Vacation Care

Vacation Care Flyer

The Vacation Care program runs at the YWCA Centre throughout the school holidays (7.30am-6pm). The program offers affordable and fun holiday activities for the children of parents living or working in the Newcastle inner city region. Children must be enrolled at school and aged 5-12 years.

Cost is $50 per child per day (plus additional costs such as excursion/incursion fees). We are funded through DEC with parents eligible for the Government’s Child Care Subsidy available. Contact Centrelink for information regarding reduced fees and CRN number prior to returning your Booking forms.

The October holiday program is full of fun, exciting and varied activities for the school holidays. Don’t miss out, book your place today! 

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To book your place:
If you have attended Vacation Care here at the YWCA this year, please complete/return Booking forms available here: October18_already-attended

If this is your first Vacation Care booking at the YWCA this year, please complete/return Enrolment & Booking forms available here: October18_first-time-attending

Please note: these PDF forms are fillable. Download the form and complete it on your device, or print it and complete by hand.

Feedback from our January vacation care program:
“Kids had a blast”, “This is the best”, “So much better than our usual vacation care”!! Places fill fast, we recommend to book as soon as possible.

Further Reading:
Vacation Care Family Information Brochure
Sustainability at Vacation Care
Vacation Care Policies
E13 Medical Conditions Policy
Child Care Subsidy brochure

Vacation Care Dates for 2018:
3-25 January
16-27 April
9-20 July
2-12 October 

Child Care Subsidy:
The Australian Government introduced a new child care package on 2 July 2018. The existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate was replaced with the new “Child Care Subsidy”. To see how the new changes affect you, please visit:

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy:
Families who have not yet been assessed for the Child Care Subsidy, need to complete an online assessment through MyGov, by 23 September. Further info:

Please note: Changes to your booking can only be made by selecting an alternative day of care, if vacancies are available (within the current vacation care period).  Changes to bookings must be received by our office by 3pm on the day before the vacation care booking.  Booking cancellations are not accepted.  All non-attendance will be deemed as ‘absent’ and fees will apply.  For more information regarding this and other matters relating to our centre please refer to the Vacation Care Family Information brochure.

Fees Calculator:
To calculate your out of pocket expenses for vacation care, there’s a great online calculator available here
Note:  Outside School Hours Care Session (Daily) Hours – input 10.5
Outside School Hours Care Session (Daily) Fees – input $50 + excursion/incursion cost for that day

Contact Us:

Ph: 4929 2954  / 4927 1528
Fax: 4927 1529

We hope to see you soon at the Y!  


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