After-school & vacation care

After-school & 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.

Programs include activities such as:

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


Fees generally do not apply at Surry Hills* or Redfern, except for some activities and excursions during school holidays. 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.

For our programs at Pyrmont, Ultimo, The Rocks (KGV) and Woolloomooloo, after-school care costs $24 a session and holiday care is $58 a day, which includes excursion or activity costs.

The fees only apply to families who do not meet the criteria for free access to the services. The child care subsidy is available to help with the cost of fees for children using the programs at Pyrmont, Ultimo and The Rocks. A discount off the standard fee is also available for eligible families using these 3 centres.

Late pick-up penalty fees apply.

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

Team leaders 

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 apply to go on the waiting list

Team leader contacts
02 9298 3132
02 9288 5716
Surry Hills
02 9288 5660
The Rocks
02 9244 3616
02 9298 3104
02 8374 6322


For all general enquiries about outside school hours care in the city, please contact Marley Woods, Middle Childhood Services Coordinator:

02 9246 7887

Programs After-school care Vacation care

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
Redfern Children's Program
Redfern Community Centre
29–53 Hugo Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Monday to Friday
3pm to 5.30pm
Monday to Friday
9:30am to 5.30pm

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

Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
Not provided by the
City of Sydney

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

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

Woolloomooloo Children's Program
Juanita Nielsen Community Centre
31 Nicholson Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Monday to Friday
3pm to 6pm
10am to 4pm
Monday to Friday
10am to 6pm
10am to 4pm

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

Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019