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.

The January holiday program is full of fun, exciting and varied activities for the school holidays. Don’t miss out, book your place today! 
Program Jan2018 final

To book your place:
To enrol for Vacation Care, please complete and return (via email/fax) Enrolment/Booking forms which are available here: January 2018

If you have booked in for the excursion to the “Ninja Parc”on the 12th January, please also complete and return their waiver form, available here: Ninja Agreement form

If you are attending on the 8th January and would like to purchase a “Little Paws” book  by Jess Black, please visit her website or use this order form. Return your order form directly to Jess Black Little Paws Stock Order Form

Christmas Office Hours:
Please note the office will be closed from the 15th December till the 2nd January. If you are booking in for the first week in January, please return your forms by the 15th December.

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 

Please note commencing January 2018, any children who are not up to date with their immunisations will not be able to attend Vacation Care. When enrolling, families need to provide an up to date “Immunisation History Statement” from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). A copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement  can be obtained at any time by logging into your Medicare online account through MyGov or calling the AIR General Enquiries Line on 1800 653 809. For further information, please visit:

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:

Please note: Changes to your booking can only be made by selecting an alternative day of care, if vacancies are available.  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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