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.

January holidays:
Look at all of the fun we have lined up for January! 
We are now taking bookings for the January school holidays.

Program Jan2019

We have a new online enrolment facility for 2019. Families who attended vacation care here at the YWCA in 2018 will receive an email directly from Xplor asking you to check/update your enrolment details. Please follow the link provided in the email. You will then receive a “Welcome to Xplor” email & you can set up an account. Your details have been imported into Xplor. Please check all of your details very carefully & update as necessary. We have noticed that not all information has transferred across to Xplor so please check everything is correct, especially any medical issues. If you can’t locate your email, please check your junk mail. If it’s still not there, please get in touch. This process does not book you into vacation care, it simply updates your enrolment for 2019.

For all new families wishing to enrol for vacation care, please use this link

Download our Booking&Excursion Permission Jan19 form, complete it on your device. Email to We will then email you to confirm your booking (within 3 days).
Also return this waiver toboggan hill park waiver if booking in on the 15th January


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 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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