Children’s Programs

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The Y offers a range of early childhood education and care services across Victoria.

Through YMCA Children's Programs we support children holistically throughout their early education.

From their first day with us at early learning, right through to fun activities during the school holidays - we've got the right program for your child.

We run a variety of programs, including:

 We also offer facility hire services for a variety of spaces suitable for social and sporting activities.

Visit our YMCA Children's Programs website for further details on our programs and services.

Child safety and quality standards

At the Y, we consider the safety and wellbeing of children and young people to be our highest priority.

We're accredited by the Australian Childhood Foundation as a child-safe organisation. We've achieved this accreditation by ensuring that child-safe practices are embedded into everything we do.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Our programs qualify for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), which helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees.

CCS is provided by the Federal Government and is managed through their Services Australia agency.

The amount of subsidy families receive is calculated by a number of factors. We have developed a summary guide which outlines o assist families in understanding these factors.

Community partnerships

YMCA Children's Programs has long-standing partnerships with a range of organisations, including schools, community groups and corporate organisations.

We welocme the opportunity to new partnership opportunities, including the management of new or existing child care or education service.

If you're interested in partnering with YMCA Children's Programs, please complete our Partnerships expression of interest form.