Five reasons your family will love School Holiday Programs

  • Date: 17 December 2015
  • Category: News
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With summer in full swing and the school break just around the corner, it’s time to think about booking your child into a School Holiday Program. 

Choosing quality after-school care and school holiday programs can have a tremendous impact on your child's academic outcomes, self-esteem, and overall happiness. Research from the National Association for the Education of Young Children illustrates how early childhood education plays an immense role and impact in shaping a child’s life. Early experiences, such as School Holiday and Before & After School care programs, help develop a child’s brain function and assists in developing a solid intellectual, health and moral foundation. 

With more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education, here are our top five reasons for leaving your kids in the hands of experienced YMCA staff members.


Life skills

We believe in building strong and resilient young people. That’s why all our activities are designed to help them gain independence and new skills that they can bring back to their everyday life.


Staying active with new friends

Active kids are happy kids. To help keep a smile on their dial, our friendly staff encourage children to participate in a range of energetic activities. We know that children have A LOT of energy. Our School Holiday Programs leave children feeling happily exhausted and excited to share their school holiday experience with their friends.


Safety first

Your child’s safety is our number one priority, and you can relax knowing they are in excellent hands. As an Australian Childhood Foundation accredited child safe organisation, our qualified educators are committed to providing an unparalleled level of care.


New adventures

We know there’s nothing better than your child trying new things and making new friends. Your kids won’t miss out on a second of fun these school holidays. We get great deals on excursions, supervised outings and activities, meaning your child will experience awesome activities, and all at a reasonable price.


Peace of mind

Life is extremely busy for most parents with young children, and with a new routine to implement during school holidays it can get hectic. This is why booking your kids in a school holiday program will help you keep your balanced lifestyle.


From soaking in the sunshine to exploring Melbourne’s best attractions, YMCA School Holiday Programs offer School Holiday Programs across 12 diverse locations for kids aged 5–12. As well as being super exciting, our programs offer a range of valuable benefits to help your child be healthier and happier.

Let us make the school holidays easier by lending a helping hand. Visit the YMCA Children’s Service website to find more information.