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Active learning for real-life social and practical skills with plenty of fun and creativity too!

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The Kids First’s vacation programs are school holiday workshops with a difference!

Our dedicated team of therapists and teachers lead three-hour-long programs that offer valuable opportunities for kids with unique needs to build confidence while learning and practicing skills that they need to succeed in their primary school classroom, playground, and life.

In our familiar, caring environment, kids of all abilities feel welcome, known and accepted…. and because of this, they overcome their challenges and are able to THRIVE instead of just ‘cope’

Kids First’s experienced team of child psychologists, speech therapists, teachers and OTs offer supported school holiday workshops that help kids to reach their therapeutic goals and share social experiences with like-minded peers.

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.

Learning cleverly disguised as fun for kids aged 5-10

Creative Kids Club

Our OT Team heads up this funky art extravaganza, designed to work on those fine motor skills with fun games to get your child in the groove for this morning of cool art and craft activities.

Speech therapist Rebecca joins the fun, supporting your child with cool and crafty activities that build confidence and will give your child a masterpiece (or two!) to bring home.

This is a 3-hour skills-based program that zeroes in on skills like:

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

Sensational Science Club

A little bit of mess, and a whole lot of fun! Your child’s morning will begin with Natalie and the OT team who will lead active games as we get our bodies and brains in sync.

Child and family clinician, Dimity, and speech pathologist Michael then jump in with some super new science experiments that they can’t wait to share.

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

  • Sensory regulation
  • Core strength
  • Comprehension
  • Social skills
  • Following instructions
  • Expressive language
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Flexible thinking
  • Making predictions
  • Balance
  • Problem solving
  • Making a plan

Mini Master Chefs Club

What child doesn’t love fun food? We’ll start our day with obstacle courses, bubble monsters, and other action-packed activities with Rhiannan and the OT team who’ll ensure that your ‘Mini Master Chef’ is ready to make the most of their thinking and creative skills.

Child and family clinician Louise will then lead the way with creative kid-friendly cooking!

This is a school holiday workshop that focuses on building children’s confidence, creativity, and collaborative skills, as well as supporting their:

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

Mini Master Builders Club

Get ready for terrific school holiday fun, friendship, and team activities at Kids First’s inaugural Mini Master Builders Challenge.

Our experienced therapists and teachers Dimity, Michael, and Kirsty will combine regulating games that get your child ready for action, with highly creative thinking as our teams build and play together.

Mini Master Builders is perfect for kids who love Lego and other construction activities.

While your child is having fun with new friends, your budding builder will also be developing skills in:

  • Social interaction skills
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Receptive language
  • Manual dexterity
  • Self esteem
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Core strength
  • Midline crossing
  • Processing speed
  • Flexible thinking
  • Social language
  • Turn taking

The details:

The cost per Kids
First Workshop
$249.00 (INC GST)

Each workshop lasts for three hours, starting at 9am and wrapping up at 12pm.

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, and give your child every chance to feel comfortable at Kids First.

If your child has not attended Kids First in the past 6 months, they will be required to attend an introductory ‘meet and play’ session with one of our team members so that we have had a chance to meet your child, talk to you, and ensure that our small group programs will meet their needs.

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