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: April 2021

In April 2021, Kids First’s team of occupational therapists, speech pathologists 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 children need to succeed in their classroom, playground and life.

Group sizes are limited. Please see the booking form at the bottom of this page for dates and times.

Tuesday 6 April 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 creative construction activities that build confidence. Crafty Kids is 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 8 April 2021
Our morning will begin with active games to get our bodies and brains in sync! Get ready to get regulated with Natalie and the OT team before jumping into super science experiments with speech therapists Michael and Texon. 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 13 April 2021
Obstacle courses, bubble monsters and other action-packed activities with Rhiannan and the OT team will ensure that our ‘Mini Sports Masters’ will be ready to make the most of their thinking and creative skills. Speech therapists Michael and Texon will then lead the way with games galore! Mini Sports Masters 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 15 April 2021
Get ready for terrific school holiday fun, friendship and team activities as our occupational therapists, teachers and speech pathologists officiate at Kids First’s inaugural Lego and Board Game Challenge. We’ll combine regulating games that get us ready for action, with highly creative thinking as our teams build and play togther. Game On is sure to have its hilarious moments, but while the children are laughing, they 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) $179
  • Workshops commence at 9.00am and conclude at 12.00pm
  • Cancellation fees apply to changes made within 24 hours of start time
  • If your child has not attended Kids First in the past 6 months, he/she will be required to attend an introductory skills session with one of our OTs, speech therapists or teachers to ensure that our small group programs will meet their needs