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 Rebate and/or Child Care Benefit available. Contact Centrelink for information regarding reduced fees and CRN number prior to returning your Booking forms.

We are currently finalising the program for the July school holidays. Check back here early June for enrolment/booking forms.   


To book your place:
Booking forms will be available here early June. Please come back then!

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
D10 Medical Conditions Policy
Childcare benefit-rebate information brochure

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

Child Care Subsidy:
The Australian Government is introducing a new child care package from 2 July 2018. The existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a new Child Care Subsidy. To see how the new changes may affect you, please visit:

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy:
Families need to complete an online Child Care Subsidy assessment using your Centrelink online account through myGov. This transition DOES NOT happen automatically. Throughout April, Centrelink will be writing to all families currently receiving Child Care Benefit/Child Care Rebate with instructions on how to complete your online assessment through myGov. 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.

Contact Us:
Ph: 4929 2954  / 4927 1528

Fax: 4927 1529

We hope to see you soon at the Y!  


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