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 Truganina with our YMCA School Holiday Program.

The program is located within the YMCA Early Learning Centre on the grounds of Truganina South 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 Truganina South 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.


Activity details

Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
10 April
The program is not running on Monday 10 April due to the Easter Monday Public Holiday.
11 April
CraftPower LED Clock
Our friends at CraftPower will teach us how to make LED clocks with super hero theming.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30

12 April

Jumping Castle Fun
We're celebrating the holidays with party games, healthy fun foods and a jumping castle! How high can you bounce?
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
13 April
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
14 April
Ballarat Wildlife Park
We're visiting our animal friends at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Get up close with some of our amazing native wildlife!
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
Monday 17 - Friday 21 April
17 April
Endangered Species
We’ll be meeting native Australian animals who are considered endangered species and learn about the issues affecting them.
Category: Incursion
Cost: $101.30
18 April
Game On
Fun and Games! We’ll be playing a variety of board games, party games and participating in construction challenges.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
19 April
Picnic Time
We're baking some special picnic treats to eat at our picnic. Plus, we'll have heaps of fun games and activities to enjoy.
Category: In house
Cost: $81.30
20 April
Puffing Billy
Choo Choo! We’re heading to Puffing Billy. Cruise the rolling hills on this old steam train, stopping for a picnic lunch and a play.
Category: Excursion
Cost: $111.30
21 April
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

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 6:30am and 6:30pm 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 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



Truganina South YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:

Truganina South YMCA Early Learning Centre
51-71 Federation Boulevard
VIC 3029

Other programs available at this location