After-school and vacation care

After-school and vacation care

When school's out

We run 6 after-school and vacation care programs for primary school children aged 5 to 12 years in Pyrmont, Surry Hills*, Redfern, The Rocks (KGV), Ultimo and Woolloomooloo. Our children's programs differ slightly from each another but most include activities such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • gardening and cooking
  • homework groups
  • music and dance
  • sport and fitness.

If you are considering enrolling your child into a program for the first time, we recommend contacting the team leader to have a chat. Alternatively, you can download a waiting list application below and send it to us now.

The programs at Redfern, Surry Hills and Woolloomooloo operate a 'drop-in' system for children who are enrolled.

Please note, certain access criteria needs to be met before your child's enrolment can be confirmed. To find out more, contact the team leader directly.

You can download more information about each children's vacation care program below.

* The Surry Hills vacation care program is run by the Girls and Boys Brigade.

For our programs at Pyrmont, Ultimo and The Rocks (KGV), priority placement is given to City of Sydney residents and workers needing care for their children due to work or study commitments, or to people from disadvantaged groups. If you would like to know more please get in touch with the team leader at your nearest program.

Fees

Fees generally do not apply at Surry Hills, Redfern or Woolloomooloo, except for some activities and excursions during school holidays*. The Surry Hills holiday program is now run by the Girls and Boys Brigade. 

For our programs at Pyrmont, Ultimo and The Rocks (KGV), after-school care costs $19 per day and holiday care is $40 per day, excluding excursion costs*. The child care benefit is available to help with these costs. Late pick-up penalty fees are $1 per minute (a minimum $10 fee applies).

* School holiday excursions and some special activities may cost from $5 to $30.

Contacts

For more information about school-aged care in the City of Sydney area, please contact:

Marley Woods
02 9246 7887

Programs After-school care Vacation care Contacts

Pyrmont Children's Program
Pyrmont Community Centre
Corner John and Mount Streets
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
Monday to Friday
8am to 6pm
02 9298 3132
Redfern Children's Program
Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Monday to Friday
3pm to 5pm
Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm
02 9288 5716

Surry Hills Children's Program
Girls and Boys Brigade Building
402 Riley Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
Saturday
10am to 4pm
Not provided by the
City of Sydney

02 9288 5660

The Rocks (KGV) Children's Program
KGV Recreation Centre
Cumberland Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
Monday to Friday
8am to 6pm

02 9244 3616

Ultimo Children's Program
Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
Monday to Friday
8am to 6pm

02 9298 3104

Woolloomooloo Children's Program
33 Riley Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
Saturday
10am to 4pm
Monday to Friday
10am to 6pm
Saturday
10am to 4pm

02 8374 6322


The programs do not operate on public holidays and close for a short break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Waiting list application Document Downloads
Waiting list application
Primary school aged children’s program waiting list form PDF 191.4 KB Download

Last updated: Tuesday, 19 August 2014