Vacation Care

We provide high quality care during the School Holidays for the children of Castle Cove Public School and primary school children (K-6) from the wider community. Our Vacation Care days are packed with exciting activities that take place both in and out of the Centre. Our program aims to keep your children entertained and ensure that they having lots of fun with their friends.

Vacation Care Opening Hours

7:15am- 6:00pm

Important Information | Two really important things to remember over vacation care.

  • Firstly, every child needs to be supplied morning tea, lunch AND an afternoon snack.

We had several children attend the movie day who did not have any food at all – they were ravenous by the time we got back to the Centre having only had a Fruit Stopper and a small box of popcorn.

The Kids Castle does not supply food during vac care, and if your child has food allergies and/or intolerances, We cannot guarantee the centre will have appropriate food stuffs available during vacation sessions.

  • Secondly, the Centre is a NUT FREE ZONE.

Due to the severity of an anaphylactic reaction, it is important for all parents to be aware of the ingredients of items in your children’s lunch boxes.

 

New children attending The Kids Castle for Vacation Care

If you have never attended The Kids Castle before, you will need to enrol in the Centre. (This is in addition to the Vacation Care booking and consent forms.) Please follow the link to view instructions on how to enrol: Enrolments.

Vacation Care Bookings

Our Spring Vacation Care Program is now available for viewing! Bookings open Thursday 6th September and can be made via the webserver. Please read our Terms and Conditions for Vacation Care  Vacation Care Terms and Conditions

The Permission Slip must also be completed and returned to the Centre.

In addition to these forms, we have also attached the risk assessments that the Centre has completed for these activities. All activities require the completion and signing of Permission Slip and some activities require seperate Waivers/Releases. For your convenience, hard copies of all these forms and risk assessments are available for your review at the Centre. Alternatively you can print, sign and return the attached Permission Slips which relate to your booking.

 

RISK ASSESSMENTS

Please review the attached documentation and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to discuss further with Roy or Anna.
We look forward to a wonderful Spring Vacation Care – so get in quick to book your places and avoid disappointment!

 

To book Vacation Care

  1. Login to the webserver using your previously supplied username and password
  2. Click on “Parents Menu” and “Calendar Bookings”
  3. Select the “Edit Week” icon next to the week you wish to book.
  4. Read the terms and conditions applicable for vacation care
  5. Click “Book” for the day of the week you wish to make a booking
  6. Select the activity via the pop up listing and press ok.
  7. Continue steps 5 and 6 until all bookings for the week selected are entered
  8. Click “Save and Exit”.  You will receive a confirmation email of your bookings for Vacation Care so far.
  9. Continue steps 3-6 for any further weeks you wish to book.
  10. Make payment (unless you are setup on Direct Debit) and provide your Netbank receipt and any required permission forms to your Centre Director.
  11. Print out and sign all relevant permission slips for the days that have been booked.
  12. All signed Permission Slip are to be given to Roy or Anna at the Centre.