Vacation Care Program

Primary school aged children's holiday fun, come join our Vacation Care Program.

The Winter Program will run from: Monday 1 July to Friday 12 July 2024, 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings for the Winter program opened: 8.30am Friday 31 May and closed 5pm Friday 21 June 2024.   

Late bookings will be considered, however may incur a late fee.

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.

 

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Where we are

The Vacation Care Program is located at:

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 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) every school holidays.

The Winter Program will run from: Monday 1 July 2024 to Friday 12 July 2024, 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings for the Winter program opened: 8.30am Friday 31 May and closed 5pm Friday 21 June 2024.

Late bookings will be considered, however may incur a late fee.

What to Bring checklist

Download the What to Bring Checklist(DOCX, 601KB) 

Cost

Each day is charged at a flat rate of $89.50 (plus excursion/incursion charges on applicable days).

If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy (CCS), your estimated subsidy will be deducted from the invoice before we send it to you for payment prior to your child's attendance.  We are not an NDIS service supplier.

You will need to provide and confirm your current details using your Centrelink online account through MyGov.

Visit New Child Care Package for information about the Child Care Subsidy.

How to enrol

4 easy steps...We know life can be hectic, so to help you, our program runs an online enrolment process where you only have to complete a full enrolment form once.  Then, each program you simply need to look at the program flyer, decide which days to attend, complete the booking form and pay!  

Step 1. Complete initial enrolment - Vacation Care Enrolment Form

Then, each school holiday's... 

Step 2. Download the Winter program flyer(PDF, 2MB)

Step 3.  Download, complete and return the booking sheet - PDF(PDF, 275KB) 
              Download, complete and return the booking sheet - WORD(DOCX, 112KB) 

Bookings for the Winter program closed 5pm Friday 21 June 2024.

Late bookings will be considered, however may incur a late fee.

All completed enrolment and booking forms can be returned by email: vacationcareprogram@melton.vic.gov.au.  Successful bookings will be confirmed by email with an initial statement.

Step 4. Pay the invoice before the due date/before attendance.  The statement will advise the estimated cost of the program (including incursion/excursion/estimated CCS entitlement) and the date the fee's must be paid in full.  If fee's 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.  Late bookings may be accepted depending upon numbers and staffing, a late booking fee may also apply.

More information

Contact Us
Vacation Care admin: (bookings, enrolment enquiries, fees, invoicing) - vacationcareprogram@melton.vic.gov.au   
Vacation Care Supervisor: (Tuesday and Wednesday during term & Monday to Friday during School Holiday Program) - Ph: 0497 104 940
Contact educators: (During School Holiday Program, Monday to Friday - 7am - 6pm) - Ph: 0413 480 812.