Northern Beaches Council Vacation Care has it all! 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 excursions, discos, craft and sports days with a difference.
We offer several locations and we give extra support to children with special needs so they can join in the fun.
Spring 2019 bookings now open
Check the activity brochure for details on the daily activities and everything you need to know about Vacation Care for the next school holidays.
With all the activities on offer, you will find it’s great value at $72 per day.
New booking process - BookMe!
Vacation Care bookings are made using the online system BookMe. Please contact 9942 2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance booking in.
View the step-by-step guide for online booking help.
Step 1 - Registration
If you have never used our service previously, before booking Vacation Care, you’ll need to register your child or children by filling out an enrolment form. Register for Vacation Care by clicking the Enrol button to open the form.
If you wish to add a new sibling, follow the steps above and we will link the new child to your existing family record.
If you’ve already registered your child or children or used Vacation Care before, you’ll have received a Logon id and password to HubWorks. You will need your login details in order to access BookMe. Remember to keep your enrolment information up-to-date.
Step 2 - Booking - BookMe
Once registered, book your Vacation Care at the most convenient centre for your family using BookMe (available 3 weeks before each school holidays).
Please select carefully as there are NO cancellations once your booking is processed.
Please review our Booking Terms and Conditions for important information regarding booking process, confirmations, fees, charges and absences.
If you have already used our service, BookMe will automatically re-enrol your child, but please remember to Confirm your child's new enrolment via your myGov portal, so that Centrelink can process your Child Care Subsidy.
Payments - iPay
Part of the booking process in BookMe requires a 10% deposit to be paid at time of booking. This payment is processed via iPay and families have the option of either credit card or EFT.
Outstanding balances are processed after the school holidays when we have received all the subsidy information from Centrelink.
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.
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