Vacation Care

Learning, having heaps of fun, making friends and enjoying new experiences. We offer full Vacation Care programs incorporating the longer private schools holiday terms. 


The Centre caters for children between the ages of 5 years and 12 years old. Our Hours are from 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and the Centre is closed on Public Holidays.

 

Booked days

As part of our successful program, we schedule teachers and educators, activities and resources depending on the number of children booked in for those days. These schedules are prepared in advance as we order materials and book external activities like swimming, gymnastics, surf lessons and arrange staff rosters.

 

With this in mind, if your child does not attend a booked day, fees still apply. In future holidays if you are unable to confirm these days required after the school term, have a chat with us about casual days. This fee is less, although if places fill there may not be the days you need. We appreciate your support and understanding.


What our Vacation Care Fees Cover

  • Cost of transport to and from excursions

  • All meals provided are both healthy and  nutritious, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and various snacks

 

Vacation Care Fees

Child Care Benefit is available to help subsidise the cost of care. Read full Schedule of Fees and Fee Policy

 

Staffing/Ratios

The Centre has a fully Qualified Vacation Care Coordinator. 
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child our ratios are:

1 adult to 10 children when in the Centre.

1 adult to 5 children when on an excursion.

The set standard ratios are 1 adult to 15 children.


Vacation Care Programme

We aim to deliver a well-planned, exciting, active and organized program of activities and experiences suited to primary aged children. 

 

From exciting activities to enjoyable, healthy nutritious snacks, the program aims to meet the needs of your children.
Some typical activities include: 

  • Art and craft

  • Mosaics

  • Cooking 

  • Drama 

  • Dance 

  • Games/Team Sports

  • Music 

  • Reading 

Excursions to Movies, Mogo Goldfields,  Broulee beach for fishing competition, exploring, sandcastle designing/construction and celebrating NAIDOC week.

 

Our aim is that children will develop a positive attitude to a physically active lifestyle, enhance their self-esteem, independence, leadership skills and nurture relationships with their peers. Programs are designed to enhance the development of children's skills, knowledge and understanding in physical, social, emotional and intellectual areas.


Vacation Care has been designed with a strong focus on being active, having heaps of fun while learning new skills, making friends and enjoying new experiences with emphasis on social interaction and recreational activities. The activities are organised in small and large groups.


If children require additional support please contact the Coordinator to discuss an action plan.


We pride ourselves on providing children with a fun experience that they will enjoy whilst establishing strong relationships.

 Vacation Care Program

Dec 2019-Jan 2020

Download Brochure 

Important Information  

All booked Vacation Care must be paid for even in the event of the child attending or not. 

Download Our:

Permission to Collect Form

Meals
To ensure that the children get off to the best start for the day we provide a healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch, morning and afternoon teas and various snacks are also provided.


Weekly Menus are displayed on the board within the service. All food is prepared, handled and stored to the standards and guidelines of the Food Safety Act.


Dietary Requirements

Please speak with the Program Coordinator if your child has any special dietary requirements and we will endeavour to cater accordingly. 


Soy and products for children who are lactose intolerant, children with food allergies and other intolerances will be catered for by our innovative Cook. 


Signing In and Out

We hold the safety of your children as being paramount, and so we require all children to be signed in and out (by an authorised person listed on the Enrolment Form).


In cases where parents need to have someone other than a listed authorised person collect their child, the parent/guardian MUST provide PRIOR written documentation outlining the name of the person, their relationship to the child, the time of collection and MUST be signed by the parent/guardian. Please note that an Authorised Person must be 18 years or older.


No child will be permitted to leave the program venue alone.