Vacation Care

Vacation care runs during the school holidays and on pupil free days. We offer a fun and exciting program including excursions, special visitors, crafts, sports, cooking and, of course, lots of time for free play and making new friends.

April  2018 Vacation Care  - BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED

For families attending the April 2018 Vacation Care Program, please review the program information on what to bring & what's happening!

April 2018 Vacation Care Program Information April 2018 Vacation Care Program Information (610 KB)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All families who wish to attend this Vacation Care Period must be enrolled for 2018.
  • The Vacation Care Booking Form must be completed in full & returned to the centre via email. Closing date for first round offers is Friday 9 March 2018.
  • Vacation Fees & Activity Costs MUST be paid by Thursday 29 March 2018, or your place will be offered to the next family on the waitlist.
  • No CHANGES to bookings are permitted after 29 March 2018 without penalty, unless a Dr's Certificate is provided.

If you have any further questions please call or email the centre.

VACATION CARE PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • The Centre is licensed to operate during school holidays from 7am – 6pm
  • Vacation Care Bookings will not be accepted from families with fees in arrears.
  • Children enrolled for kindergarten in 2018 may apply for the January 2018 portion of the program.
  • Educator to child ratio is: For in Centre days – 1 Educator: 15 children, For excursions – 1 Educator: 8 children.
  •  Children may play their electronic devices between 7am and 8:30am and 5pm and 6pm only (except on electronic games days). They must NOT bring chargers and will only be permitted to use G rated games. Wi-fi is to be switched off. Educators are not responsible for lost or broken toys/games.
  • Please pack a HEALTHY lunch, morning and afternoon tea, we encourage you to pack some extra snacks as we have found children are running out of food during the day. PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE A NUT & EGG FREE SERVICE.

Bookings 

You can book as few or as many days as you like. Bookings are accepted according to the Priority of Access Guidelines and then order in which the forms are received.

To use our vacation care service you first need to be enrolled at the Centre.  Please see the Enrolment & Forms tab for enrolment information.

In order to place a booking you must fill out a vacation care booking form and return it to the Centre. All packages contain the program, booking form and information sheet.

After the booking cut off date (as indicated on the information sheet) all booked days must be paid for unless a doctor’s certificate is provided.

Who can come?

We offer care to children 4.5 -12 years of age. Children do not have to attend before or after school care, or Gymea Bay Public school, to use our vacation care service.

Children who are enrolled in school to commence kindergarten in 2018 may attend vacation care in January 2018.

Hours of operation

Vacation care runs during the school holidays and pupil free days. The centre closes for 2 weeks only each year over the Christmas, New Year break.

We are licensed to operate from 7am-6pm. 

Fees

$46 per day (less child care benefit) plus extra charges for excursions or special visitor as indicated on the program.

All Vacation Care bookings must be paid prior to the start of the vacation care period, payment date will be indicated on the program. Invoices will be emailed accordingly. All term fees must be paid in full before bookings are accepted.

Meals

The centre provides breakfast (a selection of cereals, toast and spreads) from 7am-9.00am. 

During Vacation Care children are required to bring with them a healthy packed lunch, morning & afternoon tea snack plus a drink bottle. Refrigeration can be provided if necessary. NO PRODUCTS CONTAINING NUTS OR EGGS PLEASE.

Clothing

Children are to ensure they are wearing comfortable clothing, closed in shoes (no thongs) and to always bring a hat. Please label all clothing.

Please feel free to email or phone any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you soon!