Before and After School Child Care
Loosends is celebrating it’s 30th year! Loosends is an Outside School Hour Care service administered by the North-East Baptist Church as part of our service to God and the community, established in 1992.
Loosends is a non-profit, out-of-school-hours childcare centre for children aged prep to year 7 in the Nundah and Wavell Heights area. Loosends provides for before and after school care for the loal area. We are right across the street from Nundah State School, and St. Josephs(before School care). We have before and after school child care. We are also opened on pupil free days and holidays for all day child care when needed. We aim to do all we can to meet children’s individual and cultural needs in a non-discriminatory environment.
Our childcare Philiosophy
Loosends is a childcare centre that believes that each child has the right to be an active member of the Nundah and Wavell Heights community. The child care is for nurturing and allows the children to express their opinions. The childrens views are considered in any decision that may affect them. We believe that the best interests of the children and their right to play as well as learn and develop. Our After school care and vacation childcare provides a safe and nurturing environment for all excursions and care services and is visible in the actions, interactions and daily work with the children. Children are active learners from birth and through rich, engaging environments and meaningful interactions, we can build a foundation for successful lifelong learning. We have many children from Nundah State School and St. Josephs attending.
We acknowledge that parents and families are the child’s primary nurturers. Loosends child care centres use respectful, and collaborative relationships strengthen the capacity and efforts of families and SAC services to support their children and promote each child’s health and well being. Loosends Before and After School Care believe that the intrinsic worth of all children and their families, their strengths and their right to equitable access and participation in the community is clearly visible in all aspects of service delivery.
Loosends Child Care Centres believe that children have the right to have their individual and cultural identity. Our childcare staff recognise and respecte and value Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a core part of the nation’s history, present and future.
Our childcare Program
We acknowledge the My Time, Our child care Place Framework for school age childcare. Loosends childcare activities are designed to be fun, healthy, stimulating, and to extend the child’s recreational repertoire. While a program of activities is used as a guideline, the children’s interests are the constant criterion.
The equipment, program and staff at Loosends before and after school care and all resources are used in conjunction with the children’s interests and imagination. Activities include art and craft, sport, woodworking, science, music, creative games, cooking, reading, drama and special visiting performances.Childcare Offerings
- Before and after school care to both Nundah State School and St. Josephs Primary School (before school care)
- Full Accredited and Licensed
- Vacation Care Programs
- Exciting excursions
- Quality Care in a fun, caring and friendly environment
- Fun activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, sport, creative games, music, reading and drama
- Well equipped facilities and equipment
- Qualified and experienced staff
- Nutritious afternoon teas