staff who portray professionalism, respectfulness, enthusiasm and nurturing characteristics towards children within their care.

At Splash OOSH, we have an appropriately qualified Full-time Director, a Permanent 2ic & Educational Leader, 3 permanent part-time staff, and a team of wonderful regular casual staff working between 1 and 5 afternoons a week. All of our educators have current working with children checks completed, Educators hold current First Aid, Asthma, and Anaphylaxis training qualifications and Child Protection Qualifications. Our Educators have a range of skills, knowledge and experience from art, performing arts, experience in early childhood, studying teaching at University to running youth groups. Our educators have been able to develop close and trusting relationships with all the children in our care, and the children look forward to seeing them each day!


Justine Dougherty 


Dragana Marinkovic

Vice President

Virginia McGuire


Natalie Stewart


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