Vacation Care

Vacation care runs during the school holidays. We offer a fun and exciting program including excursions, crafts, sports, cooking and, of course, lots of time for free play and making new friends.

Bookings for October 2018 school holidays open Monday 13th August. Please access the information pack and booking form here: 

October 2018:

Vacation Care Information & Booking Vacation Care Information & Booking (1139 KB)

  

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All families who wish to attend this vacation care period must be enrolled for 2018. To complete an enrolment, please visit the Enrolments page of this website for more information.
  • The Vacation Care Booking Form must be completed in full and returned to the centre via email. Do NOT use the QK Enrol Family Lounge system to lodge a waitlist/Vac Care Booking, this system does not meet our services needs.
  • Closing date for first round offers is 30th August 2018.
  • Vacation care fees and activity costs are due IN FULL by 14th September 2018. Only after payment is received is your booking confirmed.

VACATION CARE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Please access the Centre during vacation care from the side gate near the soccer fields.

Children MUST be signed in and out each day by a parent or guardian.

Educator to child ratio is 1:15 at the Centre and 1:8 on excursions.

Children may play their electronic devices between 7:30am-8:30am and 5pm-6pm (except on electronic game days).

  • They must not bring chargers.
  • Only permitted to use G rated games.
  • Wi-fi is to be switched off.
  • Educators are not responsible for lost or broken toys/games.
Please pack a healthy morning tea and lunch and bring your water bottle. We encourage you to pack extra snacks.

Enclosed shoes must be worn (no thongs or sandals) and please bring a hat for sun protection.

BOOKINGS

You can book as few or as many days as you like. Bookings are accepted according to the Priority of Access Guidelines and then order in which the forms are received. GPAC families who have active outside school hours bookings will have priority over new families.

To use our vacation care service you first need to be enrolled at the Centre. Please see the Enrolments tab for enrolment information.

In order to place a booking you must fill out a vacation care booking form and return it to the Centre. All packages contain the program, booking form and information sheet.

After the booking cut off date (as indicated on the information sheet) all booked days must be paid for unless a doctor’s certificate is provided.

WHO CAN COME TO VACATION CARE?

We offer care to children 4.5 to 12 years of age who are currently enrolled in school at Grays Point Public School.

Children do not need to be enrolled in before or after school care to use our vacation care service.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Vacation care runs during the school holidays.

We are are open  from 7:30am-6pm.

We also run a separate program on pupil free days.

FEES

$55 per day per child (CCS applies) plus an additional fee for incursions and excursions. A casual booking (subject to vacancies) after the booking closure date is $60 per day per child. 

A $30 late fee will apply for bookings taken after the closing date.

Vacation care bookings will not be accepted from families with fees in arrears.

Once we accept you booking form you will be provided with an invoice. Vacation care will be billed separately to your 'regular' before and after school care bookings.

All Vacation Care bookings must be paid prior to the start of the vacation care period, payment date will be indicated on the program. Only after your payment is received is your booking confirmed. 

Unless a medical certificate can be presented, there will be no refunds for cancellations or absences.

MEALS

GPAC  believes that good nutrition is essential healthy growth and development.

  • Breakfast and afternoon tea will be provided. Breakfast is available until 8.30am.
  • Please pack a healthy morning tea and lunch and a water bottle.
  • We encourage you to pack extra snacks.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE A NUT FREE SERVICE. We have children who attend the service that have severe allergies (anaphylaxis) to eggs, kiwi fruit, fish, peanuts, sesame and pistachio. Therefore we ask you don't pack these items with your children. 

CLOTHING

Children are to ensure they are wearing comfortable clothing, closed in shoes (no thongs) and to always bring a hat. Please label all clothing.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email admin@gpactivitycentre.org or call 9540 2020 or pop into the Office.