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YMCA Merrimac OSHC

Before School Care | After School Care | Vacation Care

  • Address

    Located inside Merrimac State School
    2 Boowaggan Road, Merrimac QLD 4226

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    Our service office and sign in/out areas are located at the Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC) which is on the corner of the school closest to the tennis court (Cnr Boowaggan Rd & Goodling Drv)

  • Hours Of Operation

    Before School Care: 6.30am - 8.30am
    After School Care: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Vacation Care: 6:30am - 6:00pm

  • Contact Details

    0438 367 390
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Welcome to YMCA Merrimac OSHC

Our Service

YMCA Merrimac OSHC is situated within the vibrant surroundings of Merrimac State School. The School has a wonderful history, dating well over 100 years and together with the OSHC Service creates a natural, country-based atmosphere. We offer Before & After School Care, as well as Vacation Care for families of Merrimac State School and the wider Gold Coast Community.

Our Program

Our program offers our children the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor activities, which we incorporate into our numerous play spaces, including playgrounds, sandpits, tennis court, indoor and shaded multipurpose spaces, our rec room and uniquely…the original “Old School Building”.

Our Team

With care and experience a high priority for YMCA Merrimac OSHC, we have amazing and dedicated Educators who take pride in the exciting times our children are provided. Our team either hold or are soon to complete Qualifications in Early Childhood, with the majority holding Diplomas or working towards their Education Degrees. Our service Coordinator has been at the service for 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise from the childcare industry. All Educators hold a positive blue card, with the service always having staff on site qualified in first aid and CPR training.

We cannot wait to play a positive role in your Child’s Growth, Development and Future.

“Every Child deserves a chance to Succeed” – Thomas Peisley, Coordinator – YMCA Merrimac OSHC

Before School Care, After School Care & Vacation Care Fees

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We strongly recommend you apply for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to determine whether you’re eligible. Click here to learn more about the new Child Care Subsidy and how you can benefit from it.

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We welcome any enquiries to help you understand our Outside School Hours Care service. Ask us any questions and our service staff will get back to you soon.

Enrol Now

All enrolments are managed through a system called My Family Lounge to manage all outside school hours care enrolments. We want to make sure your enrolment is as quick and smooth as possible, so please take a moment to read the enrolment guide before you begin.

Useful Information For Current Parents

Below are a few platforms to help parents manage your outside school hours care bookings and get connected with our daily activities.

My Family Lounge

My Family Lounge app helps you manage your bookings with us and view all related documents in one central system. Current parents can log into My Family Lounge portal here or download the mobile app to your phone (available in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store). 

Family Handbook

This handbook is an informational resource that is intended to guide you through your child’s outside school hours care and educational journey at YMCA Merrimac OSHC. Download a copy of our handbook and feel free to ask us any questions you may have.

OSHC Facebook Page

Like and connect with us to stay updated with all the activities at YMCA Outside School Hours Care as well as chat to our friendly support team for any questions and enquiries. 

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