Our latest News and announcements:

Naidoc Week 3 - 10 July

We have some exciting activities planned for our vacation care programme during NAIDOC WEEK this year. We are lucky to have 2 staff members who are proud Wiradjuri members who will be sharing their culture with the children in special ways. You can make a booking via the parent portal if you would like your child to enjoy the arts and crafts, games, bush art, koori cooking and more we have planned.


Year 6 Events for 2022 

Each year we celebrate the growing independence of our year 6 children and support their readiness for high school with some the very popular year 6 events. The events for this year have been planned and organised with the help of the children themselves. Any year 6 child is welcome to attend. The permission forms can be found on our FORMS & DOCS page. 

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Excursion planned for Tuesday 12 April will be changed to an In House event 

As a result of the continuing bad weather, the excursion to Blackheath originally planned for Tuesday 12 April will be cancelled. Instead the children will be partaking in an exciting In House Event. We will have a sausage sizzle lunch still and then Walkabout Reptiles will be visiting from 2:30pm

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BASC Voucher Scheme

Our service will be participating in the BASC Voucher Scheme. Families with children enrolled at the service are welcome to present vouchers via email to us. Families interested in enrolling in the service in order to partake in the scheme are welcome to enrol. Please see our BOOKINGS page for info on how to enrol. All our usual policies and procedures apply.


Some conditions apply re use of the BASC Vouchers. For more information, please read our news update HERE

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Changes to excursions in our January vacation care programme

We've made the following changes to our vacation care programme on account of the bad weather forecast for the next few days:

Friday 14 January – Buckland Park for bubble blowing and bubble tea

The children will now remain at Tanderra to enjoy the iChai beverages and activities. The staff will take the children’s orders in the morning and the drinks will be purchased and brought down to the centre in the afternoon. If weather permits, bubble blowing will still take place at the centre.


Tuesday 18 January – Blackheath Memorial Park for sausage sizzle lunch and play

We will be having the sausage sizzle lunch at the centre instead and won’t be travelling to Blackheath. The children will have a delicious lunch prepared at the centre which will include a juice popper, and then will play games at the centre and watch a movie. The cost of the excursion will be reduced to cover the cost of the lunch only.   

Chinese Restaurant Excursion 

We're off to Springwood Chinese Gardens Restaurant on 13 January 2022 to enjoy a delicious Chinese Banquet!

We've published the menu and possible allergens here on on our programme and menu page


If your child is coming for the excursion, please check the menu carefully and let us know if there is anything you need to let us know about regarding your child's needs.

Re-Enrolling your child for 2022

Have you re-enrolled yet for 2022?

Every child must be re-enrolled whether you use before, after, vacation care or casual care.

This will also ensure we know what your care needs are fro permanent care in before and after school care.  

For families using before and after school care, we also need an updated Regular Transport Permission Form, authorising us to take your child to and from the bus stop each time.

Download your re-enrolment form HERE and return it to us via email.

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Fees for 2022

Please see our fee rates for 2022.

As a not-for-profit service, we aim to keep fees as low as possible as part of our commitment to affordable care for families.

Most families are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, to help with paying your fees. Some families may be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy. Please click HERE for more information from Services Australia. 

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Opening Dates for Dec/Jan Vacation Care

These are our vacation care opening dates for the forthcoming summer holidays.

Bookings can be made via our parent portal from 6 December when our programme will also be published.

Please note that school resumes for St Thomas Aquinas PS, Ellison PS and Springwood PS students from Tuesday 1 February (starting dates for children commencing kindergarten will vary).

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