ALL ABOUT VACATION CARE
We provide Vacation Care during the school holidays, to cater for children of the Maroubra and wider community. Vacation Care is packed with exciting activities such as excursions, incursions and theme days. Our program aims to keep the children entertained, try develop new experiences and skills.
During Vacation Care we operate from 7am - 6pm
Vacation Care fees are charged at a flat $55 fee per day including all excursion and activity costs. The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is applied to all attendance costs incurred.
Non attendance must be advised within 24hours or fee will still be applied, if the spot can be filled.
PRIORITY OF ACCESS
Vacation care days can either be:
- In Centre days where all activities are run by MJCC educators.
- Incursion days where activities are run by visitors.
- Excursion days where we take the children to a venue either by hire bus or public transport.
* Risk assessments for each day can be requested for family viewing.
MJCC intends to cater for all families requiring care, and where possible, will source the extra spaces required to enable acceptance of all families. Sometimes, there may be waiting lists for childcare services and to ensure the system is fair, to see the criteria please see our policy page.
To book a place for Vacation Care, you must complete our annual online enrolment (SmaartCentral) form then the online vacation care booking form (Google Form) which will indicate what days you would like to book in for.
Families have to fill in the online booking form before the closing date which will be stated on the program.
Once we've processed all forms according to the priority of access guidelines, families will receive a Compliance Written Arrangement (CWA - booking confirmation) with the confirmed days.
No cancellation can be made after the closing date. Families will be charged their booking if they do cancel after this date.
We cater to the nutritional needs of the children, foster good eating habits, and take into consideration cultural requirements and children with food allergies.
We provide breakfast (between 7am - 8:15am) and afternoon tea snacks during vacation care. Please pack your child a healthy lunch, snacks and plenty of water unless stated within the daily program.
We have a hat policy aimed at protecting all children attending our service during vacation care. The hat enables us to meet the standards for adequate sun protection and improves visibility of children for educators whilst they're out on excursion.
For new year enrolments a hat is included in the fee. For mid year enrolments (reduced fee) a hat must be purchased of $10.
Any lost hats must be replaced and will incur a fee of $18 for brand new hat or $8 for secondhand hat.
If your child/ren don't bring their hat during a vacation care day they won't be able to attend the excursion and/or you will be charged for a replacement hat.
PROPERTY & PERSONAL BELONGINGS
MJCC educators are not responsible for any property that children bring from home. If it's precious think carefully before sending it.
Mobile phones and mobile watches are strongly discouraged. Should you wish your child to bring one in, it must be handed to an educators on arrival and kept in the office.
SUMMER VACATION CARE
The summer program is out now!
Friday 24th November 2023
18th - 22nd December 2023
8th - 31st January 2024
Closed: 26th January 2024
STEP 1 - NEW FAMILY ENROLMENTS ONLY
( THEN DO STEP 2 )
Families need to be enrolled into our service to attend vacation care.
You only need to enrol once a year.
For brand NEW families who haven't ever enrolled at MJCC please follow this link and click on 'Apply': NEW ENROLMENT
For existing families who haven't yet enrolled for the current year 2023, please follow this link: EXISTING ENROLMENT
STEP 2 - EXISTING FAMILIES AND
VACATION CARE BOOKING FORM
Families are to read all the important information on this page above and within the vacation care program. Then fill out the online booking form via the link below.
This is the only form to book in your child/ren in vacation care days.