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What age group is the programme for?

It’s for ages 5 through to 12. We cater activities to suit all age groups.

What hours does the programme run?

We’re open 7am to 6pm.

If we do excursions these are usually within 10am-3pm (we can’t cater for drop-offs and pick ups during this time). Outside of that, we are usually based at 77 Tay Street.

Can I choose the hours my child is booked in/can I pick my child up early?

Usually - yes, however if we have an excursion this will usually be from 10am to 3pm so we can’t cater for drop-offs and pick-ups during this time if we’re out and about. Outside of those times you can drop off or pick up your child at any time, using the sign in/out processes.

Is food provided?

Yes! We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

What does MSD accreditation mean?

It means parents can be confident our policies and systems are up to a standard that meets accreditation criteria. We are regularly audited on this, by the Ministry of Social Development so you can be sure we’re complying with all standards required.

Can I get a subsidy?

Possibly! WINZ subsidies are available across our programmes - click here to find out more about these.

How do I book?

You can book online through the Aimy Plus system. Click here to get started.

Once you’ve signed up you can make or change bookings across the Y’s before and after school care services or holiday programmes.

If you have any trouble, give our team a call on 03 218 2989 or email Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

When and how do I pay?

We’ll send you an invoice which will detail payment amounts and dates.

How do you transport the kids to excursions?

We have vans for this, all fitted with seatbelts. All of our drivers have full NZ driver licences.

More questions?

Just get in touch!

Phone us - 03 218 2989

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Or come and see us, we’re at 77 Tay Street, Invercargill.

Booking system


How do I book?

If you are new to the Y’s Y-Junior services, please feel free to give us a call on 03 218 2989 or email Enable JavaScript to view protected content. to discuss your needs.

If you are one of our regular Y-Juniors families, you can book or amend your bookings through our AimyPlus online Parent Portal. This includes enroling your child/ren, making and viewing bookings, updating your personal information, viewing invoices and viewing your child/rens photos enjoying the programme.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the following link address http://ymca-south.aimyplus.com
  2. Click the purple “Register Now” button.
  3. Follow the registration process and enrol your child/ren
  4. After this has been done, click the dashboard in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen, now you can make a booking :)
  5. Click on the “Make a booking” button and complete the booking into the desired programme
  6. Once completed, your booking is now pending and will be confirmed within 24 hours.

Next - enjoy exploring your Parent Portal and finding out all the neat things you can do and see! See these videos to help you along: