Out of School Care

Esquimalt Recreation Centre offers Out of School Care Programs licensed by the Vancouver Island Health Authority for School Aged Care. Children ages 5-12 (must be currently attending or completed kindergarten) are eligible to participate.


Updated registration information due to COVID-19

  • Registration for OSC and Preschool for the 2020-2021 School year has been moved to an online only application.  Applications will be accepted digitally as of 7:00 AM PST on April 21st.  See HERE for details.

Notices & Program Availability

  • Update, April 2, 2020: Applications for registration for the 2020-2021 school year for Out of School Care has changed due to COVID-19.
  • Applications for registration for September 2020 for Preschool & Out of School Care programs will be accepted as of April 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM PST via email to [email protected] and must be received by May 5, 2020 to be processed in priority order:
    *Please do not submit your application before the 7:00 am opening time.  Applications received before 7:00 am will be marked as end of day April 21st.*  

  • Current participants applying for exactly what they’re currently registered in as of April ‘20
  • Current Before Care participants wanting After Care
  • Siblings of current participants entering OSC
  • 2019/2020 Preschool participants
  • *After May 5, 2020 we will continue accepting applications for the waitlist. 

    As a community we recognize the financial uncertainty families are facing during this challenging time. No fee is required to submit an application. Upon being offered a place in our care, a $30 fee is required to hold your child's spot. Any families experiencing financial hardship during this unprecedented time may notify us in confidence for accommodations to be made.  

    We are committed to supporting you as best as we are able during this difficult time. We are in this together. 

 

2019/2020 Application Form
 2020/2021 Application form

*** Due to limited space: 2019/2020 OSC Pro D Days, Winter Break Days, and Early Dismissal Days available to current OSC patron's only.***

Applications for Pro-D Days, Early Dismissal, and Winter Breaks will be the same process: a separate application form accepted as of June 17, 2020 (processed in the order they are received) – available for existing OSC participants only.   Spring Break registration will open January 2021.  

Pro-D Days, Early Dismissal, and Winter/Spring Breaks are all separate registrations and are not included in regular Out of School Care fees

*Applications for non-OSC registered families will be accepted starting September 16th, 2020*

(Application Coming Soon)

Available Programs

  • School Year Program (Macaulay School only)  - Before School Care: 6:30am-8:50am 
  • School Year Program (Macaulay School only)   - After School Care: 2:46pm-6:00pm
  • Pro-D Day Camps   
  • Winter Break Camps    
  • Spring Break Camps              
  • Summer Break Camps        

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm

Affordable Childcare Benefit

We accept families receiving Affordable Childcare Benefit, for more information go to [email protected].

Children with Disabilities or Require Extra Support: If your child requires extra support or qualifies for funding through Supported Child Development or Aboriginal Supported Child Development please contact the OSC Supervisor prior to registration by phone at 250-412-8512.

Medication

If your child carries an epi-pen or inhaler please complete the appropriate form or, if your child takes any other medication during program time please complete the appropriate Emergency Medical Care Form:

 

For more information on Out of School Care Programs, please contact:
Seth Jerome, OSC Supervisor