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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.

Pakenham ELC offers the following programs:

Our Programs Age range
Long day care 6 weeks to preschool age
Kindergarten 4 years old

New Session Lengths

The new Child Care Subsidy now takes into account the number of hours (not just days) that your child attends our centre.

To ensure our families are able to optimise their subsidy based on their personal circumstances we are introducing new session lengths at our Early Learning Centres.

You will be able to choose between:

  • 9 hour session
  • 10 hour session
  • 11 hour session
  • All day session (Entire opening hours of our centre)


Our educators

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 facilities

Pakenham was custom-built in 2016 with safety, indoor/outdoor play and inclusivity (all abilities) at the forefront of the design process. 

Take a virtual tour of Pakenham here.


Our location

Our ELC is co-located on the grounds of John Henry Primary School. This planned co-location enables us to support your child to feel prepared for and excited about the next step of their schooling journey.
If you have children at both John Henry Primary School and our ELC, our co-location offers a single drop-off and pick-up point and convenient onsite parking. 

Learn more about our location and opening hours here.