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Bookings for the Winter holidays open Tuesday 14 June.

Vacation Care

We offer Vacation Care at Cromer, Forestville, Manly Vale and North Harbour.

Catering for school children between 5 and 12 years old, our Vacation Care runs Monday – Friday from 7.30am – 6pm during NSW public school holidays.

Bookings

Bookings for the Winter holidays open Tuesday 14 June.

What do we offer?

Exciting excursions and in-house activities like discos, craft and sports days with a difference!

Activities advertised each vacation care period will be dependent on advice from the Department of Education and Communities and Health NSW and are subject to change.

Activity brochure

Winter 2022 Activity Brochure (PDF)

Cost

The daily fee is $85 per child.

$500 BASC Voucher Program

Northern Beaches Council Vacation Care is a registered provider for the BASC Voucher Program. 

Families can apply through Services NSW to receive a $500 BASC Voucher between now and 30 September to be used for care up until 30 June 2023.  Families can use their BASC Voucher to pay their Vacation Care gap fees, however you should be aware that the $500 voucher can only be redeemed with one provider.  This means that if you redeem your voucher with us it can be used to pay for vacation care at any one of our four vacation care services but not at any other vacation care or before and after school care programs. If families redeem their voucher with us and don’t end up using the whole $500 we are required to return the unused portion of the voucher to the state government.

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 Services Australia or MyGov websites.

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 BookMe booking instructions

Need help to enrol?

We can answer all your questions and help you get to book by ensuring your enrolment is complete. Submit your email address and one of our team will get in touch with you.

Terms and conditions

Please review our Booking Terms and Conditions for important information regarding booking process, confirmations, fees, charges and absences.

Please see links to the risk assessments below in Helpful Documents.

COVID Safe

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 modified our vacation care programs.  We 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. We give extra support to children with additional needs so they can join in the fun.

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.  

Our locations

Cromer Vacation Care

Cromer Community Centre
150 Fisher Road North, Cromer (Main Hall)

Forestville Vacation Care

Forestville Youth Centre
28 Melwood Ave, Forestville

Manly Vale Vacation Care

Manly Vale Community Centre
272 Condamine Street, Manly Vale (Lovett Street Hall)

North Harbour Vacation Care

North Harbour Pre-school
1 Burton Street, Balgowlah Heights

Vacation Care booking terms & conditions

Please review our important information regarding booking process, confirmations, fees, charges and absences.

Contact information

Vacation Care
9942 2312