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​​Childcare Programs

​The Y​MCA of the Northern Territory provides childcare services in 3 locations:

  • YMCA Early Learning Centres

For further details regarding our Alice Springs Early Learning Centres, click here.

  • Out of School Hours Care Centre:
    • Bradshaw Out of School Hours Care located at Bradshaw Primary School 233 Adamson Avenue, Alice Springs

For further details regarding Bradshaw Out of School Hours Care, click here.

We embrace the National Quality framework, and ensure that this is reflected throughout our Centre, as we strive to continually offer high quality care and education. Our programs reflect the principles, practices and learning where children's interests and strengths are used to guide the curriculum, and promote further learning.

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Our Educators

All employees at YMCA have participated in the Safeguarding Children program; have undergone Working with Children, and Police checks. They have a very good understanding of their obligations around child protection, and keeping children safe. Our educators are highly committed, and all hold, or are working towards, qualifications in the early childhood care and education profession. Our educators' ongoing professional development is paramount to our service, and is always promoted and supported by the YMCA.

Childcare Enrolments

All bookings for our childcare services including school holiday programs can be made online through My Family Lounge - click here for more information.

Government Support

Our services are approved by the Federal Government, and are therefore subsidised through the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate schemes, helping families with the cost of care.

Early Learning Centres

The Centres are closed on Public holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas period.
We provide opportunities for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, to participate in a wonderfully unique environment, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities on a daily basis. We provide nutritious meals throughout the day, promoting the health and wellbeing of all children in our care.
We embrace the National Quality framework, and ensure that this is reflected throughout our learning environment, as we strive to continually offer high quality care and education. Our programs reflect the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework, where children's interests and strengths are used to guide the curriculum and promote further learning.
Both Centres provide Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea for the children, which are included in the fees.

Fees

  • Full-Time 5 days per week*
  • Part-Time 4 days or less per week.
Years

Full Time* Daily Rate

Part Time Daily Rate

Places 0 to 12 mths$ 82.00$ 94.00
Places 12 to 24 mths$ 82.00$ 94.00
Places 2 to 3 yrs$ 82.00$ 94.00
Places 3 to 5 yrs$ 82.00$ 94.00
 

Contact Details:

Open Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 5:30pm.

ServiceAddressPhoneEmail
YMCA Early Learning Centre71 Sadadeen Road, Sadadeen8952 5085Childcare.eylc@ymca.org.au
Grevillea Early Learning Centre36 Grevillea Drive, Grevillea8952 3511Childcare.gelc@ymca.org.au

 

Outside Hours School Care

We offer high quality services for children and families who require care after school located on the schools' grounds. 

We work in close partnerships with families to ensure that the individual needs of our children are met. Our programs are guided by the Framework for School Age Care in Australia – My Time Our Place; and our practices are all guided by the National Quality Standard for School Age Care.

YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is a home-away-from-home for children aged Preschool through to 12 years – a place to have fun, be active and explore their potential. Our child-focused, stimulating activities reflect the children's interests; we provide nutritious snacks, giving the children the energy for learning and playing with friends, and gaining lifelong skills and knowledge.

During the after school care children are offered a nutritious afternoon tea, the opportunity to complete any homework and join in on a range of age appropriate activities until parents collect them. Educators work closely with children to develop a program that is based on their interests and skill level.

Fees:

After School Hours

  • Permanent $28 per day
  • Casual $32.50 per day


Contact Details:

Open Monday to Friday 2.50pm to 6.00pm

ServiceAddressPhoneEmail
Bradshaw OSHCBradshaw :Primary School 23 Adamson Avenue Alice Springs0438 549 778Bradshaw.oshc@ymca.org.au



 


 

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