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Gowrie NSW Bathurst West

Vacation Care

Bathurst West Public School (Suttor St, Bathurst NSW 2795) Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 7:00am - 6:00pm
Ages School Age (4 - 12 years)
Enrolments 0438 247 606

A lifesaver for parents!

Gowrie NSW's Vacation Care program is a lifesaver for parents seeking quality and engaging care during the school holidays.

We understand that balancing work and family during breaks can be challenging. That's why our program is designed to offer your child a safe, enriching environment where they can explore a diverse range of activities, from hands-on crafts and interactive workshops to outdoor excursions.

With our dedicated, experienced staff,  you can be confident that your child is not only well looked after but also having a fantastic time making memories and learning new skills. It's a win-win: peace of mind for you and a fulfilling holiday experience for your child.

Learn more about the ChildCare Subsidy and what you may be entitled to here. 

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Gowrie NSW Bathurst West OSHC has a fantastic team of educators who facilitate a program that is child-focused, safe and a lot of fun. Sustainable practices are a high priority, strong connections to the community are developed and maintained and I particularly loved the relationships between children and families.



The daily program at Gowrie NSW Bathurst West is an action-packed schedule of hands-on creativity, exploration, investigation, and fun! From art & drama to science and sports, music, environmental projects and more.

Our program is built on positive interactions, enriching experiences, and provides a safe, happy and empowering environment. It is guided by ‘My Time, Our Place’, the National Curriculum Framework for School Age Care in Australia and revised each school holiday period - built on children’s interests, their input and developmental age. The program includes a mix of incursions, excursions and in-house activities.

Vacation care encourages face to face group activities, like sports and team games. Interacting with other children means that they will develop skills in:

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Empathy skills
  • Confidence and resilience

Gowrie NSW Vacation Care programs are delivered by a team of professional educators and support staff, dedicated to providing a high quality fun and engaging program in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment. 
Our qualified Vacation Care educators:

  • Encourage children’s curiosity, exploration and problem solving
  • Value and respect children’s ideas and questions
  • Support children to build positive relationships with others
  • Respect the individuality of all children

Your children don’t need to be students of the school to register for the Gowrie NSW - Bathurst West Vacation Care Programme.

The following will be provided:

  • Sunscreen
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • Late snack

The daily activities on offer may change due to NSW Health Advice and Restrictions. The program activities, incursions, and excursions may change subject to weather or other events outside of Gowrie NSW Control. Families will be notified by the program to be informed of any updates or changes to the program at the earliest possible time should there be a change to the program.

Scroll down to the form to view our most recent program and secure a booking!

The daily fee for Vacation Care is $65.00 Please note additional fees will be charged for excursions and incursions.

$65 per day + $5 additional for pre-kindergarten children

Learn more about the ChildCare Subsidy and what you may be entitled to here.

  • All booked vacation care sessions must be paid for in advance.
  • If bookings for the first week of vacation care is requested between Wednesday 13th December 2023 and Monday 20th December 2023, a $10 per child late booking fee will be charged. Any bookings then made within the vacation care period will not incur this charge.
  • Cancellation of any Vacation Care Sessions requires 7 days written notice. In the absence of required cancellation notice, the regular session fees for the day will be charged and is non-refundable.
  • A failure to notify fee of $5 is charged to family’s accounts who do not inform the Program Manager that their child will not attend a booked session of care, OR if they arrive late to a booked excursion session.
  • Children must be at the Centre before the scheduled bus departure time on excursion days
  • Programs, incursions and excursions may change to accommodate adverse weather conditions or due to unforeseen circumstances. Parents will be advised of any changes

Meet our Program Manager

Natascha Hicks

Hi, I'm Natascha. I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of children’s services and regard it as an extremely rewarding career. Currently I am the Program manager for Bathurst West OSHC. Previous to this role I spent 8 years working directly within the Early Childhood sector. My biggest advocacies for children are inclusion, access to safe care and education and building strong confident identities through the implementation of rich learning experiences.


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