Active OOSH acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, play, learn, live and visit. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present who have shared knowledge and wisdom to care for the land and, in doing so, have helped shape and inspire our future leaders.

about us

Who are We?

Our Story

Active OOSH began in 2011 with the opening of Active OOSH Cameron Park. It came after our Director Josh, who was a classroom teacher in local schools, noticed a lack of quality Out of School Hours (OOSH) services. His goal has always been to provide a space where all children are welcome, valued and provided with opportunities for endless education in a meaningful and memorable way. 

Active OOSH is renowned in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions for providing engaging and fun activities for local families that is reliable and cost-effective. 

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Josh

Director

Josh graduated from the University of New England in 2006 with a Bachelor of Education (Primary). He worked as a Classroom Teacher in many local schools before starting Active OOSH in 2011. 

His vision for Active OOSH is to:

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Miranda

Operations Manager & Educational Leader

Miranda has worked for Active OOSH in a range of roles since 2015, and is now the company’s Operations Manager and Educational Leader. She gained her Bachelor of Primary Teaching from Newcastle University in 2017 and has continued her passion for education at Active OOSH. 

Miranda is based at the Cameron Park service but is regularly visiting all Active OOSH services and works closely with the children, families and educators. 

Miranda will be able to help you with: 

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Nicole

Assistant Educational Leader & Service Manager at Active OOSH Cameron Park

Nicole has been at Active OOSH since 2019, and has been a Service Manager at both Active OOSH Rathmines and Cameron Park.
After completing a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), she too worked as a Classroom Teacher in a number of local schools. 

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Shelby

Service Manager at Active OOSH Abermain

Shelby has been at Active OOSH Abermain since it began in 2022. Prior to that, she spent time at both our Cameron Park and Rathmines services. 
Shelby is currently working towards a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary). 

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Olympia

Service Manager at Active OOSH Rathmines

Olympia has been at Active OOSH for the last five years and is now the Service Manager at Active OOSH Rathmines. 
She is currently studying to gain a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

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Emma

Office Manager

Emma gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) in 2014. She worked as a Classroom Teacher in local schools before joining the team at Active OOSH in 2022. 

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Active OOSH has an incredible team of Service Managers, Lead Educators and Educators who make our services the fun, engaging and welcoming spaces they are. We believe in nurturing and educating our staff to assist them to continually develop their professional knowledge and skills and further ignite their passion for working with children.

Does this sound like the career for you? Join our team!

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