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Vacation Care

Open from 8.00am to 6.00pm during NSW School Holidays

"Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give."   United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.

  • The YMCA of Queanbeyan recognises that all children and young people have the right to develop and reach their potential in environments that are caring, nurturing and safe.
  • The YMCA of Queanbeyan considers any form of child or young person abuse, inclusive of emotional, physical, sexual abuse or neglect, as intolerable under any circumstances.
  • The YMCA of Queanbeyan has a legal, moral and Mission-driven responsibility to protect children and young people from harm and to ensure that any incidents of suspected child abuse are promptly and appropriately managed.
  • Staff have a police check along with the state legislated Working with Children screening requirements conducted by the YMCA of Queanbeyan. Staff are also required to regularly access training in Child Protection and related matters


  • Available to all primary school children during NSW School Holidays.
  • Based at the YMCA Children's Centre, 2 Southbar Road, Queanbeyan and Bungendore Primary School.
  • Your child's needs and choices are respected and catered for by our staff when planning programmes.
  • Activities available include games, craft, drama, dance, painting, cooking, stories and excursions.
  • Your child must bring a packed lunch (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
  • Open from 8.00am till 6.00pm - Late fees apply after 6.00pm.
  • Child Care Benefit is available through Centrelink for eligible families.


  • A charge of $47.00 per day, not including excursion costs.
  • This amount is eligible for Child Care Subsidy through Centrelink for eligible families.


  • We no longer subsidise excursion costs within our programme.
  • This additional charge is not eligible for Child Care Subsidy
  • Excursion places are limited and are allocated by order of booking and payment
  • Quality programmed care and activities will still be available at the YMCA Centre for those children not booked on excursions.

Next Programme

July Vacation Care Programmes are now available!


YMCA Childrens Centre
2 Southbar Road, Queanbeyan
02 62972334

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