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School holiday program - primary school

Council provides a high-quality, professional, flexible and fun vacation care program for primary school aged children.

Our program offer children:

  • secure and consistent care
  • a program that is child-focused, fun, interesting and stimulating
  • a variety of recreational experiences and opportunities
  • an environment that maintains a high standard of health, hygiene, safety and nutrition and where children are guided in appropriate routines.

Who is the program for?

The program provides care for children aged 5 to 12 years of age who are currently attending primary school. Children who are starting Prep / Foundation in 2023 are able to attend.

Please note that children starting Year 7 in 2023 are able to attend, but they will not be able to claim Child Care Subsidy and you will have to pay the full fee for all booked days. 

When and where is it held?

  • Location: Springfield Pavilion - Corner of Springfield Avenue and Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon 3136
  • Dates: Tuesday 3 January to Friday 20 January 2023
  • Time: 8am to 6pm daily
  • Bookings close: Sunday 11 December

For more booking information, and the Summer program schedule download the program brochure. 

Summer Vacation Care program brochure  (pdf, 2MB)

Big Day Out

Big Day Out - excursion for senior students  (png, 301KB)

Big Day Out is an exciting excursion for the older children (aged 10+) to check out EVs Youth Centre in Croydon and get to know the youth space. The older children will spend a couple of hours at EVs where there is lots of fun games and activities including billiards, board games, a pinball machine and a playstation. They will also get to meet some of the youth workers.

This excursion will be running on Friday 6 January, and children will need to be booked into the S is for Summer event on Book Me on this day. Please note that the excursion fee does apply for this and your invoice will be amended accordingly. 


To attend Maroondah Vacation Care all children must have a completed online enrolment on the HubHello parent portal. Please enrol using the following link:

Complete online enrolment

Once you are enrolled at Springfield Vacation Care, you will be able to book your child into the upcoming program using the BookMe section of the parent portal.

Mailing list

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for our Vacation Care program please enrol your child using the links above.

Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is available to eligible families who have linked their MyGov account. Families are able to link their account once they have an active enrolment with one of our Vacation Care services. 

Please note

  • Families must confirm each new enrolment period on MyGov to receive their Child Care Subsidy payment.
  • Child Care Subsidy is not paid to families for any days the child/ren hasn’t yet physically attended the service for the first time for the current enrolment period.
  • Child Care Subsidy is not paid to families for any days after the child/ren physically attended the service for the last time for the current enrolment period. 

Medical conditions

The vacation care program complies with the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Framework.

If your child suffers from a medical condition, you will also need to provide details of special needs and any management procedures to be followed with respect to the special need.

Anaphylaxis Action Plan  (pdf, 272KB)
Asthma Care Plan for education and care services  (pdf, 157KB)
Action Plan Allergic Reactions  (pdf, 223KB)
Diabetes Management Plan  (pdf, 45KB)
Eczema Action Plan  (pdf, 164KB)
Epilepsy Management Plan  (pdf, 48KB)

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