Childcare

 

Our Children’s Service provides an educational and fun childcare environment for your children and is staffed by qualified Early Childhood Educators.

The YMCA’s approach to childhood education is different from many others.Our programs focus on the child rather than the teacher. The children, their needs, their interests and their learning are the key to our program.

Our programs recognise the need for time and that children learn best when given the opportunity to explore, observe and experience. The program allows time for spontaneous experiences and understands the need for flexibility.

We believe that each child is unique, capable and curious, with inbuilt strength and tremendous potential to be a master of their own learning. Our aim is to nurture these vital qualities with warmth and understanding to enable all children to grow and develop in body, mind and spirit.

Philosophy

Our dedicated staff ensure that:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity

    We provide a safe, secure and supported environment where children are encouraged to develop autonomy, interdependence and resilience.

    A strong sense of self and learning to interact with others with care, respect and empathy is also encouraged.

  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world

    Children are assisted in developing a sense of belonging to communities and groups and an understanding of reciprocal rights. To respond to diversity with respect, to develop a sense of fairness and respect their environment.

  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing 

    Children become strong in their in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and increasingly take responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

  4. Children are involved and confident learners

    Children are inspired to develop their confidence, curiosity, imagination, creativity and reflexivity.  This includes the development of a range of skills such as problem solving, inquiry and investigation.

    Children connect with people, places, natural materials and processes in order to resource their own learning.

  5. Children are effective communicators

    Children are able interact verbally and nonverbally with others for a range of purposes and to express their ideas.  This includes the development of understanding how symbols and patterns work and how to use information and communication technologies to investigate ideas and represent their thinking is also encouraged.

Using the service

The Children’s Service is available to all and you do not need to be a member to use the service.

Hours of Operation

Operating Hours:                    
Monday to Friday  9.00am - 2.00pm
Public Holidays Closed

 

Structured Session Times:  
Session 1  9.00am - 10.30am
Session 2 10.30am - 12.00pm
Session 3 12.00pm - 1.30pm
 
Occaisional Care:  
You may book between 1 and 5 hours of care during the operating hours listed above.  

For further details including booking information please view our Childcare Handbook 

Come in any morning… we would love to meet you and your child/children!!!