Holiday Program

Kids Paradise Holiday Program at Tailrace Centre is Fun.

 It is a very special place where we encourage children to enjoy the celebration of school holidays. It’s surprising, cheeky, joyful, fun, honest, and heartwarming.

The program is designed to instruct, recreate and nurture a child’s soul.

In our program, we offer three types of experiences:

  1. Free play, where children can freely use the space and become reinvigorated. Children in this space are encouraged to embrace whimsy, fun and playful innocence and creativity.
  2. Facilitated play, where we follow the child’s lead and help them to experience the joy and wonder of life.
  3. Structured Play, where children follows a step by step process.

Program Structure

8.30am – 9.30am

Sign In and Free Play with the playground, zippi bikes and the inflatable.

9.30am – 10.00am

Making Friends and Big Time Story

Morning Tea

10.00am – 12.00pm

In this space we enjoy out door play,  craft, cooking, games and activities.

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Lunch and Free Play

1.00pm – 3.30pm

In this space we enjoy out door play,  craft, cooking, games and activities.

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Child directed play. Children may enjoy movies, games, activities and imaginary play.

5.00pm – 5.30pm

Free Play downstairs and Pick Up

Our Big Story will always be based on the stories Jesus told.  Jesus said he came to give us life…  Our school holiday program will teach and infuse life into the heart of every child.  Joy is a choice and we hope they will seize the choices.  That they will learn to giggle and laugh out loud.  To be creative and to regenerate.  

Open Monday to Friday
Family Pass Member:

Full Day – 8.30am to 5.30pm – $22.50

Half Day – 8.30am to 1pm or 1pm to 5.30pm –   $12.50

2 Hour Block Family Pass 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm – $7.50

 

Non Family Pass Member:

Full Day – 8:30am to 5:30pm –  $50
Half Day – 8.30am to 1pm or 1pm to 5.30pm –   $25.50

2 Hour Block Non Family Pass 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm – $15

 

Lunch

$10 or BYO

 

 

Our Easter Theme is LIFE.

Children will be encouraged to embrace the wonder and the beauty of this gift called life.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

What time can I drop my child off?

You can drop your children off from 8:30am or make a private arrangement for an earlier time.

What time can I pick them up?

You can pick them up when it suits you. Staff will be present until 5:30pm.

What do I do about food?

You can pack them their own lunch or you can purchase lunch for them. It is $10 per child and includes morning tea and lunch.

Afternoon tea always consists of kids eating the food they make in their afternoon cooking class. So even if you send food please don’t send afternoon tea because they will get to eat something.

we love sending our son to the holiday program, because of the team.
they are devoted to the kids and obviously aren’t just doing it for the money!

every school holidays I ask my son where he wants to go for vacation care,
and every time he says kids paradise

my son always comes home each day from the program,
remembering the story and eager to tell us!

Feedback from kids and parents.

“Best day ever! ”

“Can you please wait in the cafe…we aren’t finished playing yet.”

“Do we have to go yet!”

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for sending through the link for the photos of our kids participating in the colour water fight.  They had an absolute ball and the photos are fantastic.”

“The program is fun, inclusive, safe, nurturing, full of variety, familiar, adventurous and creative. My children enjoy the combination of familiarity with other children they’ve previously met at the program and the excitement of making new friends. They enjoy the activities, know they are safe and can seek out assistance and comfort if needed. They enjoy the craft, games, cooking and love the Zippy bikes!!! As a parent, I like the peace of mind of knowing my children are free to be kids, having fun all whilst being in a safe, familiar, nurturing environment.”

“Zippi Bikes! But also I think he felt free to play and “eat” when he wanted to, he liked that it wasn’t as strictly structured as other care he’s been to. He was really excited to come each day.”

“The scheduled content that can be flexible to the children’s needs.”