Before, After and Vacation Care Family Lounge


Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Inc operates childcare centres for school age children pre-kindy to year 6.

Vacation Care for December/January 2017/2018 School Holidays, We will be opening 3 centres – Dubbo South Public School, Central and MAGS

 Please note MAGS parents we will be looking to open Vacation Care from the 11th December at our MAGS Centre.

2017-2018 DNC Christmas Vacation Care 2017-2018 DNC Christmas Vacation Care (2376 KB)

Booking Form 2017 XMAS Booking Form 2017 XMAS (116 KB)

Enrolment form 2018 Enrolment form 2018 (262 KB)

OOSh Handbook 2018 OOSh Handbook 2018 (432 KB)

Vacation Care Order Forms Vacation Care Order Forms (157 KB)

Our Vacation Care program is a supervised care and recreational holiday program including activities, excursions and theme days available during School Holidays and Pupil Free Days. Children are required to provide their own lunch, morning and afternoon tea.     

DNC use My Family Lounge for all our bookings and enrollments because it is easy and convenient for our parents. There is also the convenience of the My Family Lounge App.

If you are already an existing family your email address has been automatically registered for My Family Lounge, we will just need you to complete the registration. Once you have registered you will be able to use My Family Lounge on either the Web or App.


What is My Family Lounge?

My Family Lounge is a 3rd party software for parents to enable them to manage their bookings and contact details.  Parent are able to submit their enrolment form online, update their contact details and make booking changes.

Who can access My Family Lounge?

Each account is registered with a password so only the people you give the password to will be able to access your My Family Lounge. 

How does My Family Lounge parent portal benefit me as a parent?

You will have access to complete an online enrolment form for your child you can then make booking changes, add casual days, enrol for vacation care. My Family Lounge is also available as an App once you have registered your My Family Lounge account. The App can be downloaded for free and can be used anytime, anywhere with instant confirmation for bookings.

Do I need a My Family Lounge for each child?

No once you have registered you can add all your children that attend a School Plus to the one account.  Children can be added to the account at any time.

Where do I find the My Family Lounge?

The My Family Lounge App can be downloaded for free for Android and iPhone devices.

Download the My Family Lounge App for free for bookings changes on the go.

A tutorial for the My Family Lounge App is available please feel free to   contact your service or the DNC Office for more information.


 Before School Care

Before School Care gives your child a great start to the day with a planned activity based program preparing them for the day ahead. Parents can take comfort knowing their child will be provided with a healthy breakfast and enjoy a safe, fun and stimulating environment.

Before School Care 6.00am-8:30am Monday to Friday during the school term, includes transport to School.

After School Care

After School Care gives peace of mind for parents who are unable to pick their children up from school. Our professional educators will provide extensive programs of creative and recreational experiences with the additional benefit of homework help. Children will also be provided with a nutritious afternoon snack to tie them over to dinner time.

After School Care 2.30pm-6.00pm Monday to Friday during the school term.

Vacation Care/ Holiday Club

Our Vacation Care Program offers a wide variety of exciting and educational activities to keep the children entertained. Our Qualified Educators provide structured programs that take into account the skills, interest and needs of the children and offer a variety of arts, crafts, cooking, indoor and outdoor play as well as many special excursions outside of the centre.

Vacation Care is a supervised childcare program which runs from 8.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday during the school holidays.

The After School Care Centres are situated:

Central After School Care – Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Building, 80 Gipps Street, Dubbo

St Laurence’s After School Care – St Laurence Primary School, Fitzroy Street, South Dubbo

West After School Care – West Dubbo Primary School, East  Street, West Dubbo
North After School Care – North Dubbo Primary School, Fitzroy  Street, North Dubbo

South After School Care – South Dubbo Primary School, Fitzroy Street, South Dubbo
East After School Care – Buninyong Primary School, Myall Street, East Dubbo

Macquarie Anglican Grammar School – Currawong Road, Dubbo


After School Care Fees

There is a charge for each child attending the program, and the facility can be used on a permanent or casual basis. Current rates are shown in the table below:

Effective from 17.12.2015

Pick up by 6.00pm

Late pick up fee


$19.00 per child/per day

$15 per 15 minutes

(minimum charge of $15)


$21.00 per child/per day

$15 per 15 minutes

(minimum charge of $15)

Vacation Care Fees


Vacation Care

$50 per child/per day

$15 per 15 minutes

 (minimum charge of $15)

A resource levy of $10 per child is charged at the beginning of each school term for children attending After School Care.

Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre is an approved Out of School Hours Care Centre.  Childcare rebate is available through the Families Assistance Office (Centrelink) for those families that meet the criteria.  To claim the rebate the children must be linked to the service they are attending.


DNC prefer all parents sign up and pay through Qikpay Direct Debit method. Parents will receive forms to complete with vacation care enrolment forms.