Summer 2021 program is now available - Bookings open 7am Monday 30 November
What's on offer?
Catering for school children between 5 and 12 years old, our Vacation Care runs Monday – Friday from 7.30am – 6pm during school holidays and offers exciting activities, discos, craft and sports days with a difference.
We offer several locations and we give extra support to children with additional needs so they can join in the fun.
This Summer we are offering Vacation Care at Cromer, Forestville, North Curl Curl and Manly Vale. Our very popular PreSchool Vacation Care program will also operate at our Manly Vale centre during January. Please refer to the PreSchool Vacation Care webpage for the full program, details on how to enrol and the online booking request form. For all of our regular vacation care programmed activities and booking information, please read below.
Check the activity brochure for details on the daily activities and everything you need to know about Vacation Care for the next school holidays.
The daily fee for our vacation care service is $76.00 per child.
Child Care Subsidy
Child Care Subsidy is available for families who have completed an online Child Care Subsidy assessment via their Centrelink online account through MyGov.
Centrelink will withhold 5% of all subsidy payments which is reconciled with families at the end of the financial year.
Find out more about Child Care Subsidy on the Services Australia or via MyGov website.
Summer 2021 bookings opened 7am Monday 30 November 2020
How do I book?
- If your child has already used our Vacation Care service, please use your Hubhello login to access BookMe
- If you need to add a new child, please enrol them with Hubworks
- When your booking is complete please remember to confirm your child's new enrolment via your myGov portal, so that Centrelink can process your Child Care Subsidy.
View the step-by-step guide for online booking help.
Terms and conditions
Please review our Booking Terms and Conditions for important information regarding booking process, confirmations, fees, charges and absences.
In accordance with Government guidance regarding Coronavirus (COVID–19), we are currently prioritising the safety of our community and staff and assessing the risk posed by all events, activities and programs. Please check back regularly for updates and cancellations.
We are closely following all advice provided by the Federal and State health authorities. Please follow all Government guidelines regarding social distancing, self-isolation and personal hygiene.
In light of this, we have again modified the Summer vacation care program. To support social distancing measures, there will be no excursions during the Summer holiday period. We will encourage all staff and children to follow recommended hygiene procedures including sneezing and coughing etiquette and handwashing practices. Centre staff will intentionally teach and actively promote correct hygiene practices at every opportunity with the children. We will have hand sanitiser available to families at the entrance to each service to use as you enter and leave the premises. We will be asking parents/carers to ensure that their hands are clean before using the iPad to electronically sign in/out and to sanitise the iPad after they sign in/out with wipes provided.
We have increased the cleaning regimes with the services and have removed sensory play experiences to further reduce risks.
As recommended by NSW Health we will advise families and staff not to attend the service if they are sick with influenza/cold-like symptoms, even if they are mild. If a staff member or child becomes ill while they are at the service, they will be asked to go home immediately.
Children with additional needs
Our Vacation Care Programs are additional needs and disability friendly. However, before enrolment we do require detailed information about your child's individual needs in order to understand what support and assistance may be required by your child and whether this can be met with our existing resources. If your child has high support needs, additional support may be accessed via the Federal Government's Inclusion Support Subsidy (ISS).
Due to the additional information required, which includes consulting with your child's school and completing an assessment regarding your child's needs and whether these can be properly met at Vacation Care, the application process can take some time to complete. For this reason, we recommend that you start the process as early as possible by contacting 9942 2312.
Cromer Vacation Care
Harbord Vacation Care
Forestville Vacation Care
Manly Vale Vacation Care
Permanent Closure – Beacon Hill Vacation Care
Beacon Hill Vacation Care temporarily closed in July 2018 as major renovations were scheduled to be carried out at Beacon Hill Memorial Hall. Unfortunately, these renovations took much longer than anticipated and have only just been completed. Two years has now elapsed since we last operated Beacon Hill Vacation Care. During this closure the OOSH service operating out of Beacon Hill Public School opened a Vacation Care Service and plan to continue to operate this service. Many of the families that previously utilised Beacon Hill Vacation Care have now settled into using other services. Due to these factors, we have made the difficult decision not to re-open Beacon Hill Vacation Care. If you would like to discuss this decision please contact the office on 9942 2312.