School Holiday Programs

School holiday programs are an opportunity for your child to grow and learn from new experiences. Our holiday programs are created with the right mixture of fun, adventure and interest-based activities through excursions and incursions helping kids become more confident and independent individuals.

If your child is aged between 5 – 12 years old and enrolled in primary school, they will love our school holiday program!

Program dates – July 1st 2019 - July 12th 2019

Bookings open - June 5 2019

*a fee of $10 per child, per day will apply for all bookings made after the closing date.

Operational hours – 7.30am – 6.00pm

Cost - $76 per day

If you have registered before please sign in here

If your child hasn't used our programs before, you will need to register here

If you would like lunch supplied for your child, please fill out the lunch order form which can be found in the downloads section of this page or you can pick one up at the Centre.  All lunch orders can be ordered and paid for at reception. Please pack some snacks for morning tea.

If you are bringing your own lunch please ensure you pack morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a drink bottle.

If your child has additional needs please contact the service 4 week prior to the program starting so we can arrange funding.

*Please note Child Care Subsidy Changes:

Commencing July 2, The Federal Government will implement its new Child Care Subsidy Changes. Please see here for more information and how to apply. 

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Notice: Important Information about the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) (updated 14 March 2019)

To receive the new CCS, you will need to give Centrelink extra information using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Many families are currently unaware that Centrelink automatically ceases any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for families who have not attended for 8 weeks. 

What does this mean for me? 

If you are only using our program during school holiday periods, your bookings are more than 8 weeks apart. This means your CCS will have stopped and won’t automatically apply to your account for the upcoming program. 

What do you need to do?

To make it easy for you, and to ensure there will be no surprises when you receive your statement, there are a few steps you need to complete to re-activate your CCS:
• Book at least one day in the program before the 1st of April (so we know that you are attending again).
• Let us know at the program that you completed this step so we can update your account.
• After the 1st April log into your MyGov account and confirm your enrolment.
Step-by-step instructions on how to do this are here
When you have completed this step, let us know and we will be able to apply your subsidy. 

Why can’t I do it straight away?

If you try to confirm your enrolment before the 1st of April, Centrelink will cease your CCS again due to non-attendance at the program and we will need to repeat the process again. 

We apologise for adding things to your to-do list, but we want to ensure that by the time statements come out and your account is debited, CCS is applying as it should. 

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At the YMCA, we believe in instilling positive and healthy attitudes at an early age by providing a safe, nurturing and fun environment for children to reach their full potential.

Our experience working with children means that we understand their individual needs - we know it’s not a one size fits all approach! That’s why we have a range of programs to help improve your child’s physical and mental wellbeing. They will also have lots of fun with us! 

 YMCA Victoria is an accredited child safe organisation, so you know your child’s safety is our top priority. We have high staff ratios with a minimum of two staff working at all times.

For School Holiday Program enquiries please email bscvacationcare@ymca.org.au or call the centre on 9851 0444