Vacation Care in Tasmania.

Our vacation care services provide fun and educational childcare activities for your child in between school terms.

Fun and educational childcare between school terms

What is Vacation Care?

Vacation Care is a comprehensive childcare service offering flexible care options for children aged 5-12 during school holidays. Our vacation care offers a blend of fun and educational childcare activities. With a focus on fostering social connections, learning, and community, our educators ensure a memorable and enriching experience for every child.

Vacation care gives you the flexibility and peace of mind to plan ahead, knowing that your child is cared for in a safe and stimulating environment.

Our educators provide indoor and outdoor activities for primary school-aged children, with some services offering excursions and events.

Nutrition

We teach healthy eating and general wellbeing habits across all of our vacation care services. At many of our services, children take an active role in their food preparation through tending to fruit, vegetable and herb gardens. Many of our early learning services prepare meals on site. Food safety and accommodating dietary and cultural requirements is important to us.

Environment

Through a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, we celebrate the natural environment and where possible use sustainable materials in our early learning centres, providing fun, stimulating and educational experiences for your child.

Our educators

Our educators are passionate about offering programs that foster social connections, confidence, community spirit and a sense of belonging for all children. To ensure the best outcomes for your child, our early learning staff have a minimum Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent. Our educators are trained in various programs to support the mental health of your child and are skilled in working with children who have experienced challenges and trauma. As a child safe organisation, our educators undergo regular working with children and police checks.

Upcoming Vacation Care Programs

We currently run vacation programs from our Tasmanian schools including;

Check out our fun-filled holiday programs for primary schools in Tasmania closer to the upcoming holidays.

For all booking enquiries please contact our administration team on 1800 183 103, email  [email protected], or fill out an expression of interest form.

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Enrolment

To enrol in Vacation Care please get in touch with us to discuss your care requirements.

FAQs

Vacation Care is specifically designed for primary school-aged children. Our program caters to the needs and interests of children during school breaks, offering a safe and stimulating environment where they can engage in fun and educational activities. It’s perfect for working parents, students, or anyone needing childcare support over the school holidays.

Enrolling your child in vacation care is easy. Fill out our expression of interest form, contact our administration team on 1800 183 103, or email [email protected] to learn more about eligibility criteria, enrollment cutoff dates, required documentation, and the enrollment process.

Operating hours vary depending on our locations, but generally run from 8am-6pm. For specific availability and scheduling, please refer to the hours of operation for Bagdad Uniting, Mount Stuart Uniting, and North Hobart Campbell Street Uniting vacation programs.

Fee structures are location dependent. For specific cost structures, please refer to the Program hours and fees section for Bagdad Uniting, Mount Stuart Uniting, and North Hobart Campbell Street Uniting.

When bringing your child to vacation care, please pack essentials such as a labelled drink bottle, your morning tea and lunch (we provide afternoon tea), and any comfort items your child may need. It is recommended that children wear clothing that can get messy, closed in shoes and a broad brimmed hat. We provide a safe and nurturing environment, so you can trust their wellbeing is our priority.

Some days will require specific attire such as bike helmets, swimwear, etc. Any excursions or activities like this will be noted in our program.

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