Vacation Care

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Bookings Open!

  • Vacation Care will operate at our Miranda, Burraneer Bay and Lucas Heights centres during the September/October school holidays.
  • Our program features fun, low-risk centre based activities. To assist with maintaining children’s health and safety, there will be no offsite excursions. All incursion providers have COVID safe plans for their specific activities.
  • Program highlights include go kart riding, mini Olympics, science fun, arts & crafts, Gamerz video game theatre incursion and much more. 

Vacation Care

  • Our three centres at Miranda, Burraneer Bay and Lucas Heights open 7am-6pm during school holidays.
  • Miranda Vacation Care: 31A Wandella Road, Miranda (behind Miranda Library).
  • Burraneer Bay Vacation Care: in the grounds of Burraneer Bay Public School, 161-165 Burraneer Bay Road, Cronulla.
  • Lucas Heights Vacation Care: in the grounds of Lucas Heights Community School, 132 Old Illawarra Road, Barden Ridge.
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My Family Lounge

Ready to make a booking? 

Please create a My Family Lounge account, or sign into your existing account. If you have already registered, you can sign in to make any changes to your details, contacts, your child's enrolment and view bookings you have made.

Register or sign in here 


Don’t have a My Family Lounge account? Create your online account now.

Follow these easy steps...

Step 1 - Register to create an account

Step 2 - Complete all Mandatory Components of your and your child’s details -these will be marked *

Step 3 - Complete the online enrolment and upload the signed permission form (located under General Questions), ensuring all mandatory fields are completed

Step 4 - Save and Submit your completed Enrolment

If you leave a mandatory box blank, the system will inform you in red writing so you know what is missing. This will need to be corrected before the system will allow you to submit your Enrolment

Step 5 - Add Casual Booking 

   Step 1. Select Child

   Step 2. Select Service

   Step 3. Select Room (Select Vacation Care for a standard day of care. Select Optional Excursion to book in to the standard day of care including the optional excursion

   Step 4. Select Day required (available days will appear in Green)

   Step 5. Book selected day (repeat step 4 & 5 to book another day)

   Step 6. Select Save changes if you want to book in another child

   Select Save and Exit to finish making a casual booking.

N.B. Once you have booked your selected day/s they will be confirmed and appear in purple on your calendar located in the My Family Lounge under Add Casual Booking

There will be no confirmation email sent to notify you of your booked days. Simply log into your My Family Lounge Account and refer to day/s marked in purple under the calendar located in Add Casual Booking.

You can also book Vacation Care spots using the MFL app! 


Our Program

9D Cinema, disco party, science fun, mini Olympics sports, arts & crafts and more!

Our early bird fee ($58 per day) will close on Sunday 20 September. Bookings received after this date will be charged our standard daily rate ($63).

Please note: incursions which have an additional fee will be Child Care Subsidy eligible (i.e. your daily fee and incursion fee will be combined and this entire amount will be eligible for Child Care Subsidy).

Current Program

How to Book Guide

Vacation Care Terms & Conditions

Vacation Care Family Handbook  

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Do you need a Medical Management Plan form?

Medical Management Plans are a regulatory requirement and provide our Educators with the information required to best meet your child's medical needs. You will need to complete a Medical Management Plan if:

  • your child is new to Sutherland Shire Council Vacation Care and has been diagnosed with a medical condition.
  • has recently been diagnosed with a medical condition and this is the first Vacation Care period since the diagnosis.
  • your child's current plan is out-of-date, or will be out-of-date in the holiday period you are booking in for (plans need to be updated every 12 months)
  • your child's medical condition has changed or the management of the condition has changed.

Medical conditions include asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, an allergy requiring medication on contact allergen, etc.

Click here for more information and to access the Medical Management Plan Form

Inclusion

Successful childcare is about finding the right environment for each child's needs. Children thrive when they are in an environment which best suits their needs, strengths and challenges. Inclusive childcare is about valuing each child’s experience and ensuring all children actively participate in the service’s program.

Inclusion is at the heart of our philosophy and practices. We liaise closely with every family to learn as much as possible about their child. This information is critical, enabling us to work with families to find the ideal childcare environment.


Don’t have a My Family Lounge account? Create your online account now.

Follow these easy steps...

Step 1 - Register to create an account

Step 2 - Complete all Mandatory Components of your and your child’s details -these will be marked *

Step 3 - Complete the online enrolment and upload the signed permission form (located under General Questions), ensuring all mandatory fields are completed

Step 4 - Save and Submit your completed Enrolment

If you leave a mandatory box blank, the system will inform you in red writing so you know what is missing. This will need to be corrected before the system will allow you to submit your Enrolment

Step 5 - Add Casual Booking 

   Step 1. Select Child

   Step 2. Select Service

   Step 3. Select Room (Select Vacation Care for a standard day of care. Select Optional Excursion to book in to the standard day of care including the optional excursion

   Step 4. Select Day required (available days will appear in Green)

   Step 5. Book selected day (repeat step 4 & 5 to book another day)

   Step 6. Select Save changes if you want to book in another child

   Select Save and Exit to finish making a casual booking.

N.B. Once you have booked your selected day/s they will be confirmed and appear in purple on your calendar located in the My Family Lounge under Add Casual Booking

There will be no confirmation email sent to notify you of your booked days. Simply log into your My Family Lounge Account and refer to day/s marked in purple under the calendar located in Add Casual Booking.

You can also book Vacation Care spots using the MFL app! 


Here are some important components of our guidelines which outlines our inclusive approach. We share it here to give families an understanding of the holistic perspective we adopt when placing children into care within our OOSH services.

  • Children’s Services works towards supporting an enrolment based on the child’s needs, availability of positions, facilities, resources and a suitable environment for the child. Our aim is to collaborate with families to provide a positive transition into care and ongoing participation in the program.
  • Our early childhood specialists within the Children's Services management team will assist the OOSH service to ensure there is suitable resourcing available, and ensure training and awareness of children’s individual needs is built in to the process of staff induction and ongoing professional development. We work with our Educators to support practices that maintain the safety and wellbeing of all children in the care environment.
  • Once enrolled, each service works individually with each family to develop an individual support plan for the child that provides strategies to strengthen the child's developmental and learning journey.
  • Wherever possible, assistance and guidance will be sought from inclusion support agencies relevant to the child’s placement. If applicable, Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) will be applied for to assist with any barriers to inclusion. This may include funding for the provision of an additional Educator to build Educator capacity and capability to include children with additional needs. The funding is not available to provide 1:1 support for the child.
  • While every effort is made to provide placement to children with additional and complex needs, Children’s Services will take into account, and make decisions, based on the overall needs of all of the children attending the service.
  • This includes considering factors such as the capacity to adequately staff a service to cater to children’s needs, the ongoing needs of children already enrolled in the service, level of staff training and experience, access to suitable support services and other factors as they arise. Decisions regarding placement take into account the safety, wellbeing and interests of all children using the service, the availability to adequately supervise the environment and the capacity for the service to access suitable resourcing.
  • We acknowledge that at times, we may be unable to accept an enrolment as the service is unable to access the essential resourcing required to meet the unique requirements of the child's specific additional needs in a safe manner.
  • Enrolment requests are considered in light of the capacity and capability of the respective service to safely and successfully meet the individual needs of the child prior to accepting an enrolment.

Your Role

At the outset of applying for care, it is critical that families provide us with accurate information to support the inclusion of their child to the service. This includes additional needs and abilities, any challenging behaviours and medical needs (as requested in the enrolment form and agreement). 

The effective enrolment of children into our services relies on families providing clear and factual information about their child. A child’s enrolment or ongoing placement may be at risk where a family does not provide us with information relevant to the inclusion of their child in the service.

Families/guardians will provide:

  • Accurate information regarding their child to our Educators and Children's Services management and customer service team.
  • Updated medical or additional needs records to the service.
  • Open collaboration and communication with Educators at the service to ensure individual needs are met and the service has the knowledge and capacity to include the child in the program.

Families/guardians will be provided with:

  • Efficient, accurate and timely/current information about the whole child and family.
  • Relevant information from health professionals and other support agencies.
  • Time to meet with the service prior to the child commencing care.
  • Equal opportunities to be involved in decision making concerning their child’s program and its implementation and whenever possible the service of an interpreter.
  • Opportunities to share their own culture, knowledge and skills to help children appreciate and welcome similarities and differences.
  • Opportunities to express their expectations of the inclusive program through open and ongoing lines of communication.

More Information

You are welcome to call our Children's Services team on phone 9710 0466 should you have any queries regarding inclusion within our OOSH services.

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Contact Vacation Care

For Vacation Care queries, please phone Vacation Care on 9710 0466 or email our team at VacationCare@ssc.nsw.gov.au

“My child attends Burraneer Bay Vacation Care and over the past few years she has really enjoyed her time there.  During the last holidays my daughter often spoke about some of the Educators who have been absolutely amazing and have made her experience exceptional. The Centre Coordinator is also consistently exceptional with her care & attention to each child’s needs. I am grateful for the energetic, engaging and caring team who have contributed to making my daughter’s experience so positive.”

 Our family values the care and fun activities provided at your Burraneer Bay Vacation Care centre. We believe it is a safe environment, where our child feels a part of the group. It is our first time using the service this term. We will definitely be back in future.”

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