Vacation care programs

Inner West Council's school holiday care services provide a safe, supervised and fun place for your child.

Our programs provide a wide range of supervised creative, recreational and play activities that assist in the social, emotional, creative and physical development of your child.

Our staff plans the program with input from the children attending the centre. Your child will be offered a balance of structured and unstructured activities providing stimulating, enjoyable and safe play opportunities.

Council-operated services

Council operates vacation care programs at the following schools:

  • Camdenville Public School – Laura Street, Newtown
  • Ferncourt Public School – Premier Street, Marrickville
  • Stanmore Public School – Corner Holt and Cavendish Streets, Stanmore

If you need to contact any of our centres and they are closed, please call 02 9335 2008.

Opening dates and times

Stanmore and Ferncourt vacation care programs will be open from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily on the following days:

  • Thursday, 19 December 2019 to Monday, 23 December 2019 inclusive
  • Thursday, 16 January 2020 to Tuesday, 28 January 2020 inclusive (not open public holidays)

Camdenville vacation care program will be closed.

Children starting kindergarten in 2020 cannot attend this vacation care period.

All centres will have vacation care programs on display from Monday, 18 November 2019.

Important dates

  • Monday, 18 November 2019:  Programs available to families
  • Monday, 25 November 2019: Bookings open at Ferncourt and Stanmore
  • Wednesday, 27 November 2019: Booking requests for December close at 6pm to be considered for first round offers
  • Wednesday, 11 December 2019: Booking requests for January close at 6pm to be considered for first round offers
  • Wednesday, 18 December 2019: Last day of the school term

December 2019 programs



January 2020 programs



More information

More information on vacation care services can be found here:

Other school holiday activities

Find details about other school holiday activities and programs in the Inner West at our what's on page.

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Page last updated: 15 Nov 2019