The Vacation Care service operates at two locations. The South Tamworth Centre is at Hillvue School on Hillvue Road and the East Tamworth Centre is at Tamworth Public School on Brisbane Street. Childcare is available for children aged from 5 to 12 years old and is provided from 6:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Bookings for Vacation care commence in Wk 8 each term.
Year Round Care is an approved service under National Regulations for Education and Care Services. The program follows the guidelines from ‘My Time Our Place’ the Framework for School aged Care in Australia. We ensure children’s time at our service is enjoyable, safe and inclusive environment.
Vacation Care is approved for 45 children daily at each Centre. As part of our accreditation, there is always a ratio of 1 staff member to 15 children and all staff hold current qualifications including a current First Aid Certificate. Children from any school in Tamworth are able to attend these services.
A set program is planned for each vacation. Activities at Vacation Care include board games, art and craft, games, cooking, sport, free choice, reading drama, music and construction sets. Weekly excursions are held during holidays and incur a small fee.
The Centre supplies a variety of healthy foods at morning and afternoon tea. Children are required to supply their own lunch, afternoon tea and a drink.
The Vacation Care program is very popular, so bookings are essential. A Year Round Care Enrolment Form must be completed and booking times confirmed with the Centre staff. This form is suitable for enrolment in all three children’s services offered by Council.
Children with special needs may be eligible to attend the service under the Inclusion Support program. Contact the Year Round Care Coordinator to discuss individual needs.
For further information about the children’s services offered or to discuss your family's needs, contact the Year Round Care Co-ordinator or phone (02) 6766 6862.
Vacation care costs $45.00 per child per day (6:30am - 6:00pm) or $23.50 for half a day (5 hours).
Other Regional Childcare Centres
The Tamworth Regional Community Directory has a complete listing of schools, pre-schools and childcare centres throughout the region.
East Year Round Care
Phone: (02) 6766 6862
South Year Round Care
Phone: (02) 6762 2207