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!
We're excited to be joining the Upper Plenty Primary School community in June 2022 with our YMCA School Holiday Program.
This program is run by YMCA Children's Programs – part of YMCA Victoria.
Bookings are now open for our Winter 2023 School Holiday Program based at Upper Plenty Primary School.
The program runs between Monday 26 June to Friday 7 July, 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.
Today we're dipping our hands into coloured wax (that's cool enough to touch) to create a colourful keepsake.
|Twisted Science - Moorabin
Experience a new way to play! Test your reaction speed, discover the future of food and challenge your peers to build a virtual river.
Learn how to read and follow recipe instructions and then eat your creation at the end. Create your own recipe books to take home.
Category: In-House Day
Today will be filled with party games, food and a silent disco. Show off your cool dance moves to some of your favourite songs.
Category: In-House Day
Report for duty! Your mission is to complete colourful problem solving activities with a team of holiday friends.
Steam Works Studio will teach us some cool pottery tricks. Then we’ll use our imagination to make unique clay creations.
|Chesterfield Farm Day
Love animals? Then look no further than our excursion to the Chesterfield Farm! Milk a cow, feed the animals and go on a tractor ride.
Using recycled and natural materials, clay, paint, paper, photos and more, we're creating masterpieces for our art gallery.
Category: In-House Day
|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.
Discover indigenous history and culture and learn to respect our land with Dreamtime storytelling and indigenous music making.
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).
To accommodate our families, we offer YMCA School Holiday Programs between 07:00 and 18:00 during the holidays (see the 'Next program' section above for dates).
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.
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.
- Telephone: 0499 799 284
- Email: To be confirmed
Upper Plenty YMCA School Holiday Program is located at:
Upper Plenty Primary School
10 Clarkes Road