Creche and Vacation Care

Creche and Vacation Care

South Hedland Aquatic Centre
Gratwick Aquatic Centre
Wanangkura Stadium
Health and Fitness
Stadium Sports
Creche and Vacation Care
Term Programs
Facility Hire

Contact Us

Wanangkura Stadium
Hamilton Rd
South Hedland, WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9140 0400

South Hedland Aquatic Centre
1 Leake Street
South Hedland, WA 6722

Phone: (08) 9172 4666

Gratwick Aquatic Centre
McGregor St
Port Hedland, WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9173 3303

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide a high quality care and service, which is clean, safe, stimulating and develops the “whole” child.

This means:

  • Creating an environment that provides children with choices
  • Fostering the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child
  • Teaching the children to develop respect for others, equipment and their environment
  • Involving parents and crèche staff with appropriate and continuing interaction
  • Providing continual training of staff.

Aims and goals

The aims and goals of our creche and vacation care are:
  • To provide the children with a healthy, happy, loving, caring and trusting environment, where each child develops a strong sense of independence and belonging
  • To provide each child the opportunity to develop in the following areas:
    • Social and emotional skills
    • Physical skills
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Intellectual/cognitive skills
  • For children to develop independence and self discipline
  • For all children to have equal access to the program regardless of race, ability, age or physical abilities.


The Crèche operating at Wanangkura Stadium is excluded from the meaning of Child Care in the Child Care Services Act 2007 (WA). The service is an unlicensed venue and operates under the Crèche Regulation 2006.

Enrolment Process


Crèche bookings must be made in advance to ensure there is an available spot. This can be done at front reception or over the phone if you have creche passes. Bookings can only be made 48 hours in advance and payment will be required before your child is booked into the facility. Parents who hold visit passes are still required to book in their child/ren.

Please ensure you let the Customer Service Officer know how old your child is to ensure there is adequate care.

Creche Opening Hours

Morning sessions:

Monday - Friday: Session One: 8.30am - 10.00am
                            Session Two: 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday:            Session One: 8:00am -9:30am
                            Session Two 10:00am - 11:30am

Afternoon Sessions:

Monday - Friday: Session One: 4.15pm - 6.15pm 

Fees and Payment

Crèche fees are $6.00 per child.10 and 20 visit passes are also available.

Payment must be made at the time of booking.

Family Gold Membership includes creche passes for up to two children within the fortnightly fee.

Please note the following:

  • No family discounts are offered
  • No refunds are provided.

Feedback and Enquiries

Wanangkura Stadium welcomes all types of feedback and enquiries from families on any aspect of the crèche. If parents have a concern relating to the crèche it should be discussed in the first instance with the crèche staff members.

Enquiries regarding the crèche can be directed to Stadium front reception or crèche team members.

Any complaints raised will be taken seriously and will follow the Children’s Services Complaints Handling Procedure.

Find out more information about Creche Enrolment, and Creche Parent Information.

Vacation Care

YMCA South Hedland OSHC operates a Vacation Care program each school holidays within Wanangkura Stadium.  We have a specialised function room which is dedicated to vacation care during the time it is running.

All YMCA WA programs are staffed by qualified, experienced childcare professionals with current National Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks.

Enrolment Process


We provide care for children aged 5-12years from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday during the school holidays.

Fees and Payment

The cost is $95.00 per child, per day; which includes all excursion costs, transport and a healthy morning and afternoon tea.

CCR and CCB fee reductions are available.

Feedback and Enquiries

Wanangkura Stadium welcomes all types of feedback and enquiries from families on any aspect of Vacation Care.  If parents have a concern relating to the Vacation Care it should be discussed in the first instance with the Creche and Vacation Care Team Leader.

Enquiries regarding Vacation Care can be directed to Stadium front reception on (08) 9140 0400 or send an e-mail to our Creche and Vacation Care Supervisor.

Forms and Parent Information

To enrol your child/children in our Vacation Care program, please download and complete the following forms: Vacation Care Enrolment Form and Ezidebit Customer Form

For more information about our OHSC program read our Parent Information Handbook