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School holiday programs - primary school

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

Our programs 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 are the programs for?

The programs provide care for children aged 5 to 12 years of age who are currently attending primary school. Please note that children who will be beginning primary school or secondary school in 2020 are eligible to attend the January school holiday program. 

When and where are they held?

Programs run between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday during school holidays. Note: they do not operate on public holidays.

They are held at:

  • Springfield, Springfield Ave, Croydon
  • Belmont Park, Olympus Drive, Croydon South

The January school holidays run from Monday 6 January to Friday 24 January 2020.


We understand there can be a lot to remember when booking in fr the programs, so we have made a checklist to help you with the process:

How do I book my child in?  (pdf, 174KB)

To book in to one of our programs, you first need to enrol any children that will be attending.

Enrolments for Vacation Care are made online through our parent portal. Please enrol using the following links:



Program details

Vacation Care Program — January 2020  (pdf, 420KB)

Big Day Out — January 2020  (pdf, 350KB)

Information and booking forms

Vacation Booking Forms — January 2020  (pdf, 307KB)

Excursion Consent Form — Belmont — January 2020  (pdf, 148KB)  

Excursion Consent Form — Springfield — January 2020  (pdf, 150KB)

Child Authorisation form

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

A Child Care Subsidy is available to families who have linked their myGov account. If you are unable to link our Vacation Care program to your account, please contact Centrelink on 13 61 50. 

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)

Acessible forms

Big Day Out — January 2020  (docx, 1MB)

Vacation Booking Forms — January 2020  (docx, 183KB)

Excursion Consent Form — Belmont — January 2020  (docx, 182KB)  

Excursion Consent Form — Springfield — January 2020  (docx, 183KB)

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