Swansea Community Cottage is your local neighbourhood centre

We are here to help the local community with information, advice and referral services.
In addition, we provide targeted early intervention programs and activities, groups and courses for locals and visitors alike to attend.
Check in regularly as there are often additional special events and activities you can join. If you are new to the area or have lived here for years, come and join in!


Swansea Community Cottage is offering an exciting opportunity to a professional, motivated and skilled individual to become our new Nominated Supervisor at Caves Beach OOSH & Vacation Care (Park Avenue, Caves Beach).
The dual service supports Caves Beach, Nords Wharf and St Patricks schools for OOSH and the wider community with its holiday program.
The nominated supervisor will manage the centre’s day-to-day operations and provide quality-focused leadership, supported by an enthusiastic, committed and caring team of permanent and casual educators, and support staff.
A key responsibility is to ensure compliance with the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Framework for School Age Care – My Time, Our Place.
A sound knowledge and understanding of the NQF, NQS and the School Age Learning Framework, will inform the design, implementation and evaluation of stimulating and engaging learning and play based programs for both our OOSH & Vacation Care service.
An ideal candidate will not only possess proven experience in managing an OOSH program, but be well presented, enjoy working as a team member and bring a high level of enthusiasm and initiative to the workplace.
Key Requirements

 * Availability for a range of shifts 7am-9.30am and 2.30pm-6.00pm (school terms) and 7.00am-5.30pm (school holidays) plus administration hours

* Diploma or Certificate IV Children’s Services, OOSH, or equivalent

* CHCPRT001 Accredited Child Protection]

* HLTAID004 First aid certificate Working with Children Check

* Drivers licence for mini-bus collections and excursions

* Computer literacy including knowledge of CCS software and Kidsoft (preferably)

* Sound knowledge of National Quality Framework, Regulations and Standards. (Proven experience leading a successful NQF assessment to a standard of ‘Meeting’ or higher is desirable)

* Sound knowledge of health and safety legislation, nutritional practices and the hygienic handling of food and equipment in a childcare setting

* Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment

* Proven ability to design and implement learning and play based programs for school aged children

* Experience with financial and account management, administrative skills including excellent record keeping, rostering and attention to detail

* Excellent communication skills and ability to maintain professional relationships with the management committee, parents and school

Please apply with your resume and a cover letter in the first instance to manager@swanseacc.com.au or call 02 4971 1229 for further information.


Looking for a career that makes a difference?

Study Aged Care (Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing) and see where it can take you.
Atwea College offers a dedicated student support service that can assist you to achieve your goals with personal support and encouragement.
The course is to be held at Swansea Community Cottage, from 9.30am to 3.00pm, 2 days a week for 24 weeks.
It is free to eligible participants through NSW Smart and Skilled Training.
Limited numbers available, secure your place today.
For more info, phone Cheryl 0403 994 365 or email ceslick@atwea.edu.au


  • Mondays
    • Beginners Drawing Class, 10am to 12noon, $15 per week
  • Tuesdays
    • Social Art Group, 9.30am to 12.30pm, $2 per week
    • Beginners Yoga, 9.30am to 10.30am, $10 per week
    • Food Rescue deliveries: Tasty Truck from 4.00pm, free
  • Wednesdays
    • Supported Playgroup (0-6 years), 10am to 12noon, $2 per family 
    • Patchwork, 10am to 12noon, BYO sewing machine and materials
    • Channel AA Mixed Group, 6pm to 8pm, contact https://aa.org.au/
    • Food Rescue deliveries: OzHarvest, from 3.00pm, free
  • Thursdays
    • Line Dancing (Beginners), 9am to 10am , $12 per week
    • Line Dancing (Intermediate), 10am to 12noon, $12 peer week
    • Orange Sky Laundry Service, 11am to 1pm, free
    • Yoga (Classic Hatha), 6.30am to 7.30am, $15 per week
  • Fridays
    • Supported Playgroup (0-6 years), 10am to 12noon, $2 per family
    • Social Crochet & Knitting, 10am to 12noon, $1 per week
  • Tuesday to Fridays
    • Food Rescue deliveries: Secondbite from 9.30am, free
  • Wednesdays to Saturdays
    • ARTea's Gallery & Garden - art gallery, community garden, tearooms, restored St Peters Chapel,  10am to 2pm, gold coin donation.

For more information contact us on 02 4971 1229