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Vacation Care - The Y NSW - School Holiday Care

The Y NSW Vacation Care provides primary-aged children with fun, engaging, and diverse school holiday activities in a safe and nurturing environment.

Vacation Care at the Y NSW is available in a range of locations across NSW, including Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Broken Hill regions.

Our school holiday programs are jam-packed with activities designed to stimulate inquisitive minds, get children physically active and discover interests. Vacation Care is an opportunity for your child to meet new friends and socialise with others of different ages and diverse backgrounds. Our activity-based programs are developed by qualified Educators who take into account individual children's interests and needs, aimed at providing a wide variety of experiences for all children to enjoy.

Activities can include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Drama, dance and music
  • Quiet reading and games area
  • Sports
  • Group games
  • Leisure and more!

The Y NSW is committed to providing a fun, safe and nurturing environment for all children at all times.

Booking is easy!

Existing Families  booking into the same service again

Book using your MyFamilyLounge login.
(Check your emails for your login details or reset your login.
Please be mindful not to create another account with another email.)

Book via My Family Lounge

New Enquiries or
Existing Families  booking into a different service for the first time

  1. Find your local Vacation Care service
  2. Review their Vacation Care timetable
  3. Complete online enrolment. We’ll be in touch to offer you a position if places are available.

Find a centre near you

Waitlist  join our waitlist

If your required date is unavailable within MyFamilyLounge, please submit a request to join our waitlist below. We will then contact you in the event that a place becomes available on your requested date. Please note, we require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the date required for care. 

Submit Waitlist Request

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

Our Vacation Care services are open to school aged children who are eligible to attend primary school. Whether you are an existing Y OSHC family or a new enrolment, you are welcome at any of our Vacation Care services. 

How much does it cost?

We are a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) eligible service, which means your out of pocket expense will vary based on your individual eligibility requirements. We have listed a full fee amount as well as the maximum reduction available (if eligible for the full 85 per cent subsidy and also have enough activity hours for the day of care). 

For your individual fee reduction and to check your CCS eligibility, simply log into MyGov and complete your CCS assessment, or speak to the Y NSW Child Care Team on 1300 009 679.

What do I need to bring?

Children are required to bring a water bottle and broad-brimmed hat, as well as wear weather-suited clothes and closed-in shoes. For excursions, children must wear the Y NSW Vacation Care t-shirt. Children are required to bring their own morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea (unless specified on individual day that lunch will be provided). 

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