The Y NSW provides Before and After School Care for more than 10,000 children across NSW.
We create a fun, safe and inclusive environment where children can make new friends and build confidence outside of the classroom. Our focus is on providing an enriching and engaging place for children to have inspired minds and active bodies.
Every day is a different opportunity for children to learn something new! Our experienced Educators tailor programs for each child’s interests and ideas using the My Time Our Place framework. This nationally approved evidence-based framework emphasises the benefits of providing children with a broad range of opportunities to participate in a variety of leisure and play-based activities.
Depending on their interests, they may engage in:
• Arts and crafts
• Drama, dance and music
• Quiet reading and games area
• Group games
• Leisure and more.
Please note, quiet space is provided for children who wish to use their time to complete homework, however Educators are unable to offer individual help as they need to supervise all children.
We understand that an organised and well-resourced environment promotes individual and collaborative play and development. We ensure thoughtful and sufficient play resources and equipment are provided for a range of activities and programs, fostering holistic and varied education and care experiences for the children.
Children should bring a hat, a water bottle and all food required for the day. Children should also bring any personal items to support their individual care needs (e.g. medication or change of clothes).
Before School Care: We help children get ready for the school day by serving a nutritious breakfast and providing a range of engaging activities.
Before School Care is offered from 6am to 8.30am.
After School Care: Once the school day is done, we help children wind down. We offer a nutritious afternoon tea and a mix of activities where children can socialise, increase their skills, build knowledge and broaden their horizons.
After School Care is offered from 3pm to 6pm.
The staff are always friendly and nice. The place is well organised and clean
Catherine N. - All Saints
My son loves going to Vacation Care, Jen and the team are always caring, helpful and accommodating. My son loves wheels days, craft days and sports activity days. Thank you for everything you do!
Bianca S. - Picton OSHC
My daughter Ava looks forward to every school holidays just so she can attend YMCA. she loves the people, educators + fun activities, there is always new and exciting excursions that she loves and I love hearing about. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to take such good care of her knowing how much fun she has! Thanks!
Kim L. - Picton OSHC
We are very happy with the service at YMCA Panania North. Shannon and other staff are very friendly and genuinely love working with children. Nathan’s always looing forward to going to before and after school care
Viet & Nathan - Panania North OSHC
My son was a little hesitant about attending OSHC initially but within a day or two he commented on the new friends he had made. Over the past 2 years that he has been attending, his circle of friends has grown significantly. He has grown his interest in reading by utilising the reading corner at the Centre and has learned how to play chess! The carers are incredibly warm and friendly for the children and parents alike, yet are also extremely professional in their handling of any minor disputes between the children. I would have no hesitation in recommending the OSHC centre at Padstow Park to other families and look forward to my daughter being cared for by the lovely team in 2020.
Kate S. - Padstow Park OSHC