Information For Current Speak Up Families

Creative Holiday Care

Imaginative learning over the holidays


Speak Up now provides an alternative to school based holiday care – an arts-based program for creative kids. We provide the opportunity for social connection and engagement, fun and relaxed educational activities as well as creative expression in an inclusive environment.
Creative Holiday Care is held at our Spring Hill studio for kids in prep to grade 8.


27th June to 1st July 2022


The cost is $440 for the week.


I am so grateful for this service. Thank you for always finding ways to support families, and keep kids busy and creative. I am sure my kids will have a wonderful time.


– Amy, Mum

Vacation care, Speak Up style.


We are lucky enough to have brilliant teachers available to provide quality care and tailored learning for creative kids over the holidays. Our Creative Holiday Care program is different from Speak Up’s usual workshops; with a slower pace, fewer kids and more time to chill out.
Our main priority is for kids to feel at home for the week while enjoying energising drama and art activities. These workshops will focus on having fun and building confidence and personal skills that will benefit them throughout the year.

Drama Activities

Each day we will hold a two hour drama workshop designed to build skills that will help students at school and beyond. As always, Speak Up’s learning style is silly and relaxed. Learn about persuasive speaking by selling a ridiculous product. Learn about acting with some incredibly funny Monty Python scenes. This part of the day is sure to help kids work on confidence and communication skills.

Improvisation & confidence

Speaking & presentation skills

Musical theatre workshop

Persuasive speaking workshop

Creating characters & scenes

Art and Craft

Each afternoon, kids will participate in a two hour art and craft workshop. Our focus at Speak Up is self expression and team work and our art and craft activities range from solo projects like painting and clay, to fabulous group projects like building a pillow fort. This part of the day is designed to engage the senses and get creativity flowing!

Paint a self portrait

Make clay creatures

Paint a mural at the studio

Build a Rube Goldberg machine

Build a pillow fort

kids at holiday care

Movie Afternoon

After all that energy and creativity, kids are ready to chill out. We will gather up some pillows, get comfy and enjoy a favourite musical, Disney movie or age appropriate literary film. Kids are also welcome to enjoy other quiet activities such as drawing or puzzles.


Time to chill out at the end of the day

Age appropriate


Pillow fort Friday

Bring your PJs

What we do each day


Quiet play


Group games


Drama workshop


Art workshop


Movie afternoon

Thank you for teaching me this year, even through COVID and the many interruptions you managed to keep drama fun.


– Owynn, Speak Up Student

Frequently Asked Questions


If you’d like to chat with us, please give the studio a call on 07 3367 8562.
How much does Creative Holiday Care cost?

$440 – Monday 4th to Friday 8th April

Can I just come for one day?

No, this is a week-long program. If you are after fewer than five days you might like to check out our holiday workshops.

Where is the program held?

The holiday care program is run at our Spring Hill studio, 9 St Pauls Terrace. We will have an easy stop, drop and go system in place and a teacher will greet you in the car park.

What are the drop off and pick up times?

Drop off between 8am and 9am. Pick up between 4pm and 5pm.

What can I do to keep COVID safe throughout the week?

Please do not send your children if they are feeling unwell or if they are a close contact.

What do we bring and wear?

Please send your child along in comfortable clothes.

You should also pack a water bottle as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the day.

My child has attended Speak Up workshops before, how is this different?

Speak Up workshops provide your child with performance focused drama opportunities.  Our holiday care program is designed for children to play and learn at a slower pace, with a particular focus on creative expression and fun, relaxed arts education.