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 Taylors Hill with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

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

It 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 Taylors Hill YMCA School Holiday Program will run between Monday 19 December 2022 to Monday 30 January 2023. 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 19 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday
19 December
Closed
The program is not running on Monday 19 December.
Tuesday
20 December
Summer has arrived!
Join us for a variety of summer themed craft activities and explore nature!
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Wednesday
21 December
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
Thursday
22 December
An Owlsome Day!
Hoot! We’ll be learning all about owls and enjoy craft activities inspired by these nocturnal birds of prey.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
23 December
Christmas Party
Come and join in some fun Christmas-themed activities and create magical decorations to hang on your tree. Wear a festive outfit!
Category: 
In house
Cost: 
$81.30
Monday 2 - Friday 6 January 2023 
The program is not running.
Monday 9 - Friday 13 January
Monday
9 January
Flying Fascinations
It’s aviation time! We’ll be designing kites, planes and helicopters out of craft materials; then we’ll try flying them outside. 
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
10 January
Bowling Centre
Test your ten-pin bowling skills at our local alley.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Wednesday
11 January
Circus Challenge
Enjoy a circus workshop where we'll learn juggling, plate spinning and more. Then finish the day with a mini circus show.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Thursday
12 January
Arty Party
Using recycled and natural materials, clay, paint, paper, photos and more, we're creating masterpieces for our art gallery.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Friday
13 January
Woodwork Creations
Get ready for a day on the tools. Our hammers and nails are waiting for you to build awesome woodwork creations to take home.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Monday 16 - Friday 20 January
Monday
16 January
Multicultural Day
We're travelling the world with our hand-made passports experiencing different arts, crafts and music from different countries.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
17 January
Yoga and Mindfulness
Explore mindfulness and movement through our yoga session. You'll learn breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
18 January
Friendship Day
We're celebrating our friends! We will spend the day playing games and creating arts and crafts with each other.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Thursday
19 January
Funtopia Maribyrnong
Join us today for some climbing and indoor playground fun at Funtopia Maribyrnong.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Friday
20 January
Magic Mayhem
Be prepared for all the ooh’s and aaah’s as the Magician rolls in to the holiday program! Learn some tricks of the trade!
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Monday 23 - Friday 27 January
Monday
23 January
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Celebrate our multicultural nation. Wear your own cultural outfit and enjoy different food, art, crafts and sport.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
Tuesday
24 January
Royal Flying Doctors Service Simulator
Explore a life-sized replica of a Royal Flying Doctor plane. Experience a flight simulator and learn how to rescue a patient.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Wednesday
25 January
Roller Skating Fun (Sunshine)
Get your roll on! We’re heading to our local roller skating rink, to practice our roller skating or blading skills.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Thursday
26 January
Closed
The program is not running on Thursday 26 January in recognition of the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Friday
27 January
Street Dancing
Let's dance! Learn some new and exciting dance moves that will have you tearing up the streets in no time.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
Monday 30 January
Monday
30 January
Back to School
A day of relaxation and creating stationary items in preparation for the new school year.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30

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

Taylors Hill YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Taylors Hill YMCA Early Learning Centre
12 Park Lane
Taylors Hill
VIC 3037

Other programs available at this location