Kids Paradise Holiday Program at Tailrace Centre is a soulful play space. It is a very special place where we encourage the celebration of childhood, friendships and innocence. 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 soulful experiences:
- 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.
- Facilitated Soul play, where an educator follows a child’s lead and uses teaching strategies to guide play and learning for the soul.
- Structured Workshop, that follows a step by step process and helps children discover their unrepeatable soul and to love and respect the soul of another.
8.30am – 9.30am
Sign In and Free Play
9.30am – 10.00am
Getting to know you and our values that bring freedom and energy to our soul Morning Tea
10.00am – 12.00pm
Soul Story* to revive, energise and stimulate the soul, mind and body followed by games, activities, craft and cooking to reinforce our soul story
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Lunch and Free Play
1.00pm – 2.00pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Soul Story* and activity to revive, energise and stimulate the soul, mind and body
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Team Challenge – where we put into practice some of what we have learned
5.00pm – 5.30pm
Free Play downstairs and Pick Up
*All Soul Stories are based on the Christian Traditions Structure of the program.
Download our Dec 2019/Feb 2020 program
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
$10 or BYO
Our Spring Theme
Children will laugh, dream, and be inspired to make a difference; take ownership of their mistakes and forgive others for their mistakes;never give up—no matter how scared they are.
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 our regular users
What are your overall thoughts about the school holiday programme?
This last school holiday we asked parents this question and this was their answer.
“Best day ever!”
“Already booked in for the next two terms!”
“They had an awesome time/had a ball/absolutely loved it!”
“As a parent I was very impressed – the carers made me feel comfortable to leave my child.”
“They didn’t want to leave!”
“The kids just saw it as one massive play date!”
“So well organised.”
“My anxious child was made to feel comfortable.”
“Harasses us all the time, he absolutely loves it – we will be back!”
“Love it – the kids are always asking “mummy, when can we go back?”
“We don’t have any problem’s getting them to come.”
“Always comes home exhausted.”
Why do parents bring their kids to our school holiday program?
“Who doesn’t love Kids Paradise?”
“I love that it’s all onsite activities but there is lots of variety.”
“We are a split family, so kids go to different schools, different day cares etc – this was neutral ground where they could do something together.”
“I had friends who had recommended the programme and I’m so glad that we chose it.”