Please be advised Nillumbik Shire Council is temporarily closing all aquatic and leisure facilities from Friday 20 March until further notice.

As a result, the YMCA School Holiday Program at Community Bank Stadium will not be running during the autumn school holidays.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will remain contactable throughout the closure period, if you have any questions please contact us via email (

For alternative School Holiday providers, please visit

Looking for an exciting way to keep your children entertained over the school holidays? Let them enjoy a wide range of fun activities at a YMCA Holiday Program.

With a variety of exciting incursions and activities, the kids are sure to have a fun, action packed day. Our program is open to children aged 5-12. YMCA’s school holiday programs are jam-packed with activities designed to stimulate inquisitive minds, get kids physically active and discover new interests with friends and energetic facilitators.

Our experience working with children means that we understand their individual needs - we know it’s not a one size fits all approach! That’s why we have a range of programs to help improve your child’s physical and mental well-being. They will also have lots of fun with us!

Your children will be engaged in a range of activities, including:



Gardening & recycling

Sports & team games

  • Session Information

    Educator-to-Child Ratios

    1:15 ratio for children over preschool age (5 years). 

    Program Hours:

    Our program runs on weekdays through the terms one, two and three school holidays from 7:30am - 6:00pm.  
  • Enrolment

    New Families

    Enrolment For each child you wish to enrol in our child care service, you need to:

    Families already registered with My Family Lounge

    You can only book in during the registration period.

    • Sign in to My Family Lounge Website
    • Select the Child Care service/s you wish to enrol your child in
    • Complete enrolment form, upload immunisation history statement, upload any relevant medical action plans
    • Select which day/ days you want to enroll in
    • Create Booking
  • Fees, Payment and Subsidy

    Centre based day - $60.00

    Incursion - $80.00

    Excursion - $90.00

    (No half days available)

    Late pick-up (after 6:30pm) incurs a fee of $2 per minute.

    Account payments are processed by direct debit fortnightly, unless you make alternate arrangements. Direct debit information must be collected as part of enrolment process.

    You will be contacted within 5 working days in regards to payment. We request all amounts owing be paid before commencement of the program.
    Child Care Subsidy

    This program qualifies for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) offered by the Federal Government.

    The CCS is calculated by a number of factors including: activity level, combined family income, service type and hourly rates. 

    From July 2nd 2018 the government introduced a new child care package – Child Care Subsidy (CCS). To receive CCS, you will need to give Centrelink extra information using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you don’t have a myGov account, you can create one and link your Centrelink online account to it. 

    *ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THEIR CCS REGISTRATION regardless if you are claiming CCS or not.


    Cancellations without fee can be made up to 7 days prior to the start of the program. There are no refunds on cancellations without a medical certificate, once the program commences. 

    Please note: Full fee will be charged if your child is absent without a medical certificate on the first or last day of their booking. This is a government requirement. Management reserves the right to cancel a child’s enrolment if their behaviour is deemed dangerous or unacceptable. Parents will be notified prior to a cancellation of enrolment. 

    For more information on the School Holiday Program please contact us on 03 9438 5299 or by emailing

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