School Holiday Programme at YMCA Ellerslie

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Looking for a fun holiday programme your tamariki will love?

We know the last thing any child wants to do is to waste their holidays doing something boring! That’s why our holiday programme at YMCA Ellerslie Recreation Centre is jam-packed with activities for kids. One day children could be tackling a rock climbing wall, and the next, they could be jumping into a jet boat.

Fun, engaging programmes

It’s important to us that each child has fun in a safe environment, where they can learn new skills, make new friends and do stuff that they wouldn’t normally get to do. Our friendly, welcoming staff are all highly trained and completely dedicated to helping your kids have an amazing, safe time.

Our programme activities run 9 am-3 pm unless otherwise stated in the brochure. Programme hours are 7 am-6 pm. There is also the option of a short day, 8:30 am-3 pm, with the centre-based programme.

Key Info

Location

Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Contact Details

Phone: 09 579 4716

Email: oscar@ymcaauckland.org.nz


Times & Pricing

Shorter session: 8:30am-3:00pm; $40.00 per session

Longer session: 7:30am-6:00pm; $54.00 per session

Excursion programme: 7:00am-6:00pm; $67.00 per day

Holiday Programmes at YMCA Ellerslie

Safeguarding our tamariki

For years YMCA has provided a safe and secure environment, where kids can just be’ and enjoy their time with us. We want to support every parent by not only being a fun programme, but also a safe haven where kids’ development is supported and learning is recognised.

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). We are proud to lead the children’s workforce as a child-safe organisation. Find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do WINZ subsidies

Yes, we do! As an approved holiday programme, parents who are eligible can access the OSCAR subsidy from Work and Income. If this is you, contact oscar@ymcaauckland.org.nz as we need to complete Part C of the application form, and you will need to pay a 20% deposit. There are different subsidy rates depending on your eligibility – check out www.winz.govt.nz for more information.

How can I make a booking to the programme

YMCA uses an online booking system called AimyPlus. To book, you will need to register first on https://ymca-akl-ham-bop.aimyplus.com/ - this is where you will put in all your details, and information about your child/ren including any medical conditions, and who can collect your child.

What clothing/equipment do we need to bring

    Active kids are happy kids! Clothing children can move in is best, and for those who go hard, a change of clothes is always great to have in the bag. Children will need to bring a drinkbottle, sunhat, morning tea and lunch every day.

    Do you provide Lunch

      Unfortunately no, not at this stage.

      Where do we meet/go

        YMCA Ellerslie Recreation Centre is located at 46 Michaels Ave, in the Michaels Ave Reserve. Please park in the lower carpark and walk up to the centre.

        Signing in process

          Children must be signed in and out each day by an authorised person. You can add as many people as you would like into your AimyPlus profile to collect your child. If someone turns up to collect a child and they are not on the approved list, we will call you to confirm. If your child will be making their own way to/from the programme please email oscar@ymcaauckland.org.nz so you can complete the arrive/depart unaccompanied form.


          Have a question? Call us on 021 962 247 or email us at oscar@ymcaauckland.org.nz

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