YMCA Geelong
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School Holiday Program

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Registrations & Upcoming Programs

 

July Program OUT NOW!

Find out what we're up to these July School Holidays!

Check out the Junior Program here

Check out the Youth Program here

 

Here you'll find information on:

  • Enrolment steps
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our services
  • Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
  • How our payment debit cycle works
  • How to update your bank details
  • How to make enrolment changes or cancel your booking
  • Our policies and procedures

Start your enrolment in My Family Lounge.

You can access the My Family Lounge website on your desktop computer or on a mobile device. Please note, there is My Family Lounge app, however, due to technical issues, it is not currently working with our service. To book or register for our service, please access My Family Lounge via the link below.




Sign in to My Family Lounge

Already have a My Family Lounge account with us? Sign in, using the button below.

 

Need to create an account?
If you need to create a Family Lounge account with the Y, select the 'Register' button below.


Not sure what you're doing next school holidays?
Book now and change later!
You can alter bookings right up until booking dates close.

 

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Enrolling for the first time?

If this is the first time you're enrolling in one of our programs, please read our guides on how to enrol.

HOW TO GUIDES

Remember, when you enrol you'll need to:
  • Choose the service you wish to enrol into;
  • Provide billing information for a direct debit;
  • Provide contact information;
  • Provide your child's Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN), as well as the CRN for the person claiming Child Care Subsidy;
  • Upload a copy of your child's immunisation history statement;
  • Upload a copy of your child's birth certificate;
  • Upload a copy of your child's medical management plan if they have one.



Y Geelong School Holiday Programs

The Y Geelong offers two fun-filled and exciting school holiday programs.

"Thank you to the staff at the Y Newtown. They are fantastic and go above and beyond. They always remember my son's name and interests. They are so good at clearly communicating in a way my son can remember (he has ADHD). They are single-handedly restoring my son's self-esteem and confidence to be in groups. They are so positive and reflective and manage all the kids so well."

Our Y Junior (Primary School) Holiday Program and Y Youth Out & About School Holiday Program.

Our fully accredited programs run daily during the school holidays from 7:30am - 6:00pm and are jam-packed with flexible, fun activities, adventure and brand new educational experiences for your children to explore.

Activities on offer include indoor and outdoor activities, incursions, excursions and theme days.

Please note

We are unable to accept children in our Y Junior School Holiday Program who are over the age of 12 and are currently not enrolled at primary school.

Our Youth Out & About Program is specifically designed for children who are aged 12 - 14 and runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the school holidays.

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Influence & Feedback


Influence

The Y Geelong School Holiday Programs are child-centred programs designed for the Children and Youth of Geelong and surrounding regions. Child’s Choice is the main influence of our program structure and planned activities. Children and families are asked for feedback and input which isvaluedthroughout our planning process.

Feedback

"I was really impressed with how you handled my children's needs and the level of communication"

"BEST program in Geelong"

"The program is amazing and my son loves to be at YMCA"

"The program has improved greatly in the last 12 months. Much more organised and lots of good excursions for the kids. Very impressed!"

"So fantastic, the children loved everything."

"The January program was the best in a long while. So many fun activities planned."

"Great program and activities!!"

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Fees & Payments

Fees:

  • Centre Based Day: $76.50per child daily fee
  • Incursion Day: $107.50 per child daily fee
  • Excursion Day: $135.00 per child daily fee

NDIS

  • Educator Support: Child support ratio 1:1: $50.10 per hour+daily fee

The Geelong & District YMCA Vacation Care service is a Commonwealth approved childcare provider. Please see the program brochures for more information on daily activities and costs.

CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT OF FEES

  • All fees will be direct debited prior to attending the service.
  • Payments may take up to 48 hours to withdraw from your selected account.
 

IMPORTANT

All payments are direct debited, except where the National Disability Insurance Scheme funding applies.

Final Invoices will be issued at the conclusion of each program and may indicate a variance in fees based on Child Care Benefit entitlements.

Please refer to the YMCA Geelong and District YMCA Vacation Care Family Handbook onwww.geelong.ymca.org.auterms and conditions of bookings.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • ALL cancellations or bookings alterations are required in an email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.after the booking close date, stated above.
  • Prior to the booking close date for each program which is stated above, a customer can make changes through the My Family Lounge app. After the booking close date for each program cancellations and changes must be in writing and must follow the The Y Geelong cancellation policy.



Important Information & What You Need to Know

Important Information

VENUE

25 Riversdale Road Newtown, Vic 3220

OPENING HOURS
Monday-Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm School Holiday Program operates during all Victorian school holidays.

The School Holiday Program does not operate on Public Holidays.

SIGNING IN/OUT
Children must be signed in at The Y Geelong, Newtown between 7:30am - 9:00am.

Children must be picked up from The Y Geelong, Newtown by 6:00pm. Adults collecting children must be authorised on the children’s enrolment form to collect children. The Y will not allow unauthorised adults to collect children from the service. Please bring photo ID when picking up your child.

OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Excursions
  • Incursions
  • Centre Days
  • Gymnastics
  • Sports Clinics
  • Craft Clinics
  • Tech Hour
  • Team Building Activities
  • AND Much More!!!
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BOOKINGS & CANCELLATIONS

All children booked in will be expected to attend however participation is not compulsory. Families will, however, still be charged the daily fee.

Families can cancel a booked day without a cancellation fee applying until the Booking CLOSE date.

After this date, ALL cancellations must be emailed one week prior to your requested cancellation date toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If this policy is not met families will still be charged the daily fee.

 

WHAT TO BRING – Y JUNIORS

  • Healthy Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Sun Hat
  • Drink Bottle
  • Change of Clothes for water play activities - Please see the program flyer to see which days involve water play.
  • Appropriate footwear
  • It is recommended that younger children bring a change of clothes
  • PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR CHILDS BELONGINGS

WHAT NOT TO BRING – Y JUNIORS

  • Strictly no nuts or nut products. This includes Nutella, Peanut Butter and any chocolate bars containing nuts.
  • Mobile phones, electronic devices or spending money.
  • It is recommended not to bring toys from home. The Y is not responsible for any toys children bring from home.

 

WHAT TO BRING – Y YOUTH

  • Healthy Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Sun Hat
  • Drink Bottle
  • Change of clothes for water based activities – Please see the program flyer to see which days involve water play.
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Children may bring spending money. This is NOT compulsory or required.
  • Children must bring a packed lunch as buying lunch will not be an option.

WHAT NOT TO BRING – Y YOUTH

  • Strictly no nuts or nut products. This includes Nutella, Peanut Butter and any chocolate bars containing nuts. 
  • Y Youth participants can bring a mobile phone but are asked to keep it in their bag while participating in activities.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Y Youth Out & About

On days where families book to attend the Y Youth Out & About program, children will be transported by a 12 or 25 seat bus (depending on numbers), driven by a qualified staff member.

Y Juniors

On days when families book excursions, children will be transported by a 56 seat bus fromMcHarry's Services and Hire, and will be driven by a qualifiedMcHarry's bus driver.

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Supporting Documents & Important Information

Click Here to view the Supporting Documents for the School Holiday Program

You can view our School Holiday Family Handbook online here.

Click Here to download NDIS Service Agreement Form

NDIS
All families wishing to continue using their NDIS plans for their accounts must update the new 2024/2025 Service Agreement and return them toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to receiving a confirmed booking in the Vacation Care program.

Additional Age Information

Children aged 12 have the option to explore both 'Y Junior' and 'Y Youth' programs on available days. Please contact our SHP Coordinator Katelyn for more information.

All children must be 5 years of age to attend our services.

 

Risk Assessments

Please note, Risk Assessments are updated every 12 months.

Y Junior School Holiday Program - December 2023 Risk Assessment

Y Youth Out & About Program - December 2023 Risk Assessment