Before & After School and Vacation Care


Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Inc operates Before and After School and Vacation Care services for school age children, pre-kindy to year 6.  Children are provided with a range of enjoyable activities to choose from in a fun and friendly environment

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 starts from 6.00am Monday to Friday during the school term, and includes transport to School between 8.30am - 9.15am.

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 healthy afternoon snack.

After School Care runs from 2.30pm-6.00pm Monday to Friday during the school term (pick up by 6pm).

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 7.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday during the school holidays.

The After School Care Centres are situated:

Central Before & After School and Vacation Care – Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Building, 80 Gipps Street, Dubbo - Kennedy Street entrance

St Laurence’s After School Care – St Laurence Primary School, Corner of Fitzroy and Tamworth Streets, South Dubbo

West After School Care – West Dubbo Primary School, 30 East Street, West Dubbo

North After School Care and Vacation Care – North Dubbo Primary School, 162 Fitzroy Street, North Dubbo

South After School Care and Vacation Care  – South Dubbo Primary School, Fitzroy Street, South Dubbo

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

Macquarie Anglican Grammar School (MAGS) Before & After School Care and Vacation Care - 11 Currawong Road, Dubbo


Before and 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 02.07.2018)

 Before and After School Care session fees

Before School (BSC)
6.00am - 9.30am

After School (ASC)
Pick up by 6.00pm


$24.00 per child / per day  

$24.00 per child / per day  


$26.00 per child / per day  

$26.00 per child / per day  

Pre Kinder
(ASC MAGS only)
$26.00 per child / per day
Vacation Care session fees
 Vacation Care $55 per child / per day 

Additional Fees and Charges
Resource fee levy $12 per child per term. Charged at the beginning of each school term for each service children attend (excludes vacation care), to contribute to the cost of resources for children's activities. 
Late collection / pick up fee (after 6pm)
$15 per 15 minutes (minimum charge of $15)
Location fee / Failure to notify of absence fee (ASC only) $15 per occurrence if you fail to notify the service that your child will be absent and phone calls need to be made to locate your child. 
Late payment of fees / debt recovery cost Failure to pay fees on time may result in recovery costs including administration fees, debt recovery fees, solicitor fees and disbursement incurred by DNC being added to the overdue account. 

Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre is an approved Out of School Hours Care Service.  Childcare subsidy is available through the Families Assistance Office (Centrelink) for families that meet the criteria.  To claim the subsidy, families must agree to the 'Complying Written Agreements' through our software provider Xplor, and complete the activity test and confirm your child's enrolment through MyGov. 


XplorCare is our software provider and digital platform. Upon enrolment (see below) Xplor will send you an email for setting up your login details. XplorCare is a free app that can be downloaded onto your phone for convenient access to accounts, attendance and bookings. 

Enrolment and Outside School Hours Care Handbook

All children must be enrolled with the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Inc. before they can attend.  All information in the enrolment form must be provided before the enrolment is completed. Parents must inform the supervisor of any changes to enrolment information

Before enrolling, please read the Outside School Hours Care Family Handbook.

To complete the enrolment application, please download the Enrolment Form booklet here or request from our office.

Once forms are fully complete, please return either by email to or at the office of Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre: 1/80 Gipps Street, Dubbo.

If you would like any further information please call our office on 02 6883 2300.