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If your child needs quality care during school holidays, is between five and 12 years old, and enrolled in primary school – they will love YMCA School Holiday Programs!

About us

We're proud to support Cranbourne West families with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Barton Primary School.

This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Spring School Holiday Program which runs Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation within Victoria, this program will only offer in house activities facilitated by our educators.

The Victorian Government have introduced restrictions that limit who can currently access School Holiday Programs.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest detail on who can access the program under current Government Restrictions.

Current families can sign into My Family Lounge to make a booking.

New to our programs? Follow the steps outline on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.

Date

Activity details

Week 1
Monday
20 September
Wool Wonders
Get creative with wool as we learn to weave to make colourful string art, dolls and animals.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.00
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Tuesday
21 September
Movies & Play
Sit back and relax as we watch movies with popcorn & then enjoy an afternoon filled with outdoor activities.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.00
Time: Arrive by 8:00am for start of activities.
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Wednesday
22 September
Our Art Gallery
Bring along your artistic flair to create our very own art gallery. You'll get to make your own collages, wire sculptures and canvas paintings to display.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.00
Thursday
23 September
Animal Mania
There is so much to learn about the creatures around us! Share your knowledge, learn cool facts and enjoy animal inspired creative activities. 
Category: In house.
Cost: $78.00
Time: Arrive by 8:00am for start of activities.
Note:
 Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Friday
24 September
Public Holiday
The program is not running on Friday 24 September because of Grand Final Public Holiday.
Week 2
Monday
27 September
Creating with clay
Today we explore the wonderful world of clay. From clay pots to sculptures, let your imagination run wild and create a clay masterpiece to take home.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.00
Tuesday
28 September
Lift Off
Today we celebrate all things with that can fly from kites to hot air balloons and parachutes.
Category: In house
Cost: $78.00
Wednesday
29 September
Bike and Scooter Day
Everyone's favourite activity is back. Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades and have an awesome day of activities on wheels. Don't forget your safety gear!
Category: In house.
Cost: $78.00
Time: Arrive by 8:00am for start of activities.
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Thursday
30 September
Toy Factory
We're building our own toys! Come with your creative caps on to make the toys you've always wanted. Teddys from stufflers to money boxes the possibilities are endless.
Category: In house.
Cost: $78.00
Friday
1 October
Footy fever
Dress in your favourite team colours and join in the Footy Fever! Heaps of skill, handball, kicking and agility challenges. Join a team and kick some goals! Lots of footy inspired activities for everyone!
Category: In house.
Cost: $78.00
Time: Arrive by 8:00am for start of activities.
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.

  

Activities and learning outcomes

YMCA School Holiday Programs offer a variety of activities to interest your child, such as:

  • arts and crafts
  • music and movement area
  • outdoor and physical space
  • puzzles and board games
  • reading and quiet space
  • science, nature and sensory activities
  • incursion and excursions.

Strict departure hours apply for excursions (please note the times when booking the activity).

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 06:30 and 18:30 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

The Y also offers the following services at the same location:

What to bring

  • Lunch and snack (nutritious & NUT FREE)
  • SunSmart hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Where activity involves water, please bring swimwear, towel and a change of clothes as required

 

Inclusion

We believe in an inclusive society for all children and families. Children with additional needs are welcome to attend our program. Families must contact the OSHC Coordinator at least four weeks prior to the holiday program to discuss the individual needs of your child and complete any funding applications. Find out more about inclusion at YMCA Children's Programs.

Prices and subsidies

Barton YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activities, which each incur a cost: 

  • In house: $78.00
  • Incursion: $98.00
  • Excursion: $118.00
Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities planned and associated fees. 

Please note: The fees above are not inclusive of any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements, which may reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Debit process

Our programs operate on a fortnightly debit cycle, which withdraws payment for the next two weeks of care your family has booked.

If you book an additional day of care during our School Holiday Program, your account will be back charged in the following debit cycle.

Visit our debit process page for a list of forthcoming debit dates.

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the bookings page for step by step instructions on how to to get started. Bookings are managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

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.

Contact details

 

Location

Barton YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Barton Primary School
90 Everlasting Boulevard
Cranbourne West
VIC 3977

Other programs available at this location