OSHCwa (Outside School Hours Care Western Australia) represents the OSHC sector for W.A. OSHCwa advocates on behalf of OSHC within the Community and Government. All our Members are passionate about sustaining and improving OSH Care.
Secretary & Treasurer
General Committee Members
Jess De Mello
Meet the Committee
Lisa Bevan has worked with children for over 25 years in a variety of roles including managing early learning centres, a community house, and supporting schools with programs that are out of scope.
She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Family and Children's Studies). She is the founder and Chairperson of the Western Australian peak body for OSHC in WA (OSHCwa). Lisa is the Western Australian delegate for the National Outside School Hours Care (NOSHSA).
In her work for Catholic Education in WA, she has supported schools in the establishment and operations of children's services on site, within their school community.
She is committed to supporting the needs of the whole child through early intervention and forming partnerships with their families.
Secretary & Treasurer
Coming from a background in teaching early years, Jess found Long Day Care and then OSHC about 17 years ago. She has run two OSHC services during that time, ranging in size from 26 children to over a 100 and has worked for both corporate and school run companies. She believes that OSHC can be a fantastic industry to work in and through joining OSHCwa she aims to add her voice to those striving to raise the recognition and value given to the educators in the sector.
"I love my job, my families, my team and my school and would't want to be anywhere else."
General Member/Editor in Chief
Having worked in administration for many years Jenni decided it was time for a "sea change" and based on her passion for children and education, that OSHC was her calling. She has worked at Leeming Out of School Care Centre Inc )LOSCCI) since 2007 and has held several roles from casual Educator and Financial Controller to her current position as the Director of Administration & Management for 2 services.
What Jenni loves most about her job in OSHC is that no two days are the same. The diversity of Jenni's job in OSHC means that some days are spent playing games on the floor with the children and communicating with families, and on others, attending meetings with the parent committee or collaborating with teachers and School Principles. Every day brings challenges but also plenty of smiles and laughter.
"I am proud to be a part of the OSHCwa committee that supports and advocates for the OSHC sector to ensure the long-term viability and longevity of this vital industry for working families."