About Us

Our Philosphy

It is our philosophy of the centre to provide a caring, stimulating, educational and safe environment in which parents and staff can work together to provide a quality program for every child attending. All members of our centre will be treated equitably and equally in an environment free of bias and prejudice.

Children are supported and have the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with their peers and others. All children are encouraged to have a sense of freedom to explore their strengths, talents, and abilities. All children are also encouraged to feel supported in exploring new challenges. Our children are encouraged to express their views, interests, wants, and needs to educators. Furthermore, the children are encouraged to offer input to the centres program, to help cater to each individual’s interests and needs to have a sense of belonging and ownership.

All FLOSC member are valued and their holistic interests are respected at all times.

Center Values



Growth & Learning

Who We Are

At FLOSC we cater to children from Prep to Year 6, for Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care and is licensed for 200 children per session. The Centre is open 50 weeks per year and only closes weekends, public holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas / New Year period.

The Forest Lake outside School Care (FLOSC) program is managed by the Forest Lake State School Parents and Citizen Association.

If you will be requiring Outside School Hours Care for your child, please endeavour to touch base with our service as soon as you can because we do book up and if this is the case, families will go on a waiting list if you are happy to.

Our Team

Here at FLOSC we create a stimulating, educational and safe environment where all children, families and educators are valued and their holistic interests are respected.

Our friendly and passionate crew of educators encourage and support your children, giving them opportunity to explore their strengths, talents and abilities, and to build life-long relationships with peers and others. We promote and endorse Nature Play Queensland and their Risky Play philosophy.


First time families will need to fill in an enrolment form for the Centre, to obtain contact and Centrelink details for the children. $130.00 - Paid once only, per family not per child (BSC, ASC and VAC families) $30.00 non-refundable administration fee + $100.00 bond (the bond fee will be refunded at the completion of enrolment with the Centre on condition that two weeks written notice has been given and account payments are fully finalised – if attending Vacation Care for only one holiday period money will refunded at conclusion of this period, assuming all payments have been made) Enrolment fee to be fully paid before enrolment can commence. Families using FLOSC on a casual basis (casual bookings are only for shift on call workers all other bookings are permanent) Enrolment Fee Is not covered by CCS (Childcare Subsidy)

Before & After School Care

Before school care operates between the hours of 6.30am – 8.30am, Monday to Friday during the school terms. Basic Breakfast is supplied; Toast, Cereal, Scrambled Eggs (Please check weekly Menu)

*Before School Care Fees from (2023): $17.00 (2024): $18.00 per child per morning

After school care operates between 2.45pm – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school terms. We are accredited with Nutrition Australia and supply afternoon tea daily.

*After School Care Fees from (2023): $26.00 (2024): $27.00 per child per afternoon

Vacation Care

Vacation Care operates throughout. Forest Lake State School holidays between the hours of 6.30am to 6.00pm. Bookings take place 3-4 weeks before the end of the school term, on a first come first served basis. There is no waiting list for Vacation Care apart from if excursions are fully booked out. Vacation Care is a separate booking to Before and After School Care therefore you are required to make a booking every Vacation Care period. Accounts must be finalised and have a nil balance before any bookings will be accepted. Vacation Care accounts are to be finalised by the end of each holiday period.

Please Note: We do not take any newly enrolled children on any Excursions for 1st time attendance for Vacation Care. It is advised that families only book for the days they require to enable full-time working families the ability to enrol.

Excursion / Incursion and Bus costs are not included in the prices below.

*Vacation Care Fees from (2023) $50.00

(2024): $52.00 per child per day.

This includes morning and afternoon tea (unless specified)

Our School

We are proudly a part of Forest Lake State School. We share the schools diversity, values and amazing facilities!

Forest Lake State School Outside School Care

Contact Us

Phone: (07) 3714 1253



Forest Lake State School, Kauri Pl, Forest Lake QLD 4078

Visit us at our office down in the big blue hall! 

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 6:30am - 8:30am and 2:45pm - 6pm

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