Before & After School Care (Kinder-Year 6)

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BSC / ASC phone contact: 0438 140524 (7.30-9am and 3-6pm)

Quality, reliable, affordable Before & After School Care (BSC & ASC) is provided every school day by the YMCA of Canberra in St Jude's school hall. This service is provided from the beginning of the school day - 7.30am until the first school bell and at the end of the school day until 6pm, Monday to Friday. Positions are available on a permanent or casual basis.

** Please contact YMCA as soon as possible to enrol your child/ren, as there may be a waiting list for the day/s you require.

Before and After School Care

The YMCA of Canberra offers Before & After School Care at St Jude’s Primary for primary school aged children. 

Activities include, but are not limited to craft, games, movies, sport, cooking and much more. The children are provided with a healthy snack each day.

Vacation Care during School Holidays

If you are interested in Vacation Care (VC) for your children at St Jude's during school holiday breaks, please contact the YMCA direct on the email address given below, or see the staff at school any morning before school or afternoon after school during school term. 

YMCA's Goals

The goals of the YMCA are:

  • to provide a safe, healthy and happy environment for the children and educators,
  • to provide a program which meets the needs and interests of each child, to develop their full potential in all areas of development,
  • to employ caring and appropriately qualified educators and promote ongoing staff training,
  • to promote open communication between parents and staff and encourage parental involvement in the operation of the centre,
  • to foster inks with the local community.

School Holiday Program

The YMCA of Canberra offers Vacation Care every school holidays in several locations throughout Canberra for primary school age children. Vacation Care with the YMCA offers supervised care by qualified staff, fun and interesting activities and a special excursion or activity every day of the program. Bookings are available from Week 8 each Term.

For more information about these programs, please click here to visit the YMCA of Canberra Website. 

The YMCA Children’s Services Headquarters can be contacted on 6242 4040 or by emailing:

Page updated: 8 September 2018