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If your child needs quality care outside school hours, is between five and 12 years old, and enrolled in primary school – they will love YMCA Before and After School Programs.

We are proud to be part of the Trafalgar Primary School community in Trafalgar, Victoria – where we offer YMCA Before and After School Programs (also known as Outside School Hours Care). This service is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Our Before and After School Programs are designed to complement your child’s school learning through activities and socialising. Your child and family can experience the following benefits from being enrolled in our Before and After School Programs:

  • flexibility and support for families
  • enhanced emotional intelligence
  • improved cognitive development through activities.

We look forward to working with the children, parents and staff of Trafalgar Primary School to deliver a high-quality program that your children love as much as we do.

Benefits and activities

Our Before and After School Programs are designed to complement your child’s school learning through activities and socialising. Your child and family can experience the following benefits from being enrolled in our Before and After School Programs:

  • flexibility and support for families
  • enhanced emotional intelligence
  • improved cognitive development through activities.

Our Before and After School Programs offer:

  • arts and crafts;
  • board games and puzzles;
  • cooking;
  • creative and expressive arts such as drama, singing and dancing;
  • gardening and recycling;
  • sports, ball games and team games.

We also provide healthy and delicious snacks, with breakfast being served in the morning, and afternoon tea after school.

Co-located programs

The Y also offers care on curriculum days / pupil free days.

Trafalgar Primary School will also host a YMCA School Holiday Program to provide support to local families outside the school term.

This program is set to commence in the 2021 Autumn School Holidays (Monday 5 - Friday 16 April).

Inclusion

We believe in an inclusive society for all children and families. Children with additional needs are welcome to attend our program. Families should contact the OSHC Coordinator beforehand to discuss your child's needs. Find out more about inclusion at YMCA Children's Programs.

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer the following care on school days:

  • Before School Care: 6:30am to 8:45am
  • After School Care: 3:25pm to 6:00pm
  • Pupil free days: 6:30am to 6:00pm

Our team

Trafalgar YMCA Before and After School Program will be staffed by a dedicated Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Coordinator and a team of Educators.

We recruit, train and support our staff and volunteers to care for the children and young people in our programs and services.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and young people. This means all employees and volunteers must;

  • Maintain a valid Working With Children Check
  • Complete a satisfactory police check
  • Complete the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Safeguarding Children and Young People training course

Learn more about the team roles within our Before and After School Programs.

Safeguarding and quality standards

At the Y, our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of your child. We are an accredited child-safe organisation with safeguarding and quality standards embedded across all our services.

Child safety remains our highest priority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) period. Our services have implemented a range of additional hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff. Learn more about these measures on our COVID-19 updates page.

Prices and subsidies

To support our families, we offer two types of bookings:

  • permanent bookings
  • casual bookings

The table below lists the 2021 daily programming costs for Trafalgar Primary YMCA Before and After School Program.

Session

Permanent booking

Casual booking

Before school care

$20.00

$22.50

After school care

$25.00

$27.50

Pupil free day

N/A

$65.00

Please note the prices above do not include any subsidies you may be entitled to, which could significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Our Before and After School Programs qualify for the Federal Government's Child Care Subsidy which helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees. 

Bookings and enquiries

Enrolments and bookings are managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

To enrol your child in our Before and After School Programs or submit a booking request go to the Before and After School Programs bookings page for step-by-step instructions on how to to get started.

Already have a My Family Lounge account with YMCA Children's Programs? Sign in here.

If you're not quite ready to book and have a few more questions, our team will be happy to help - simply fill in our enquiry form and someone will get back to you.

If you have any questions at all, contact us:

Location

Trafalgar Primary YMCA Before and After School Program is located at:

Trafalgar Primary School
70-80 School Road
Trafalgar
VIC 3824

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