3 ways to be school holiday ready

  • Date: 13 September 2018
  • Category: General
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School holidays are just around the corner, and the best way get kids away from computer screens and outside is through YMCA School Holiday Program!

School Holiday Program gives children an opportunity to make new friends, discover new interests and challenge themselves physically!

But how can you prepare for them? And what can you expect?

To get the ball rolling, we have some tips to prepare you.

1. Pick a suitable program

School holidays are a chance for your child to learn things that can’t be taught in the classroom, develop new life skills and explore new interests. With this in mind, try and pick a program that broadens their horizons and excites them.

2. Safety in numbers

We know that your child’s safety is your number one priority. That’s why looking for an Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) accredited child-safe organisation is important. Also, to ensure your child gets the best experience possible, ask about the staff-to-child ratio. Remember the more staff, the merrier!

3. Book now, not later

Booking early is always a good idea. Luckily, many School Holidays Programs now have online booking systems. Once your child is booked in there is only a one more thing for you to remember.


Now you’re booked, remember to stop and enjoy the smile on your child’s face after a whole day of playing and making new friends.

We’re here to help! 
YMCA offers an exciting range of fun and affordable School Holiday Programs across 12 locations in Victoria. Designed to keep even the most active of minds and bodies entertained, there’s something for every child including yours. We’re also an ACF accredited child-safe organisation.

For more information and to Book online visit YMCA Children’s Services website for more information.