The City of Stirling provides after school and vacation care for children in pre-primary through to 15 ½ year olds. Find out more about the service, including centre locations, fees, and how to apply.
About the after school and vacation care service
The City of Stirling provides a range of quality outside school hours care services for children, offering an exciting, rewarding and fun way to spend time after school and during the school holidays. The services are in operation at four (4) locations across the City of Stirling: Balga, Hamersley, Inglewood and Scarborough.
Each centre provides a variety of fun and engaging activities within a safe and caring environment, the services are accredited with the National Childcare Accreditation Council and are supervised by trained and experienced staff.
Vacation Care - On the Bus Program: 11-15½ year olds
The On the Bus Program provides an award winning mobile service that operates from the Balga, Hamersley and Scarborough centres
On the Bus operates during the school holidays from 8:30am - 5:30pm, offering a program of exciting day trips for older children
Past programs have included activities such as rollerblading, water sports, sand boarding, movies, sporting activities, rock climbing, camel riding and visits to Moore River.
Vacation Care: Pre-primary to Year 7
Vacation care services operate from centres in Balga, Hamersley and Scarborough Centres:
This service caters for primary school aged children (pre-primary to year 7)
Vacation care operates during the school holidays from 8:00am - 6:00pm (excluding public holidays)
Vacation programs include day excursions in addition to a variety of craft, leisure and other fun activities.
After School Care: Pre-primary to Year 7
After school care services operate at centres in Balga, Hamersley, Inglewood and Scarborough
Transport is provided from various schools within the area to take the children to after school care
After school care centres are open from the hours of 3:00pm - 6:00pm every school day
Early school closings are catered for and when numbers permit the centre is open on Pupil Free Days
Activities include craft, sport, games, cooking, leisure or excursions focused on creating fun for the children in a safe environment.
Fees will depend on the amount of Child Care Benefit (CCB) you are eligible to receive. To determine eligibility, families must register with their nearest Family Assistance Office on 136 150.
How to apply
Please complete the appropriate application form below, print off for signage and return to centre supervisor to confirm enrolment. Service phone numbers are located below:
After school care enrolment form
Vacation care enrolment form
Vacation Care Programs
Balga Vacation Care Program
Hamersley Vacation Care Program
Scarborough Vacation Care Program
On The Bus Vacation Care Program
Vacation Care Booking and Permission forms
Balga Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
Hamersley Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
Scarborough Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
On The Bus Vacation Care Booking and Permission form
If your child has asthma, allergies or anaphylaxis please print off and fill out the appropriate form below and submit with enrolment:
Anaphylaxis Action Plan
Anapen Action Plan
New look Epipen Action Plan
Epipen Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Allergy Action Plan
Child referred from an external agency
A child referred from an external agency will not be accepted into after school care or vacation care until this form has been submitted to and assessed by the City of Stirling.
The purpose of this form is to provide staff with additional information that may assist us in planning and caring for your child while they are attending our program.
Care centres (address and contact numbers)
Balga After School and Vacation Care
North Balga Primary School
Maitland Road, Balga
Telephone: (08) 9205 7360
Hamersley After School and Vacation Care
Hamersley Community Centre
Belvedere Road, Hamersley
Telephone: (08) 9205 7630
Inglewood After School Care
Inglewood Civic Centre, Children's Centre
Cnr Ninth Avenue and Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Telephone: (08) 9205 7760
Please note: the Inglewood centre does not provide vacation care.
Scarborough After School and Vacation Care
Scarborough Civic Centre, Children's Centre
173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough
Telephone: (08) 9205 7445
On the Bus Mobile Holiday Program
Phone (08) 9205 8569 (City of Stirling Children’s Services)
Collection from Balga, Hamersley and Scarborough
For more information refer to the Out of school hours care: Information for parent’s handbook.
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