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CatholicCare is an accredited provider of vacation care during school holidays for children aged 5 to 12 years. These services operate at a number of our Catholic primary schools across Northern Sydney, the Northern Beaches and the Central Coast. Some services welcome children from other local schools too.

Located within school grounds, our centres provide safe, familiar, purpose planned and well maintained child friendly environments, allowing us to offer a wide range of activities catering to children of differing ages, interests and needs. We also head out and about on a range of local excursions each school holiday period. Our centres are staffed by educators with a range of backgrounds, each bringing their own skills, expertise and passions to the team across a broad spectrum of activities – sport, drama, music, art, living skills and more. We aim to provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment and activities which harnesses the children’s interests and strengths whilst respecting their need for leisure.

My son always anticipates the next school holidays and loves choosing the activities he wants to attend. The staff are great fun!

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