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 Epping with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Harvest Home 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 Harvest Home 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.

Date

Activity details

Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Monday
10 April
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 10 April due to the Easter Monday Public Holiday.
Tuesday
11 April
Y Talent Show
It's the greatest mini show in town! We’re making puppets and popcorn to enjoy while we sit back and watch the show.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00

Wednesday
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
Thursday
13 April
Ninja Warriors
It's skating time! Bring your boards, helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and cool tricks!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Friday
14 April
Obstacle Races
Get ready for some fun as we create our own obstacle races. Grab your team mates and start the race to see if you can make it through.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Monday 17 - Friday 21 April
Monday
17 April
Ball Games Bonanza
We're getting active today! Football, soccer, netball, basketball and tennis is just the start with options for all skill levels.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Tuesday
18 April
Dance Works
Fun Day Out are coming to visit. We'll try different styles of dance, discover our own grooves and then learn a group dance!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Wednesday
19 April
Oz Tenpin Bowling - Greensborough
Get ready to test your Tenpin bowling skills at our local bowling alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Thursday
20 April
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: $82.00
Friday
21 April
Superhero Party
We're calling all superheros to wear your favourite superhero gear to save the world!
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00

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

 

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

Epping North YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Harvest Home Primary School
365 Harvest Home Road
Epping North
VIC 3076

Other programs available at this location or nearby