These programs aim to assist families with the care of their primary school aged children during school holiday periods.
We offer a range of activities onsite and offsite, focusing on our community, the environment, well-being and education. Our program is inclusive of all children.
Program Mobile number: 0438 205 422
Program mobile number: 0438 205 224
Program mobile number: 0412 418 194
How do I register and enrol my child for vacation care?
We use the online management system Xplor for enrolments and bookings. Families are required to submit a completed enrolment before bookings can be accepted.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A paper copy can also be obtained and submitted at any of the City of Yarra Customer Service Centres.
Please allow up to 2 weeks for your enrolment to be processed.
The vacation care brochure will be advertised weeks prior to the program commencing along with a booking deadline.
How do I book into the Vacation Care program?
Bookings won't be accepted unless the enrolment process has been completed and confirmed.
Deadline: Monday 21 December 2020
Inclusion Support deadline: Wednesday 16 December 2020
Please note: During the Summer program children can only access one service and won't be able to move between services due to COVID-19 safety measures.
Book into Summer 2021 Vacation Care Program
What to bring
Children must arrive no later than 9am. If you are running late please call the service your child is attending on the mobile numbers provided above.
Please do not provide your child with any food that includes nut products.
What do children do during the vacation care program?
All experiences have a focus on enjoyment and leisure for primary school age children, in a safe and stimulating environment.
A risk assessment has been prepared for each excursion and routine outing. In the instance that an excursion is booked to capacity, in-house activities or in-house visits are offered to families as an alternative.
Who works for the vacation care program?
Do you offer inclusive programs?
Please contact the program prior to enrolment if your child requires additional support or if you require further information on the Inclusion Support Program.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
The line for non-English speakers is 13 12 02.
Full fees will be charged until CCS claims are approved
Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing, transition to work, temporary financial hardship and grandparent) is a payment from the Australian Government for families who need practical help with the cost of child care.
For more information, visit the New Child Care Package page on the Department of Education website.
Changes or cancellations with a refund of fees will be accepted by the booking deadline.
Centrelink do offer Additional Child Care Subsidy to assist with paying fees, find out more on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.
No child should attend vacation care if they are unwell.
- Yarra is committed to protecting the health and safety of your child during our winter program. We’re following strict hygiene practices, and undertaking frequent cleaning consistent with current Department of Education guidelines.
- Parents will be required to drop off and collect their children outside in the foyer areas. If you would like to speak to the supervisor, please email or call the service mobile.