Kids in Common Vacation Care at Camperdown
Camperdown Commons and Camperdown Tennis offer a unique line up of experiences and activities to ensure your kids are thoroughly entertained throughout the school holidays.
During the Autumn school holiday’s, the two Inner West community hubs play host to a massive vacation care program for primary school kids (ages 5-12) to enjoy.
NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS!
Active kids will love Tennis, Soccer, AFL, Oz Tag, Martial Arts and Gymnastics, while kids with stars in their eyes will get a kick out of the Dramarama, and Dancing Stars.
Junior master chefs can whisk away with Cooking Stars and for kids who just want to get their hands dirty, there’s Little Farmers. Your little zen warrior can harness all their energy with Kids Yoga and kids can play it cool with Water & Games activities.
Creative kids have the opportunity to showcase their inner child with Cartoon classes, and Slime and Science will keep every child entertained.
Need to ADD a packed lunch?
We all need a little extra help at times, to ADD a little extra, see Related Courses at the end of each class to ADD Food for the day (when booked in for the whole day).
Government concession card holders?
Six full days are offered at a discounted price for adults with certain concession cards, check out our FAQs to see if you are eligible, and the process to submit.
HOW TO BOOK
Our neighbour, and partner in this program, Camperdown Tennis, is hosting the ONLINE BOOKINGS HERE
Frequently asked questions.
How do I book for multiple children?
We require that each child is registered against all their own programs. Please refer to the instructions at the top of this page.
I’ve booked my child into a half-day session, but decided I want them to do a full day, can I still get the discount?
The way the system works, the discount is only applied at the time of booking. So, make sure you know what sessions you want before you book!
What are the opening and drop off times?
Please note no children can be dropped off or picked up outside these times without discussion and prior agreement with one of the onsite managers.
Drop Off: 8am to 9am
Drop off/ pick up: 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Pick up 3pm to 3.30pm (pm sessions)
Pick up 3pm to 5.45pm (free aftercare for full day bookings)
A late pick up fee will be charged at $50 per 15 minutes or part thereof. This is relevant for sessions that finish at 5.45pm.
Can I claim Government Child Care rebate on your Vacation Care program?
We are not registered for CCR/CCB, so you are unable to claim this rebate. However, we do offer discounts for certain concession card holders.
I heard you give discounts to Government Concession Card holders. How do I apply?
We offer discounted full day session, to applicable days, to the following concession card holders:
Forster Child Health Care Card
Health Care Card
Pensioner Concession Card
Low Income Health Care Card
Each child/ren registered for the program must be shown on the card, where applicable.
The discount price of $60 for a full day is offered on the following days:
Monday 16 April
Tuesday 17 April
Thursday 19 April
Friday 20 April
Monday 23 April
Thursday 26 April
How do I claim a Concession Card discount?
Submit this form with a photo of your concession card, and we will process the enrolment for you and email you confirmation.
What are your ratios?
This is dependent on how many children we have. We bring in specific facilitators to run all the programs for us, and outside of program times there will always be a Team Leader and at least another staff member onsite at all times.
Can I give my child money in case they want to purchase themselves something?
No, no money should be given to children- this causes issues between the children. There is no need for your child to purchase anything onsite, and it will not be permitted.
Do you feed my child?
It is up to you. You are welcome to pre-order food online from acre for $15, which includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and an additional snack. If you choose to pack your own food that is perfectly fine as well, just make sure plenty is packed- the program is jam packed and the kids get hungry!
I would love to stay and watch my child, is that ok?
While we completely understand you want to see your child enjoy themselves, we ask that parents/carers drop off and leave. No person who is not employed for the program will be permitted to stay.
Can I take pictures?
We have millions of pictures of our kids as well! However, if you would like to take a photo, just ask one of the staff on the day, we need to make sure no other child is in the image.
My child was sick and couldn’t attend, can I get a refund?
We completely understand kids get sick, and we want them to stay home and get better. However, we cannot offer a refund for the session.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions
Are children accompanied to the bathroom?
Similar to school, children buddy up to go to the bathroom. No adult will take them or assist.
My child is doing a full day program, so going between Camperdown Tennis and Camperdown Commons. Just want to make sure they will be safe going between the different spaces.
They absolutely will be safe. We transfer the children between the sessions, so they will be nice and safe.
Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
You drop off, and pick up, from Camperdown Tennis, at 33 Mallett Street. You enter Camperdown Tennis from Mallett Street carpark, just off Camperdown Oval.
Can I ask to someone else to pick up my child?
We all lead busy lives, and completely understand it takes a village to raise a child! While we are happy for someone else to pick up your child, we must be informed before the date in writing, or at the time of drop off for that day. Otherwise, we will not permit for them to be signed out.
My child has some learning difficulties, will they be ok at the sessions?
We all worry about how our children will integrate in a new setting. Feel free to give us a call on 9559 0050 (press 1), or email us directly to discuss any concerns you have.
I forgot their hat/water bottle/lunch, that will be ok, won’t it?
It is a requirement that each child has the following for each day. This will be checked when they arrive, and we will not permit a child to attend without these items:
Sneakers (no thongs or open toed shoes allowed)
Food (whether from acre or supplied yourselves)
More food (these kids get hungry!)
Appropriate clothing for the session i.e a thin long sleeved top just in case Sydney weather decides to change seasons
Apron (if doing cooking and you have one at home- these are not compulsory)
Will there be sunscreen available for my child to re-apply?
Absolutely, we will supply sunscreen, and remind the child to re-apply throughout the course of the day. However, it is your child’s responsibility to apply. We will of course help if they ask!
Will water be available during the day?
Of course, children will easily be able to re-fill their water bottles throughout the day! There is a dedicated water station at Camperdown Tennis and ample water available at Camperdown Commons.
How do I give feedback?
We welcome any and all feedback, email us directly
What should I dress my kids in?
Wear appropriate sports clothing and sneakers. Please be aware that the programs are very high activity and that children will sweat and get dirty. We recommend that children wear clothes that are worn in (i.e. not their Sunday best!)
Can you please keep me informed on future Vacation Care programs?
Certainly, please subscribe here, and we will advise you on future programs.
Do you have a question we have not answered for you here?
Please email us directly and we will get back to you.
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions here.