Work commitments and school hours rarely align – that's where OSHC comes in!

YMCA OSHC provides a safe, fun, and stimulating place for children before / after school hours as well as Vacation Care during school holidays.

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What to Expect at YMCA OSHC

As a community-based not-for-profit, the Y is recognised as a leading provider of OSHC services in South Australia, well known for:

Quality Educators

We seek high quality, experienced and passionate Educators which actively contribute to the quality of OSHC programming and an enjoyable experience for students. Lead by the OSHC Director, Educators provide an environment that will challenge, stimulate and support each child on an individual level.

Convenient Bookings

Bookings can be completed online, on the App or over the phone. In addition to utilising the latest technology to manage bookings, our friendly OSHC Support Team is available over the phone Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Child Enjoyment

YMCA OSHC has the right mix of physical activity, intellectual stimulation and rest keeping kids wanting to come back. We also pride ourselves in delivering the best Vacation Care program in South Australia.

Fresh Healthy Food

We source our food from within the local community using markets and other local food co-ops if available within the area. Healthy and nutritious breakfasts, snack and afternoon tea are always available for students.

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New to OSHC? Before making an OSHC or Vacation Care booking you need to enrol into the OSHC service. Get started in 3 easy steps!

  1. Enrol in the service: Click the below 'Enrol Online' button and complete the enrolment form. Once the enrolment is approved (may take 1 business day to process), you will receive a welcome email prompting the next two steps.
  2. Activate your Xplor Account & Download the Xplor Home App: Instructions can be found in the welcome email or by clicking here.
  3. Book Your Sessions: Use the Xplor Home App to book your OSHC or vacation care sessions. By default bookings are casual, so if you wish to make a permanent booking be sure to add that to the booking 'Comment' box. Once a booking is confirmed you will receive an in-App notification. Detailed instructions for booking a sessions can be found here.

If you have any issues please contact the OSHC Support Team on 08 8200 2516.

Bookings & Accounts

YMCA OSHC uses the best available childcare software solution called Xplor, making day-to-day OSHC management and bookings simple and convenient. Download the Xplor Home App from Google Play or the App Store!

Book an OSHC or Vacation Care Session

Using the Xplor Home App

Navigate to the 'Bookings' tab, select a day, start a new booking (top right), select the child and booking type, repeat the process for additional bookings, then checkout (click the pram in the top right corner).

Booking with Xplor Home App

*Only students enrolled into the service and an activated Xplor account can use the Xplor Home App for bookings. Email the OSHC Support Team if you need the Xplor activation email resent.

CLICK HERE for the step-by-step Parent Guide to Xplor.

OSHC Support Team

If you are unable to book via the App, contact the OSHC Support Team by Email or call us on 08 8200 2516.

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YMCA South Australia in partnership with the School Council sets the daily fee on an annual basis. Once a child is enrolled, families and carers can contact Family Assistance with the service’s provider number to determine their eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy. This is used to determine a families discounted fee, usually between 50-85%. As a guide 95% of OSHC families receive 50% or more subsidy off the standard rate.


After subsidy*

Before School Care


$2.77 - $10.17

After School Care


$4.27 - $15.67
Early school closure day$37.00$5.70 - $20.90

Vacation Care
(In House)


$9.45 - $34.65

Vacation Care
(Incursion / Excursion)


$12.45 - $45.65

Pupil Free Day


$9.45 - $34.65
Casual Booking Fee$3.00
Hat Fee (once off)$15.00

*Typical fee after subsidy is applied

Direct debit

All fees are paid via direct debit. A direct debit authorisation must be completed prior to using the service. Direct debit is paid via a bank account or credit card. Paying by credit card incurs a 1.70% surcharge.

Casual surcharge

A $3.00 casual surcharge is applied for before/after school care bookings made with less than 48 hours of care being provided. A $3.00 casual surcharge is applied to Vacation Care bookings made after the date, listed in the Important Information on each program.

Non-notification fee

A $10 non-notification will be charged when a child fails to turn up at a meeting point and it is the responsibility of the staff to locate the child.


You can access your statements and live balance information at any time on the Xplor Home App.

Cancellation policy

Before/After School Care: Cancellations received up to 48 hours prior to care receive a full refund. Cancellation received with less than 48 hours are charged full fee.

Vacation Care: Cancellation received up to 2 weeks prior to the date of requested care to receive a full refund. Cancellations received within 2 weeks of the requested care date are charged full fee.

*No fees will be charged if a medical certificate is provided to oshc@ymcasa.org.au no later than 5 business days from the date of missed service.

Cancel a session via the the Xplor Home App

The quickest and easiest way to cancel a booking is through the Xplor Home App. If you need assistance using the app contact the OSHC Support Team by Email or call us on 08 8200 2516.

Cancel a session in Xplor

Vacation Care

Our Vacation Care programs encourage children to be involved in a variety of fun and exciting activities, including art, craft, cooking, sport, dance, and drama. Children also go on excursions to exciting destinations. All bookings will be open once the program is released, which is on Monday week six of every term.

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Book Vacation Care

The quickest and easiest way to book Vacation Care sessions is through the Xplor Home App. However to use the app, you must already be enroled in the service (see Enrolment Section on this page if not) and have an activated Xplor account (email the OSHC Support Team if you need the activation email resent).

Using the Xplor Home App

Xplor Home Bookings

CLICK HERE for the step-by-step Parent Guide to Xplor.

OSHC Support Team

If you are unable to book via the App, contact the OSHC Support Team by Email or call us on 08 8200 2516.

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