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School Holiday Program


Registrations & Upcoming Programs

Bookings currently open for our December 2023 Program

Bookings are now open for our January 2024 Program

Explore our enrolment hub! We've gathered everything you need to know about how to enrol in our School Holiday Program and Outside School Hours Care programs.

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.




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.


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 Programand a new 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 toacceptchildren in our Y Junior School Holiday Program who are over the age of 12 and are currently not enrolled at primary school.

OurYouth Out & About Program is specifically designed for children who are aged 12 - 14 and runs Monday, Wednesday and Fridays during the school holidays.

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Influence & Feedback


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.


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

"BESTprogram 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!!"



Fees & Payments


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


  • 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.


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


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

Final Invoiceswill 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.


  • 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


25 Riversdale Road Newtown, Vic 3220

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.

Children must be signed in at The YGeelong, Newtown between 7:30am – 9:00am.

Children must be picked up from The YGeelong, 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.


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


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.


  • 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


  • Mobile phones and electronic devices
  • It is recommended not to bring toys from home. The Y is not responsible for any toys children bring from home.


  • 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.


  • Y Youth participants can bring a mobile phone, but are asked to keep it in their bag while participating in activities.


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.


Supporting Documents & Important Information

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

**Our School Holiday Family Handbook is currently under revision.

Click Here to download NDIS Service Agreement Form

All families wishing to continue using their NDIS plans for their accounts must update the new2023/2024 Service Agreementand 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

Y Junior School Holiday Program - December 2023 Risk Assessment

Y Youth Out & About Program - December 2023 Risk Assessment