Vacation Care

ERC’s Vacation Care is a licensed care service and is run by consistent, dedicated and qualified staff through each school holidays.

Our program ensures that we have a mixture of activities to cater for the diversity of children in our care. Emphasis is placed on our service being ‘child focused’ – this means children get to have a say in what activities they do. We have many physical, social, cognitive, quiet activities including days out of the centre and visiting guests.

      

OPERATING HOURS

  • School holidays – Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 5.45pm.
  • Pupil free days – 7.45am to 5.45pm  (this does not include stand alone pupil free days when in the middle of term)
  • Closed on public holidays

PARENT INFORMATION

July Program of Activities

July 2022 Newsletter

Vacation-Care-Handbook

New families – Procedure for Enrolling

New families – How to book online

Existing Families – Procedure for forgotton password and changing details

Make an enquiry

ENROLMENTS and BOOKINGS

To enrol your child/children, we will require an enrolment form for each child to be completed on-line prior to attendance.

This can be done using the ‘Register button’ through ‘My Family lounge’ located below.

Once enrolment forms have been completed, you will be able to book using our online system or the My Family lounge app which can be downloaded on your mobile device.

*Bookings are subject to availability and cancellations require a minimum of 7 days

Our Bookings become available at the same time our program of activities comes out, this is usually around 3 weeks prior to each school holidays.

MY FAMILY LOUNGE

 

If you are already registered and can’t login, please contact us for your login information and do not click the “register” button

Are you NEW to our Vacation Care?

  • Click on ‘Register’ to create your ‘My Family Lounge’ account
  • Follow guidelines above called New Families – Procedure for Enrolling
  • Follow guidelines above called New Families – Procedure for Booking on-line
  • Contact the Centre for further help or information

Are you NEW to our Vacation Care, but have a ‘My Family Lounge’ account with another service?

  • Click on ‘Log in’ button above, using your email and password you have had previously
  • Follow guidelines above called New Families – Procedure for Enrolling
  • Follow guidelines above called New Families – Procedure for Booking on-line
  • Contact the Centre for further help or information

EDUCA

Our Vacation Care is linked to a secure online portfolio system called Educa, this is where families can see their child’s learning, including photos, stories and news through the internet. 

Further information on this can be found at: Educa+For+Parents

Child Care Subsidy (This replaces child care benefit and child care rebate as from 2nd July 2018)

  • Eligible families can claim Child Care Subsidy off their fees.
  • Families not currently registered for CCS can do so by phoning the Family Assistance Office on: 136 150 or visit the Family Assistance website

Changes to CCB and CCR: 

From July 2nd 2018 the Government has changed child care benefits and rebates. They have combined the 2 payments into 1 and calling it Child Care Subsidy (CCS). To find out more information and also give you an estimate of new subsidies for your family please follow this link:

https://www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage

AGE LIMITS*

  • Minimum: A child must be enrolled in Pre-Primary and have turned 5 years of age
  • What is considered enrolled at the start of the year? – A child can attend in the January school holidays of the year they are enrolled in Pre-Primary, even though they may not have attended school yet, as long as they have already turned 5 years old.
  • Maximum: We cater for children in Primary School from Pre-Primary to year 6; occasionally a child may be deemed to be too old to attend at 11 – 12 years old, this is dependent on their level of maturity; once a child has reached year 7, or has turned 12 years old, the service will determine whether the child can still attend.