School Holiday Programs

Are you looking for an alternative to Vacation Care for your child in the upcoming school holidays?

Would your son or daughter benefit from a fun, but sensitive, program of active learning that builds real-life social and practical skills?

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

School holiday activities: Winter 2021

In June and July 2021, Kids First’s team of therapists and teachers will be leading school holiday workshops with a difference!

Our three-hour-long programs offer valuable opportunities to build confidence while learning and practicing skills that primary school-aged children need to succeed in their classroom, playground and life.

Group sizes are limited and NDIS funded children are welcome.

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

Tuesday 29 June 2021
Our awesome OT, Rhiannan, has some ripper regulation and funky fine motor games to get your child in the groove for this morning of cool art and craft activities. Speech therapist, Michael, will join 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. Creative Kids Club is a 3-hour skills-based program that zeroes in on skills like:

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

Thursday 1 July 2021
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 will then jump in with some super new science experiments that they can’t wait to share. Sensational Science 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

Tuesday 6 July 2021
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!(Make sure we know about any allergies your young cook may have so that we can keep everyone safe) Mini Master Chefs 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

Thursday 8 July 2021
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 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

Cost & Conditions

  • Cost per Kids First Workshop (3 hours) $189
  • Workshops commence at 9.00am and conclude at 12.00pm
  • Cancellation fees apply to changes made within 24 hours of 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, he/she 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.