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 Craigieburn with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

The program is located within the YMCA Early Learning Centre on the grounds of Aitken Creek Primary School.

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Autumn School Holiday Program based at Aitken Creek Primary School.

The program runs between Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April, but will be closed on the Easter public holidays.

We've prepared a range of engaging experiences that will spark your child's interests and connect them with new friends.

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.


Activity details

Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
10 April
The program is not running on Monday 10 April due to the Easter Monday Public Holiday.
11 April
Easter Carnival
Celebrate Easter by decorating eggs, making bonnets and building baskets. Then we'll show off our creations in an Easter parade.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00

12 April

Movies - Village Cinemas Plenty Valley
Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax, because we’re heading to our local cinema to watch the latest new release movie.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
13 April
Puppet Show
We are visiting the masters of puppetry and theatrical wizardry. Open your imagination and meet puppets, bizarre characters and riveting illusions!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
14 April
Collingwood Childrens Farm
We’re visiting Collingwood Children’s Farm to learn about life on the farm, plus meet and interact with some animal friends.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Monday 17 - Friday 21 April
17 April
Creepy Creatures
Creepy Creatures We’ll learn about the amazing world of bugs through a hands-on incursion from the Minibeasts Team.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
18 April
Super Mario Day
Today children dress up in their favourite super Mario character filled with lots of fun & games. 
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
19 April
Healesville Sanctuary
Experience Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Learn about conservation and how to help fight wildlife extinction and more.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
20 April
OSHC Party
Celebrate the school holidays! Let's groove to the ultimate party playlist, eat party food and play party games.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
21 April
Puffing Billy
Choo Choo! We’re heading to Puffing Billy. Cruise the rolling hills on this old steam train, stopping for a picnic lunch and a play.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00

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



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.

Activity types, prices and subsidies

YMCA School Holiday Program runs three types of activity days, which include:

  • In house: activities run by our Educator Team;
  • Incursion: activities run by visitors to our service;
  • Excursion: activities run at an off-site location.

Each activity day incurs a separate cost that is confirmed prior to each holidays when bookings are opened.

Program tables are available to view under the ‘Next program’ section, prior to the start of each school holiday. These detail the daily activities types and associated fees. 

Fees listed on program tables 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



Craigieburn West YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Craigieburn West YMCA Early Learning Centre
265 Waterview Boulevard
VIC 3064

Other programs available at this location