Minda’s dedicated Vacation Care team meet the particular needs of children with a disability and their carers during the holiday periods throughout the school year.
The program caters for children between the ages of 5 and 21 and the service is run on a maximum one staff to three children ratio, with up to 24 places available per day.
Minda’s policy of inclusion endeavours to understand and provide for the individual needs of your child. If you are interested in accessing Minda’s Vacation Care, a team member will make a time to visit you and your child. This provides an opportunity for staff to discuss any relevant issues and to also determine the type of group your child would be best suited with.
Minda’s Vacation Care staff all have experience working with children with additional needs and all hold current First Aid and Police Clearances.
Please note, there is a request period prior to families receiving confirmation of their child(ren)’s placement.
Fee structure and eligibility: Fees are $60 per day (as at 1 July 2014), less the Child Care Benefit (CCB). CCB is means tested and families are required to register with Centrelink on 136 150, or full fees apply.
To be eligible to access Vacation Care, your child must be enrolled in school.
Hours of operation: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: St Patrick’s School, 13 Warwick Avenue, Dulwich
Holiday periods: All school holiday periods (excluding public holidays)