Vacation Care

Vacation Care

Vacation Care

Art and craft, drama, cooking, sport, incursions and excursions by an approved child care provider. 

Macquarie University Vacation Care provides a fun and safe recreational program for up to 55 primary school aged children per day during the school holidays. 

The program, founded on the National Quality Framework My Time Our Place, changes each holiday period, and is based on our educators' understanding of the interests and developmental levels of school-aged children. Activities vary according to the age of the child.

When possible, the children also provide input into daily activities, making suggestions for both the current and future programs.

Bookings open four weeks before the holidays - we encourage families to register early to secure a place.

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Please read the booking instructions and fill out the booking form and excursion form to complete the booking. 


When: NSW school holidays, 7.30am - 6.15pm

Where: Building S11A, 11 University Avenue, Macquarie University (W17 on the map). Follow the pathway to the end of the veranda.

Parking: Limited parking is available during drop off/pick up times.

Meals: We provide a healthy afternoon tea each day.

What to bring: Children are to wear comfortable clothing with closed-in shoes, and bring a water bottle, hat, morning tea and lunch (unless it has been pre-ordered). 


Macquarie students: $62.50 per day

Macquarie staff: $63 per day

Community members: $69 per day

Macquarie University Vacation Care is an approved child care provider, so eligible families may have their fees reduced through the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. We recommend you become familiar with the Fee Payment Policy before booking into Vacation Care.

December 2017 - January 2018 program

Authorisation form (to be completed on initial enrolment) 

Family handbook


T: (02) 9850 4680 (school holidays) or (02) 98507740 (school terms)

M: 0410 458 022


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