Macarthur Square YMCA Early Learning Centre
With a holistic approach to early learning, YMCA Early Learning Centres (ELCs) have designed a range of exciting programs to nurture your child’s social, physical and cognitive development.
Our ELCs provides separate learning environments designed to cater for the specific needs of all children aged between 6 weeks to 6 years.
- Healthy snacks and meals
- Outdoor play spaces
Macarthur Square ELC offers Long Day Care for children aged 0 -5.
We take a holistic approach to childcare and create engaging, fun and educational experiences that will help your happy child reach their full potential and feel prepared for their schooling journey.
Our programs at Macarthur Square is developed in accordance with the National Quality Framework.
All our dedicated and energetic team members:
- have an educational qualification in children’s services
- are trained to Senior Level 2 First Aid, including CPR, asthma and anaphylaxis
- regularly undergo Safeguarding Children training
- have a current Working With Children Check
Our Centre Manager Simone Clinch shares the following on their passion for early learning education.
"I have always been passionate about working with children and strongly believe that all children deserve to have the best start in life. Our team of trained and dedicated educators would love the opportunity to offer a safe and supportive environment for you and your child."
Macarthur Square was first opened as part of the Happy Days Child Care group. For many years Macarthur Square has provided a stimulating, warm and safe learning environment to support local families.
In 2019 Macarthur Square joined the YMCA Children's Programs family and our Early Learning Centre network.
Our Early Learning Centres provides separate learning environments designed to cater for the specific needs of all children aged between 6 weeks to 6 years.
Please see the price list for Macarthur Square ELC programs below:
- Long-day care – Under 2 – $106 per day
- Long day-care – Over 2 – $100 per day
Payments are accepted by direct debit and processed fortnightly (every second Thursday). You will receive an email statement the Monday before each debit. Accounts cannot be paid in person, as no cash is kept on our premises for safety reasons.
Read more about payments and other frequently asked questions in our family handbook.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
The Government assists eligible families by offering the Child Care Subsidy. This subsidy is paid directly to the approved service of choice.
To further understand the CCS and the eligibility requirements, visit the Department of Human Services website here, or contact Centrelink directly on 13 61 50.
Please also be aware of the “No Jab No Play” legislation, which may affect your childcare benefits.
Macarthur Square is located on the ground level of Macarthur Square Shopping Centre. We are co-located with a Kingswim Swim School, allowing us to create a hub for all the skills and learning your child will need to get a great start to life.
We are directly opposite Macarthur Square Railway Station and conveniently close to grocery shops and post office.
We have gated reserved car parks directly outside our centre for use by our families.