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Inclusive School Holiday Group Programs

Growing Early Minds offers a range of fun, educational, inclusive school holiday programs and camps. Our programs are limited to small groups to ensure that every child receives close one-on-one support and NDIS eligible. Want to get notified by email? Why not sign up to our e-newsletter here.

January 2023 School Holiday Group Programs

School Holiday Program Schedule - Week 1
Program 9 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan Location Cost From
Cooking Club 9.15am -12.15pm (3hrs) 9.15am -12.15pm (3hrs) 9.15am -12.15pm (3hrs) 9.15am -12.15pm (3hrs) Hassall Grove  Community Centre $969.88 (1:3 ratio)
Lego Group with Fine Motor Focus 1pm – 4pm
(3hrs)
1pm – 4pm
(3hrs)
1pm – 4pm
(3hrs)
1pm – 4pm
(3hrs)
Blacktown Road Clinic $969.88 (1:3 ratio)
School Holiday Program Schedule - Week 2
Program 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan Location Cost From
Science Club 9.15am -12.15pm
(3hrs)
Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre $290.97
(1:3 ratio)
Science Club 1pm – 4pm  (3hrs) Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre $290.97
(1:3 ratio)
GEM Social

Book by the day

9am -2pm (5hrs) 9am -2pm (5hrs) 9am -2pm (5hrs) Hassall Grove  Community Centre $371.95 (1:3 ratio) discounts apply for 3 and 4-day bookings.
Ready Set School 9am -12pm (3hrs) 9am -12pm (3hrs) 9am -12pm (3hrs) Blacktown Road Clinic $727.42 (1:3 ratio)
School Holiday Program Schedule - Week 3
Program 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan Location Cost From
GEM Social
Book by the day
9am -12pm (3hrs) 9am -12pm (3hrs) 9am -12pm (3hrs) Hassall Grove  Community Centre $371.95 (1:3 ratio) discounts apply for 3 and 4-day bookings.
CHEF for a day 9.30am – 2.30pm Growing Early Minds Penrith  $387.96 (1:3 ratio)
Ready Set School 9am -12pm (3hrs) 9am -12pm (3hrs) 9am -12pm (3hrs) Blacktown Road Clinic $727.42 (1:3 ratio)

Cooking Club

Designed for children 6-10 years with sensory processing difficulties or who are selective (fussy) eaters. This program uses the Responsive Feeding Therapy approach and encourages culinary curiosity through planning, cooking, and trying new foods.

Cost: From $969.88 (1:3 ratio) – This program is eligible under NDIS funding.

LEGO Group With Fine Motor Focus

Facilitated by qualified allied health therapists, this group program is designed for children 5-8 years of age who require support completing fine motor activities – with a focus on improving hand-eye coordination and strength for activities such as writing, drawing, and construction activities.

Cost: From $969.88 (1:3 ratio) – This program is eligible under NDIS funding.

Science Club

Facilitated by qualified allied health therapists, this group program is designed for children 7-12 years of age. Think space, dinosaurs, volcanos rocks and much more! Do you have a budding scientist that likes experimenting and having fun? Then this is the club for you.

Costs: from $290.97 (1:3 ratio) – This program is eligible under NDIS funding.

GEM Social Club

Facilitated by qualified allied health therapists, this group program is designed for children 7-11 years of age who require social skills support. This program has been structured to encompass all our therapy services – speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and dietetics – and is jam-packed full of fun!

Costs per day:
1 day = $371.80
2 days = $743.58
3 days = $1115.37
4 days = $1487.80
5 days = $1859.75
6 days = $2230.80
Discounts apply for three or more days
Costs based on 1:3 ratio and will change based on the child’s support needs.

CHEF for a day

Facilitated by a paediatric dietitian, this one-day cooking experience is designed for older children (ages 10-14) to learn life skills associated with Cooking. We start the day working on a menu as a group, then venture on foot to the local supermarket where each child will assist with purchasing items. We then return to the kitchen where we will cook and eat our meal as a group. 

Cost: from $387.96 (1:3 ratio) – This program is eligible under NDIS funding.

Ready Set School Program

Designed for children starting kindergarten in 2023. This program is facilitated by allied health professionals and involves a range of themed activities to help build and improve each child’s communication,cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills. This school readiness program will help them build confidence and prepare for this big transition so that they can have the best start to school.

Cost: from $727.42 (1:3 ratio) – This program is eligible under NDIS funding.

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