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.


July holidays:
We are currently working on the July program. We will be ready to take bookings for the July holidays in early June, check back then!  


Further Reading:
Vacation Care Family Information Brochure 2019
Sustainability at Vacation Care
Vacation Care Policies
E13 Medical Conditions Policy
Child Care Subsidy brochure


Vacation Care Dates for 2019:
3-25 January
15-26 April *note: closed Good Friday/Easter Monday/Anzac Day
8-19 July
30 September-11 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:

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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