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Gowrie NSW North Sydney Community

Vacation Care

220 Miller Street North Sydney, NSW 2060 Show On Map
Mon-Fri | 8:00am - 6:00pm
Ages School Age (4 - 12 years)
Enrolments 0418 999 129

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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This was our first time at Gowrie North Sydney Community Centre. My daughter had a great time despite knowing no other kids there. Activities were engaging and fun, especially the jumping castle. Good balance with craft which she likes. Staff are really friendly. My daughter remembered Marcus from Monday of week 1 when she next returned on Friday of week 2. Shout out to him as he helped her settle each day and made me feel comfortable leaving her in a different place. Have already told a bunch of other mums about Gowrie for vacation care. 

Emma Campbell


The daily program at Gowrie NSW North Sydney Community 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 - North Sydney Community Vacation Care Programme.

The following will be provided:

  • Sunscreen

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.

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The daily fee for Vacation Care is $65 before any CSS is applied. Please note additional fees will be charged for excursions and incursions.

$66 per day + $5 additional for pre-kindergarten children

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

  • All the booked vacation care sessions are paid one week in advance for the upcoming weeks booked sessions.
  • If bookings for the first week of vacation care is requested between Wednesday 10th April 2024 and Monday 15th April 2024, a $10 per child late booking fee will be charged.
  • Within the vacation care period, any bookings made 1 day prior to the session starting will incur a $10 per child late booking charge.
  • Within the vacation care period, any bookings made more than 1 day prior to the session starting will not incur a late booking charge.
  • Cancellation of any Vacation Care Sessions requires 7 days written notice. In the absence of the required cancellation notice, a $100.00 cancellation fee per child 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

Maria Pineda

Hi, I am Maria. I have been working in the OSCH industry for over four years. Currently, I am pursuing a study in Early Childhood Education to enhance my knowledge and provide a high-quality service. My utmost priority is to create a nurturing environment where children are not only safe but also happy and engaged in enjoyable activities. 

Throughout my career, I have come to realise that children have an incredible ability to teach us valuable lessons. Their unique perspectives and innate curiosity constantly inspire me to learn and grow alongside them.

Have a question? We'd love to help.

Call us on (02) 8594 4200 or fill in the form below.


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You're just one step away from booking with us via the xap smile app. If you've been part of Gowrie for over 12 months, simply click the button below, install the app and start booking your sessions hassle free.

For new families or those who haven't joined us in the past year, don't worry, we're here to make the enrolment process as smooth as possible. Please fill out our quick and easy enrolment form to get started.


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VC Booking forms and program will be available on the 20th of May

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