Holiday Programs

Village Therapy School Holiday Group Programs

Would your child enjoy the chance to have fun with other kids in a supported environment?

Our school holiday programs are a great way to have fun and make friends, while building important skills!

All of our groups are developed based on neurodiversity affirming principles. Your child will not be taught ways to mimic neurotypical children, as we know that masking has a long-term negative impact on neurodivergent children.

The children will work together in a small group facilitated by Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and/or Music Therapists to build on their strengths in the following areas:

Playing together, sharing and taking turns,
Teamwork and being a good sport,
Fine and gross motor skills, and,
Making friends and having fun!

Groups will be tailored to the ages of the children taking part. Based on our familiarity with your child and their goals, we’ll do our best to include your child in a group where they’re most likely to have a good outcome.

Activities will include games, craft, stories and snack time, providing lots of opportunities to practise social, language and occupational skills with support and strategies provided by our therapists in an environment that is similar to your child’s everyday life. And because the focus is FUN, your child will love coming! You can browse our Groups below & click through for more info.

Our popular School Holiday Program will be returning in the July School Holidays. Keep an eye on this page for updates!

We will run a number of school holiday programs in the school holidays in four age groups. Each group will consist of one session across three days.

Week One

This is the first week of the school holidays (Monday 15th of September to Thursday 18th of January 2024)

Preschool and Preps

  • Early Language Development – Play Pals at 9am
  • School Readiness (for children commencing Prep in 2024) at 11am

Grade 1 to Grade 2:

  • Let’s Build! at 9am
  • Let’s Get Physical at 2pm

Grade 3 and older:

  • Let’s Build! at 11am
  • Let’s Experiment! at 2pm
  • Transition to High School (for children commencing High School in 2024) at 2pm

Week Two

This is the second week of the school holidays (From Monday the 22nd until Thursday the 25th of January 2024)

Preschool and Preps

  • Early Language Development – Play Pals at 9am
  • School Readiness (for children commencing Prep in 2024) at 11am

Grade 1 to Grade 2:

  • Let’s Experiment! at 9am
  • Learn to Ride a Bike (for 7 years+) at 9am

Grade 3 and older:

  • Learn to Ride a Bike at 9am
  • Transition to High School (for children commencing High School in 2024) at 2pm
  • Let’s Experiment! at 2pm
  • 60 minute program (Music Therapy) – $375 total
  • 90 minute program (all other programs) – $495 total

All programs run for 3 x days and include individualised written feedback at the end.

Private clients are welcome. Please check with your Private Health Fund regarding rebates for group programs. NDIS self-managed and plan managed clients may be able to participate in this program using their NDIS funding. If you are unsure whether you can use your child’s NDIS funds, please consult your LAC. Village Therapy is not able to make decisions about the use of NDIS funds. Medicare rebates do not apply to this program.

Payment is required in full to reserve your place. After you register your child, you’ll receive an email with the details of how to make your payment.

The session will go for 90 minutes each day (60 minutes for Music Therapy) across the 3 days of the program and participation in all 3 days is required. Further details will be sent to you before we ask you for payment for your child’s place.

Groups take a lot of time to plan and organise. We know how valuable they are to families, so we make the commitment to offer groups when we can. However, we can only afford to run them with strict guidelines in place around cancellations and non-attendance. Please read the following information carefully, before paying to register your child. We would love to be able to offer refunds for unexpected illness etc, but to do this results in groups losing money. In order to be able to continue offering groups, we need to apply the following attendance policy.

  • Reimbursements are not available if your child does not attend a session. As social interaction is a focus of the program, we rely on all children attending each session. Please only sign up if you are available for every session.
  • If your child is sick on the day, you will be provided with information to enable you to complete a range of activities at home, targeting some of the goals of the group. Refunds are not available.
  • If your availability changes after you have committed to the group, please let us know at least one week in advance of the first session. No refunds will be given after this time unless another child can be allocated to the space. If another child can fill the space, your fee will be refunded, minus a $40 administration fee.
  • Sometimes children are not able to participate appropriately in the group, despite their best efforts. Should this happen, we may be better able to support your family by discontinuing your child’s participation in the group program and spending some time working with you to give you some suggestions on how to target particular areas at home.

If you’re ready to register your interest in one or more of our programs, please click the button below. You’ll be taken to a form where you can include your details.

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While we see as many clients as we can, our availability may be limited. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying the expert help we can offer. Join our Village today and benefit from access to our group programs, posts and immediate notifications of changes to our waiting list.