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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 families in Balwyn and surrounding areas with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Boroondara Sports Complex.

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
Spies and Detectives
Calling all detectives! There's a mystery at the Y and we need your help. With invisible ink, hints and clues, we'll test your brain power and problem solving skills.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Tuesday
21 September
Gymnastics Galore
Join us for some jumping, twisting, tumbling and balancing as we discover all things gymnastics in our very own gymnastics facility.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Wednesday
22 September
Spring Has Sprung
Enjoy a day of gardening where we will plant some herbs, make fairy gardens and birdfeeders.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Note:Please advise us of any dietary requirements.
Thursday
23 September
Footy Fever
Dress in your team colours and join in the footy fever. We'll have a kick around and have heaps of fun!
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Note:
 Please advise us of any dietary requirements. Children are encouraged to wear themed clothing or dress ups.
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
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: $79.85
Tuesday
28 September
Carnival Day
Get ready to organise and run a stall at our very own carnival.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Wednesday
29 September
Gymnastics Galore
Join us for some jumping, twisting, tumbling and balancing as we discover all things gymnastics in our very own gymnastics facility.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.
Thursday
30 September
The Haunted House
Get spooky, creepy and creative to create your own haunted house. The scariest and most frightening will be crowned the winner.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Friday
1 October
Indoor Sport Day
We're bringing the sports inside and learning about futsal, netball, basketball and heaps of other sports that are played indoors.
Category: In house
Cost: $79.85
Note: Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.

  

Lunch orders

Our Boroondara program has access to catering services from the café located within Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC).

Families can submit an online lunch order with the BSC café for each day their child attends our School Holiday Program.

How to submit your order:

  1. Register or login to School Lunch Online.
  2. Go to My Account and select 'Add Users' in the User Details tab.
  3. Select YMCA Boroondara as the school you are ordering from. Enter your child's name and year level.
  4. Go to My Orders and select the date your child is attending our program.
  5. Select your preferred menu items and them to cart. Repeat this for each day you wish to place an order.
  6. Go to the Shopping Cart and follow the prompts to submit payment,

Please note the following:

  • menus are open two weeks prior to the next program;
  • orders close at 4:00pm the day prior;
  • families still need to provide snacks for morning and afternoon tea;
  • lunch order fees are not covered by your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.

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 7:30am and 6:00pm during the holidays, Monday to Friday, during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).

 

Co-located programs

Boroondara YMCA School Holiday Program is run through Boroondara Sports Complex, which is run by YMCA Victoria and owned by Boroondara Council.

The following services are also available at this 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

Boroondara YMCA School Holiday Program offers in house, incursion and excursion activities during the school holidays.

Our standard fee of $79.85 includes in house activities, with additional fees applied for incursion and excursion activities. These additional fees will vary based on the planned activity.

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

Boroondara YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Boroondara Sports Complex
271c Belmore Road
North Balwyn
VIC 3104

Other programs available at this location