Spring School Holiday Program is now open! Scroll down to view the list of activities.

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 Spring 2023 School Holiday Program based at Derrimut Primary School.

The program runs between Monday 18 September to Thursday 28 September, on weekdays.

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 outlined on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.


Activity details

Week 1
18 September
Creepy Crawlies
Today is your chance to discover the wonderful world of bugs! We explore these amazing creatures and learn about their tiny worlds.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $91.50
19 September
Yoga and Mindfulness
Explore mindfulness and movement through our yoga session. You'll learn breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques. 
Category: Incursion
Cost: $106.50
Note: Children to wear runners and comfortable clothing such as tracksuit or active wear.
20 September
Crocs Play Centre - Derrimut
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Crocs Play Centre!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $131.50
Note: Children to wear runners and comfortable clothing such as tracksuit or active wear. Bus will depart at 9:30am for the excursion and return back at 1:30pm.
21 September
Spring Has Sprung
Join us for a variety of spring themed craft activities, inspired by beautiful flowers We’ll also go outside to explore nature.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $91.50
22 September
Indigenous Incursion
Discover indigenous history and culture and learn to respect our land with Dreamtime storytelling, indigenous music making and more.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $106.50
Week 2
25 September
Arty Party
Using recycled and natural materials, clay, paint, paper, photos and more, we're creating masterpieces for our art gallery.
Category: In-House Day
Cost: $91.50
26 September
City West Taekwondo
The team from City West Taekwondo will teach us about this Korean martial art. Learn key movements and build your confidence.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $106.50
Note: Children to wear runners and comfortable clothing such as tracksuit or active wear.
27 September
Mini Rocket Cars
In teams, build, test, modify and race your very own speedy Rocket Cars with your friends!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $106.50
28 September
Movies - 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: $116.50
29 September
Closed - Public Holiday


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



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 payment information page for more details. 

Bookings and enquiries

To enrol your child in a YMCA School Holiday Program or submit a booking request, go to the how to enrol 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



Derrimut YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Derrimut YMCA Early Learning Centre
30 Lennon Parkway
VIC 3026

Other programs available at this location