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School holiday programs - primary school

Urgent program update - Tuesday 24 March

Council has made the difficult decision to close Vacation Care for the April School Holidays.

The decision was not made lightly, and we apologise for any inconvenience.

The health and safety of our educators and families is our top priority, and we are confident this is the right decision to protect our community at this time.

The decision to close Vacation Care for the April program is intended to:

  • prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our families, friends, ourselves and the broader community
  • reduce the impact on the healthcare sector and the subsequent demand on the healthcare system
  • protect vulnerable groups and essential services staff.

Families will not be charged for any bookings that have been made for the April program. Families that have already paid their Vacation Care account for the upcoming program will be contacted directly to see if you would like to receive a refund or leave the payment as a credit for future programs.

We appreciate your support and patience during this challenging time.


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:

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


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



If you are already enrolled, please book into the upcoming program below. 

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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