Bookings are open from Tuesday 22 November for our Summer School Holiday Program! Scroll down to view activity details.

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 Derrimut with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

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

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Summer School Holiday Program which runs between Term 4 2022 and Term 1 2023.

Our Derrimut YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 9 January to Friday 27 January. The program will not operate on public holidays.

We've prepared an exciting range of daily activities including incursions and excursions that take advantage of the warm summer weather.

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

Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Mini Rocket Cars
In teams, build, test, modify and race your very own speedy Rocket Cars with your friends!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
10 January
Let's Make a Mess
We're getting creative and messy. Think gooey slime, hands-on art projects and outdoor play. Wear clothes you can get messy in.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
11 January
Healesville Sanctuary
Experience Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Learn about conservation and how to help fight wildlife extinction and more.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
12 January
Minute 2 Win It
We’ll be playing a series of brain teasers and games in minute intervals. Keep your eye on the prize while the clock ticks down!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
13 January
Reptile Adventure
It’s an invasion of jaws, claws, scales and tails. This is your chance to meet some of the most amazing reptiles!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Pottery Creations
Oxart Pottery will teach us some cool pottery tricks. Then we’ll use our imagination to make unique clay creations.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Tuesday
17 January
Pizza Party
We’re celebrating the holidays by hosting a pizza party and playing a series of party games.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
18 January
Goanna Golf
Play mini golf amongst the gum trees. Experience this Australiana-themed course, with tricks and tracks to challenge every golfer.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
19 January
Sensational Science
Challenge your curious mind with a day filled with STEM activities and science experiments, run in a fun and interactive environment.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
20 January
Bollywood Dance
Bindaas Dance Company is here to teach a Bollywood themed dance class. We will learn traditional Indian dance moves and dress up!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Village Cinemas Sunshine
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: $111.30
Tuesday
24 January
CraftPower LED Clock
Our friends at CraftPower will teach us how to make LED clocks with super hero theming.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
25 January
Skateboarding Skills
Learn how to skateboard with YMCA Action Sports Coaches! No equipment or experience needed. This one-day workshop will help you master the basics and get you ready to enter the skate park with skills for you to have fun and stay safe at the same time.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Silent Disco
It'll be a day filled with party games, food and a silent disco. Show off your dancing skills to some of your favourite songs!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30

Session times

To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 07:00 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.

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

 

Location

Derrimut YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Derrimut YMCA Early Learning Centre
30 Lennon Parkway
Derrimut
VIC 3026

Other programs available at this location