Please be advised Bass Coast 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 Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre 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 Care For Kids.

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 primary school children aged five to 12 years. 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 wellbeing. They will also have lots of fun with us!

  • Session information

    Educator-to-child ratios

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

    School Holiday Program hours

    8:30am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday (there is no program on public holidays)

    Location and contact details

    The School Holiday Program takes place at Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre, 41 Wentworth Road.

  • Enrolment and bookings

    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


    Cost $60 full day (no half days available). Excursions and incursions incur an extra cost.

    Any late booking (after the enrolment closing date) will incur a $20 late administration fee. This fee will be charged per family and does not include bookings for any optional activities.


    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 offered by the Federal Government.

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

    Learn more about the child care subsidy.