Michael Robinson, Sienna Smith, Malakai Ewing, Haylee Gauld, Corey Eckart and Chloe Gauld show off their skills and their dressup on their karaoke days at PCYC holiday care.
Michael Robinson, Sienna Smith, Malakai Ewing, Haylee Gauld, Corey Eckart and Chloe Gauld show off their skills and their dressup on their karaoke days at PCYC holiday care. Adam Hourigan

Last days of holiday fun for the big kids too

TAYLOR Swift's newest backing singers are belting out her latest tune in one corner, zombies are bouncing off the walls in the other, and Michelle Phillips wouldn't have it any other way.

The coordinator of the PCYC South Burnett Taabinga School Age Care was in charge of nearly 45 kids last Friday as they had a karaoke day for the last day of the holidays.

"You get used to the noise," she laughed. "As long as they kids are having fun it's all good."

 

The holiday vacation care service has entertained kids from prep to 18 in a variety of activities such as tenpin bowling, gymnastics, cooking and even an emoji day with a focus on keeping them active.

"We certainly like to get them to run around outside rather than sit on the TV," Ms Phillips said.

"That's the good thing, it's setup for the kids to do what they like. They can come and draw, or run around, and choose what they want to do."

 

Chloe Schulte, 5 shows off her cat makeup at the PCYC holiday care.
Chloe Schulte, 5 shows off her cat makeup at the PCYC holiday care. Adam Hourigan

Ms Phillips said the service also provided before and after school care, where they encourage children to do homework and learn other life skills.

"We get the kids to help with hte washing up, how to handle food, general life skills, and we take pictures and put them on Facebook and their parents are amazed at what they can do," she said.

"Also, the kids can't wait to go home and brag about what they made today."

And as for the staff sneaking a turn at some of the fun equipment, Ms Phillips said they never have to wait until after closing time.

 

PCYC holiday care supervisors (back l-r) Jess Pallinger, Tiarna McCarthy (front l-r) Naomi Warms and Michelle Phillips have some fun of their own on the last day of the holidays.
PCYC holiday care supervisors (back l-r) Jess Pallinger, Tiarna McCarthy (front l-r) Naomi Warms and Michelle Phillips have some fun of their own on the last day of the holidays. Adam Hourigan

"We definitely get right into it, we're jumping right on the castle," she said.

"One good thing about having this job, is you can get in and look like an idiot and noone cares."

For more information on the holiday and before and after school care, contact Ms Phillips on (0428)227057.

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