Vacation Care Programs

The Y Ballarat offers Holiday Programs in Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Hamilton and Ararat, providing children with a safe and friendly care environment with opportunities to make new friends, develop their self-esteem and participate in exciting activities during the holidays.

All children must be booked in and enrolled for attendance prior to the commencement of the program. Enrolment is required to be completed by all families using the service. 
*Please note that there are no credits or refunds on School Holiday Programs (Vacation Care). ​

Booking and Payment for the School Holiday Program

New Families: Before Booking for the School Holiday Program, all new famil​ies are required to: Enrol to use the service. 

Payment – ensure that current payment details have been completed for your account.

What to Pack

A wide brimmed hat – caps are not accepted for outdoor play, a labelled water bottle, Sunscreen (if allergies are present), suitable footwear to access the outdoors – strictly NO thongs are to be worn at the program, SunSmart clothing- strictly no singlets will be accepted and a change of clothes.


NUT FREE ZONE! – This means strictly NO Peanut Butter or Nutella in sandwiches please; this could be potentially life threatening to a child who suffers from anaphylaxis.

Unhealthy foods such as potato chips, lollies and chocolate will not be permitted to be consumed. These foods will be required to stay in the child’s bag until they are collected.

Healthy Lunch Box Examples to pack include fruit, vegetable sticks, cheese, tuna, sandwiches, crackers, wraps, NUT FREE bars, eggs, salad, rice crackers, dips, yoghurt and fruit or cereal and fruit salad or kebabs.

For more info visit > https://heas.health.vic.gov.au/schools/healthy-lunchboxes

**Please note: It is always best to pack more into your child’s lunch box, if children run out of food families will be notified.

Our next vacation care programs will run in the July School Holidays.

“The school holiday program is always exciting. It takes pressure off me to organise activities during school holidays when I know they’re having a full and energetic day at OSHC.”
Kassia – Hamilton
“I like that when I wake up in the morning I am happy to come… I like that I got to make new friends and learnt that I can shoot a 3 pointer in basketball 😄😄😄”
Keily – 11
Alfredton School Holiday Program

Alfredton Holiday Program

Address: Cuthberts Rd, Alfredton
Dates: July 1-12 2024
Times: 7am – 6pm
Price: $110 per day
(less your CCS entitlement)
Ararat School Holiday Program

Ararat Holiday Program

Address: 70-78 Moore Street, Ararat
Dates: July 1-12 2024
Times: 7am – 6pm
Price: $95 per day
(less your CCS entitlement)

Hamilton School Holiday Program

Hamilton Holiday Program

Address: 42 Gray Street, Hamilton
Dates: July 1-12 2024
Times: 8:30am – 6pm
Price: $95 per day
(less your CCS entitlement)

Our Lady Help of Christians Holiday Program

Our Lady Help of Christians
Holiday Program

Address: 484 Gillies St, Wendouree
Dates: July 1-12 2024
Times: 7am – 6pm
Price: $110 per day
(less your CCS entitlement)

Woodlea School Holiday Program

Woodlea Holiday Program

Address: 111 Frontier Avenue, Aintree
Dates: June 24 – July 12 2024
Times: 7am – 6:30pm
Price: $110 per day
(less your CCS entitlement)

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

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