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 Mernda with our YMCA School Holiday Program based at Mernda Park Primary School.

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

Next program

Bookings are now open for our Spring 2022 School Holiday Program based at Mernda Park Primary School.

The program runs between Monday 19 September to Friday 30 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 outline on our School Holiday Program Bookings page.

Date

Activity details

Week 1
Monday
19 September
Soft Toy Builders
Today we get to play with all things soft and fluffy. Build your own stuffed creation to take home and treasure forever. 
Category: In house
Cost: 82.00
Tuesday
20 September
Food Journey
Today we're going on a food journey. We'll be making a variety of delicious treats to enjoy throughout the day. Yummy! 
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Wednesday
21 September
Funtopia Knox
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Funtopia Knox.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Thursday
22 September
Public Holiday
Friday
23 September
Public Holiday
Week 2
Monday
26 September
Drumming Workshop
DTM Education will provide percussion activity guiding children through rhythm and melody using drums and percussion.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Tuesday
27 September
Beads and Buttons
Join us as we transform all sorts of buttons and beads into jewellery, ornaments, wind chimes and so much more.
Category: In house
Cost: $82.00
Wednesday
28 September
Bowling and Laser Tag
Get ready to test your ten-pin bowling skills at our local bowling alley followed by a game of laser tag!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $112.00
Thursday
29 September
Zumba For Kids
It's Zumba time. Enjoy this fun class while you get fit and dance the day away! 
Category: Incursion
Cost: $102.00
Friday
30 September
Pyjama Party
Simply roll-out of bed and head over in your PJ's! We're having pyjama party fun, building epic forts and cooking!!
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 or nearby:

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

Mernda Park YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Mernda Park Primary School
40 Riverdale Boulevard
Mernda
VIC 3754

Other programs available at this location or nearby