YMCA OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) not only provides care for school aged children before and after school, but has a fantastic school holiday care program that kids just love! For over two decades in Brisbane, the YMCA has been running engaging, educational and fun activities for school aged children in a caring environment. It is the perfect option for working parents who need to know that their youngsters are well looked-after and free from boredom in the school holidays.

For more info about Before and After School Care with YMCA OSHC, click here.

YMCA Outside School Hours Care group of children playing on grass under parachute.

Nurturing Vacation Care for School Aged Kids in Brisbane

The YMCA of Brisbane has developed their OSHC program after working closely with many schools, resulting in a school holiday care experience your children will be keen to return to. Their holistic approach and high-held values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility will give you the peace of mind that your school aged kids will be enjoying their school holidays in a nurturing environment.

All of the staff you will encounter at YMCA OSHC centres are caring and experienced and are supported by comprehensive mentoring, training and encouragement initiatives to ensure the highest level of care.

YMCA Outside School Hours Care group of children at zoo with giraffe.

Fun Activities in the School Holidays for Kids

Vacation Care with the YMCA is full of wonderful activities, trips and visitors that are guaranteed to make the holidays go quickly. Every day at Vacation Care is different, with new, age-appropriate activities, excursions and incursions every day! Some of the activities undertaken include bowling, rock climbing, wildlife encounters, magic shows, dance classes, culinary experiences, music, craft and more. The holiday activity schedules are regularly altered and adjusted to suit the specific needs of the children attending each day, so that every child attending has a great time.

YMCA Outside School Hours Care group of children eating lunch at table.

Holiday Care that is Close-to-home and Affordable

YMCA OSHC now has 54 centres in South-East Queensland, scattered throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Ipswich and Toowoomba. Located on school grounds, these facilities are convenient for families in the local area, but also welcome children from further afield. As the YMCA is a charity, vacation care in their OSHC program is affordable. The fees you pay are reinvested into the service to ensure that high quality toys and equipment are plentiful and nutritious meals that conform to the Smart Choices guidelines are provided for every child attending. For eligible families, additional rebates may apply through Family Assistance, as the YMCA OSHC program is a government approved childcare service. This means that, when coupled with the flexibility of choosing and paying only for the days your child will attend, your out-of-pocket expenses can be kept to a minimum.

With YMCA Outside School Hours Care, you can be assured of a safe, secure and clean environment for your children, run by honest, caring and experienced staff.


Consistent, affordable, fun care at school.”

Great activities every school holidays.”

Conveniently located with a team that are so helpful at nurturing your child and their interests.

It’s so convenient, engaging and I know my child is well looked after.”

We love all the activities on offer to the kids. They offer breakfast and afternoon tea. It’s a great environment!

The staff are friendly and approachable. My child leaves everyday happy!

Please take a look at the YMCA website for a full list of YMCA childcare locations and for further information.