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 Autumn Vacation Care Program is now available for viewing.

Bookings open Saturday 4th of April 2020, and can be made via the webserver.

To Book Vacation Care

Once Vacation Care is open, bookings can be made by following the below steps:

  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. Click “Book VC” for the days of the week you wish to make a booking
  5. Select the activity via the pop up listing, accepting the permission (if relevant) and press ok.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for any further days you wish to book in the week.
  7. Click “SAVE & EXIT” You will receive a confirmation email * of the bookings you have made so far
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 for any further weeks you wish to book. (Please note: The Pupil Free Day can be found in Week 1 of the following term)
  9. Review your booking confirmation email to ensure the days booked are correct.
  10. Sign and return any waivers, if required.

*If you wish to resend the Vacation Booking Summary, this can be done via the Parent Menu> Vacation Care Resend Email option.

Payment: Families on Direct Debit will not need to make this payment- this will be automatically debited at the end of Vacation Care.