Vacation Care Program

Make your primary school aged children’s holidays fun and join Council's Vacation Care Program.

Our staff are trained and professional Educators, many are employed in local schools as teachers and all have a passion for working with children.

We employ a holistic approach to the children’s care and pride ourselves on our collaboration with the children and families, giving them an active voice within our program. Most excursions and activities are suggested by the children. In this way we are constantly improving the service we offer.

We design each program with a wide variety of activities including excursions out of the centre to ensure children are engaged and active within the community and exploring the world around them. In the centre we provide activities such as art and crafts, games, sports, music, cooking, theme days and imaginative play.

Where we are

Bridge Road Children's & Community Centre
260 - 266 Bridge Road
Strathtulloh 3338

When the program runs

The Vacation Care Program is open to all primary school students and runs from 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) every school holidays.

The next program will run from Monday, 8 April 2019 to Thursday, 18 April 2019.

Autumn 2019 Activity Flyer(DOCX, 679KB)

Autumn 2019 Activity Flyer(PDF, 254KB)

The Cost

Each day is charged at a flat rate of $70.00 (plus excursion/incursion charges on applicable days).

Visit New Child Care Package for information about the Child Care Subsidy or contact the Department of Human Services on 136 150.

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy is not an automatic roll over. You must provide some new information and confirm your current details using your Centrelink online account through myGovIf you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, your estimated subsidy will be deducted from the invoice before we send it to you for payment.

How to enrol

We know things can get hectic and you may not have time to fill out the full enrolment form right before school holidays start. To help you, our program runs a once a year enrolment process where you only have to complete a full enrolment form once a year. The enrolment process will take place in the lead up to each July program. Just fill it in, send it back and then we’ll let you know when bookings open for the next program.

2018-19 Vacation Care Program - Enrolment Form(DOCX, 63KB)

2018-19 Vacation Care Program - Enrolment Form(PDF, 253KB)

Once you have completed the form above, if your details don't change, you only need to complete the Booking Sheet.

Bookings for the next program open 8.30amTuesday 12 March 2019.  Hard copy forms are available from Melton Civic Centre, Melton Library & Learning Hub, or you can call 9747 7200 and request a copy be sent to you by post or email.

Please note - Bookings close and payment is due by 5pm, Friday 29 March 2019. Bookings submitted after this date will only be accepted at Team Leader's discretion if places are available and a late enrolment fee of $21.00 will be incurred.

Autumn 2019 Booking Sheet(DOCX, 40KB)

Autumn 2019 Booking Sheet(PDF, 171KB)

All completed forms including Booking Sheets can be returned to us:

Successful bookings will be informed by mail and/or email with an initial statement. The statement will advise the estimated cost of the program and the date the fees must be paid in full. If fees are not paid by this date, your allocated place may be offered to a family on the waiting list.

Bookings are allocated in accordance with Council's access guidelines, providing fair and equitable access to the Vacation Care Program for families who work, live or send their children to school within the municipality. Families residing outside of the City of Melton may also apply.

More information

Contact our Vacation Care team on 9747 7200 or email us at vacationcareprogram@melton.vic.gov.au