Vacation Care

Vacation Care

Vacation Care

Bookings are NOW OPEN for the Spring Vacation Care program in the new Waratah Cottage!

We will open from 7.30am - 6.30pm from Monday 28th September to Friday 9th October (excluding Monday 5th October - Public Holiday)

Click these links for our Spring Program and Enrolment and Booking Information.

Please visit our School Holiday Programs website to find more information about other holiday programs we offer.

Contact

E: vacationcare@mq.edu.au

Waratah Cottage COVID-19 Statement

Macquarie University is committed to the welfare of children and staff in its care.
Children who are unwell, including those with fever (37.5oC or higher), loss of taste, loss of smell, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, or other symptoms of respiratory infection, should not attend Vacation Care. Staff will ask parents to immediately collect children who appear unwell while attending Vacation Care. Centre staff and visitors are also advised to follow these precautions.
We are incorporating additional precautionary measures to ensure the health and hygiene of staff and students.  These include:
  • modifications to the program to allow for increased physical distancing
  • minimising the number of incursions and ensuring only providers with COVID safe plans are considered
  • not undertaking any excursions
  • increased cleaning throughout the day
  • encourage increase in handwashing and/or use of hand sanitiser
A full refund will be provided in the event that the University cancels Vacation Care for children in the upcoming school holidays. Refunds will be provided where a child is unable to attend Vacation Care due to ill health.
Please refer to the NSW Health website for more information about COVID-19 and the Macquarie University COVID-19 webpage for more information specific to the University.
The University remains open and operating as usual, albeit with heightened awareness for the need for precautionary hygiene measures.
We will continue to monitor the advice from both the Federal Government and NSW Health and will provide updates as necessary.
Please contact us if you have further questions or concerns or wish to see our COVID-19 risk assessment.

Child Safe Commitment Statement

Campus Life is committed to the safety, well-being and empowerment of all children and young people engaging in our programs and to protect them from foreseeable harm.

Campus Life treats all allegations and complaints about the safety and wellbeing of children seriously and is committed to ensuring that its staff, volunteers and contractors understand the legal obligations to report child abuse and neglect to government authorities. Every Campus Life employee has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays, individually and collectively, to ensure that the well-being and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do.

One of the practical aspects of our Child Safe Commitment is our requirement to ensure only authorised persons pick up children each day. Authorised persons are parents and Emergency Contacts as specified in Hubworks.  Where staff are not familiar with the adult/s collecting any child, they will request photo identification of that person picking up the child. The name on the identification must match the name/s we have in Hubworks before a child is released into their care. Please understand that for the safety of your child we cannot let you pick up a child without evidence of identity.

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