Important Information for Vacation Care
As this year comes to an end we want to let you know about all the exciting vacation care activities coming up! Vacation care will be split into 3 sections;
1. Christmas Vacation Care- 17th to the 24th of December
2. Island Play Days- 29th, 30th and 31st of December
3. Summer Vacation Care- 4th to the 28th of January
Christmas Vacation Care is back and will once again be a fun and exciting Christmas program for children of all ages kindy(2020) -year 7, please note on Thursday the 24th of December, we will close at 2pm
The Island Play Days
Play Days are for parents who find themselves in need of care between Christmas and New Year. There will be no scheduled program and it will be children’s choice of free play activities.
On Thursday the 31st of December, we will close at 2pm.
There is a 5 child minimum on all Island play days.
Summer Vacation Care
Summer Vacation care we will back into full swing with our regular scheduled programming. This summer, we have two programs;
Explorers and Little Explorers (Kindy, Year 1 and 2 in 2020)
Navigators and Adventurers (Years 3,4,5 and 6 in 2020)
The Island summer vacation care will be on all days, except Tuesday the 26th of January (Australia Day), when we will be closed.
Children in kindergarten 2021 are invited to join the program at their discretion, those not wanting to join the full vacation care program, are invited to join us as part of the preschool program with other kindergarten 2021 children. (preschool prices applicable)
We hope this gives this gives all our kindergarten 2021 parents peace of mind. No one knows your child as well as you do, so feel free to read through the program and decide what you feel would work best for you and your little one.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays and we hope to see you in vacation care soon.
What to Pack & Not to Pack
Morning Tea, Lunch & Water Bottle
(please do not pack lollies)
Please remember to pack a healthy recess and lunch for your child which does not have any nuts. Lunch will be provided on days that have the knife and fork symbol. Please do not pack any food items that need to be cooked or reheated.
Closed Toe Footwear
Your child must have CLOSED TOE footwear on all days. Any child that does not have closed toe footwear will unfortunately note be able to participate in certain activities.
Hat & Water Bottle
Your child must have a hat while coming to vacation care for protection from the sun when going on excursions as well as a water bottle during the day for drinking.
If you child does not have a hat / water bottle you will be debited $10.00 for the provision of either a hat or water bottle or both and the subsequent laundry and sterilisation required)
(sunscreen will be applied by educators before children leave building)
Sun Smart Clothing
Choose clothing that covers as much skin as possible. The best styles are: tops with collars, and sleeves of at least three quarter-length, pants or skirts of at least three-quarter-length.
(rashie top and shorts)
Please make sure to pack swimmers for you children on days in which there will be water activities.
Children are not allowed to bring electronics to the centre (i.e. mobile phones, iPads, computers, etc.)
Vacation Care fees and charges are CCS applicable as is the activity fee
First time enrolment fee
$85.00 (some excursions have an additional fee)
Preschool prices applicable for children who will start kindy in 2021
Book before 12 midnight on the 11th of December 2020- $75.00 per day (for current Island OOSH Families only)
Please make sure you know your schedule before completing your vacation care booking to avoid disappointment.
By submitting the vacation care form you agree that you will be debited for the days in which you select from your card and/or bank account given, and that you will be charged for days booked even if your child does not attend regardless of illness and/or notification of absence. Submitting this form acts as confirmation of your enrolment unless otherwise notified.
We look forward to seeing your children in vacation care these holidays, if you have any questions regarding vacation care please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in the holidays,
The Island OOSH