Vacation Care

Friday 22 September will be the last day of Term 3 2017. Vacation Care will be operating from Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October (excluding the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 2 October). Term 4 begins on Monday 7 October 2017.

LEICHHARDT PS AND ST. FIACRE’S PS FAMILIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FROM MONDAY 28 AUGUST. ALL OTHER CHILDREN (LIVING OR ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE LEICHHARDT LGA) WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER FROM MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER.

Vacation care is available to children who live or attend school in the Leichhardt LGA. It operates on the Leichhardt Public School grounds from 7:30am to 6pm during School Holidays & DET Pupil free days. Fresh fruit is available for afternoon tea; Children will need to bring their own snacks, lunch & drinks.

Centre-based programs are offered Tuesday & Thursday each week. While children remain at the centre they are kept busy with a variety of activities and incursions to suit a range of interests & abilities. (Ratios: 1 carer to 15 children)

Excursion days are offered Monday, Wednesday & Friday each week and offer children the opportunity to explore Sydney’s sights, while being supervised at a higher ratio (Ratios: 1 carer to 8 children).

Download the September/October Vacation Care package here or come in to LOOSH to pick up a package.

Vacation care is run in 2 age-specific programs to cater to children’s interests. Check out the activities on offer for the days we stay at the Centre:

Check out the program for In-centre days which gives more detailed information about the activities planned for the days we stay at the service.

Vacation Care Daily Rates
Base rate of $56 plus daily incursion/excursion cost

Child Care Benefit (CCB) & Child Care Rebate (CCR) will reduce the fees paid by families. Families whose children attend child care at registered and accredited centres are entitled to CCB and CCR. The 50% Child Care Rebate is not income tested and families can nominate the following options:

  • Weekly/Fortnightly payment to the service as a  fee reduction
  • Weekly/Fortnightly payment direct to the family bank account
  • Quarterly payments direct to the family bank account
  • Annual payment direct to the family bank account
  • To determine your CCB eligibility and entitlement, please contact the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 61 50 and quote this reference number  Vacation Care 1-6PX-4393                                                                                            
  • Register with Family Assistance Office
  • Read the LOOSH Family Handbook
  • Apply for LOOSH Association Membership
  • Complete LOOSH Enrolment Form if you haven’t already
  • Sign and complete the 2016 Consent Form
  • Return forms to LOOSH and pay in fullIf you need a copy of Acrobat reader, you can download it for free here.