School’s Out, Fun’s In: Inclusive & Engaging Programs for Every Learner

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The school holidays are upon us, and your child is likely buzzing with excitement for some fun and adventure! But for children with additional learning and social needs, traditional vacation care programs might feel overwhelming. At Kids First Children’s Services, we understand.

Here’s why Kids First is the perfect place for your child to thrive these holidays:

  • Warm & Welcoming Environment: Our familiar and caring setting puts your child at ease. They’ll feel known, accepted, and supported by our dedicated team of experienced therapists and teachers.
  • Building Confidence & Social Skills: We create a fun and engaging atmosphere where children can learn valuable skills for success, like social interaction, collaboration, and resilience.
  • Focus on Individual Needs: Our smaller group sizes ensure each child receives the personalised attention they deserve to participate fully and build confidence.
  • Supporting All Learners: We offer inclusive programs that cater to a wide range of learning styles and needs.

These aren’t just any vacation care programs! At Kids First, your child will have the opportunity to learn, play, and reach their therapy goals in a supportive environment, all while making new friends and having a blast!

Ready to create unforgettable school holiday memories for your child?

Explore our program options for the upcoming school holidays and find the perfect fit for your child’s needs.

Group sizes are limited and NDIS-funded children are welcome.

Please see the booking form at the bottom of this page for available dates, times and conditions.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Kids First!

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Mighty Makers

Build on Your Child’s Strengths: School Holiday Fun for Everyone 

Does your child love to build, create, and use their imagination? Then our Mighty Makers program is perfect for the school holidays at Kids First!

This school holiday event is not just about making things; it’s also about making friends. Here’s what makes Mighty Makers special:

Creative Construction: Hands-on building activities to boost fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity.

Art and Craft Projects: Fun projects to help your child express themselves and build confidence.

Social Skills Development: Collaborative projects and group games to practise social skills in a supportive environment.

Sensory Play: A variety of sensory activities to help children feel comfortable and ready to learn.

NDIS Funding Welcome: Our workshops support your child’s therapeutic goals with small groups for individual attention.

Mighty Makers offers your child a blend of creativity, social connection, and learning through imaginative play and construction.

Ready to build on your son or daughter’s strengths these school holidays? Use the form below to secure your child’s spot in this exciting program.

This offers school holiday fun with a creative therapeutic focus on skills like:

  • Emotional regulation
  • Fine motor precision
  • Visual perception
  • Social skills
  • Following procedures
  • Creative thinking
  • Listening
  • Expressive language
  • Resilience
  • Independence

Mini MasterChefs

Mini MasterChefs: A Recipe for School Holiday Fun!

Is your child a budding chef who loves to get creative in the kitchen? Then Kids First’s Mini MasterChefs program is the perfect recipe for a fun school holiday experience!

Here’s what makes Mini MasterChefs special:

Warm-up Activities: Engaging, high-energy activities led by our occupational therapy team to improve focus, coordination, and fine motor skills.

Sensory Exploration in the Kitchen: Transforming cooking into a sensory experience with a variety of textures and smells to engage all your child’s senses.

Learning Through Playful Cooking: Our speech pathology and occupational therapy teams guide your child through kid-friendly recipes, teaching new vocabulary, communication skills, and practical life skills.

NDIS Funding Welcome: Our program supports your child’s therapeutic goals, focusing on social interaction, communication, and daily living skills in a fun and encouraging environment.

Mini MasterChefs at Kids First offers a unique blend of food exploration, sensory play, and social skills development – all in a morning of culinary creativity!

Ready to nurture your child’s love for cooking and connecting with other kids? Reserve your child’s spot in this program using the form below.

This school holiday workshop focuses on building your child's confidence, creativity, and collaborative skills, as well as supporting their:

  • Creative thinking
  • Fine motor skills
  • Receptive language
  • Social skills
  • Following instructions
  • Expressive language
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Turn taking
  • Making predictions
  • Emotional regulation
  • Problem solving
  • Making a plan

Art & Play Party

Paint, Play, and Create: Join the School Holiday Fun!

Looking for a holiday program that combines creativity, play, and learning? Kids First’s Art & Play Party program could be perfect for your child!

Here’s what makes our Art & Play Party so much fun:

Creative Art Projects: Guided by our experienced teachers, Sonja and Tiia, your child will engage in activities that boost creativity, fine motor skills, and self-expression. They’ll have the chance to create, explore, and take pride in their artistic work.

Interactive Play: Our fun-loving speech pathologist Abbey and occupational therapists Kelly and Abby will lead play sessions focused on developing social skills, communication, and cooperation through engaging games.

Problem-Solving Activities:  Your child will participate in structured activities that challenge their problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills, helping them to become a more confident and independent learner.

Learning Through Art and Play: Our multidisciplinary team, including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and early intervention specialists, provides a supportive environment where your child can develop social, communication, and fine motor skills in a creative way.

NDIS Funding Welcome: If your child has a self or plan managed NDIS plan, we’ll ensure that our program aligns with their therapeutic goals.

Kids First’s school holiday Art & Play Party blends creativity, social connection, and learning through engaging art projects and playful fun.

Is your child ready to join us for an enriching holiday experience? Use the form below to secure their spot in this creative and enjoyable program.

This is a school holiday workshop that focuses on building your child's confidence, resilience, and collaborative skills, as well as supporting their sensory integration:

  • Social interaction skills
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Listening
  • Fine motor precision
  • Expressive language
  • Teamwork
  • Turn taking
  • Resilience
  • Flexible thinking
  • Independence

Pirate Adventure Party

Ahoy, Mateys! You’re Invited to our Pirate Adventure Party!

Ready for a swashbuckling adventure? Kids First’s Pirate Adventure Party program is the perfect way for your child to enjoy the school holidays!

Here’s what makes Pirate Adventure Party a hit:

Treasure Hunt Challenges: Led by our skilled team of early intervention specialists, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists, your child will embark on exciting treasure hunt challenges. These activities are designed to develop problem-solving skills, teamwork, and resilience.

Creative Pirate Crafts: Your child will have the chance to create their own pirate hats, treasure maps, and more. These hands-on projects are perfect for boosting fine motor skills and letting imaginations run wild.

Interactive Pirate Games: Our team will guide your child through a series of fun and engaging pirate-themed games. These games are designed to enhance social skills, cooperation, and physical coordination.

Imaginative Adventures: Your child will get the chance to craft their own pirate tales. This will  help develop language skills, boost creativity, and foster a love for creative play.

Learning Through Play: Our multidisciplinary team will ensure that children not only has fun but also learns and practices important skills. This program supports the development of social interaction, communication, and motor skills through playful activities.

NDIS Funding Compatible: Your child is welcome to use their NDIS plan funding for Kids First’s Pirate Adventure Party. We’ll ensure that this program aligns with your child’s therapeutic goal and is delivered in a way that meets their unique needs.

Pirate Adventure Party at Kids First combines adventure, creativity, and learning in a fun-filled environment.

Ready to set sail on a pirate adventure? Use the form below to secure your child’s spot in this exciting program.

This is an innovative 3-hour therapeutic program that zeroes in on skills like:

  • Emotional regulation
  • Fine motor precision
  • Social language
  • Visual perception
  • Listening
  • Expressive language
  • Following procedures
  • Resilience
  • Independence
  • Postural strength

Details & Online Booking Form


Cost per Kids First Workshop: $249.00

Per child, this fee covers:

  • 3 hours of direct service delivery from multiple members of the Kids First clinical team
  • 1 hour of programming, goal setting, coordination and resourcing
  • 30 minutes of clinical documentation

Each workshop commences at 9.00 am and concludes at 12.00 pm.

Cancellation fees apply to changes made within 24 hours of the class start time.

We want your child to have a fabulous time at our School Holiday Workshops. If your son or daughter has not visited us before, please contact us for a FREE phone consultation or short visit to Kids First so that we can learn about your child’s background and needs.

Please note:
Kids First’s School Holiday programs are offered on a group basis. In taking into account the needs of all children who are participating, Kids First reserves the right to deny a place for your child if we determine that our programs are an unsuitable match for your child’s social, behavioural, or physical needs.

School Holiday Workshop Booking Form

We are looking forward to welcoming your family to a School Holiday Program at Kids First! Please provide your details below and we will contact you ASAP to finalise your booking.

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