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Location

Clyde North YMCA Early Learning
35 Aayana Street, Clyde North, VIC 3978
(03) 8371 0530

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 06:30am – 6:30pm

We are conveniently co-located on the grounds of Wilandra Rise Primary School in Clyde North, offering a single pick-up and drop-off point for busy parents with children at both the primary school and our centre.

Early learning programs at Clyde North

Our centre provides childcare and kindergarten programs for children between six weeks to five years old. We support, nurture and encourage your child’s development through early education and evidence-informed practice that emphasises discovery and adventure.

We take a holistic approach to early learning – creating engaging, fun and educational experiences. Our purpose is to ensure your child thrives by building connections and confidence so that they are prepared for school. We offer the following programs:

Long Day Care

  •  Childcare for six weeks to five year olds

Integrated Kindergarten

  •   Kindergarten integrated into long day care. Programs offered: 3-year-old kinder and 4-year-old kinder. 
Co-located Programs

The Y also offers a Before and After School Program and a School Holiday Program at the the same location: 

This purposeful and convenient co-location allows us to create community partnerships with the primary school and surrounds. As well as providing a smooth transition to school for children, it provides a sense of belonging through community events and connections.

Features and amenities

At Clyde North YMCA Early Learning Centre we offer a great range of amenities.

We provide your child everything they need to play, learn and thrive throughout their day, including:

  • nappies;
  • bed linen laundered daily;
  • sunscreen for outdoor play activities;
  • toys and educational resources and
  • healthy meals and snacks prepared on-site daily by our qualified cook.

Sessions

To ensure our families are able to optimise their subsidies based on their personal circumstances, different session lengths are available:

  • nine hour session
  • 10 hour session
  • 11 hour session
  • all day session (full opening hours of our centre).

Our centre manager will be available to sit down with you to work out what is best for your family.

Safeguarding and quality standards

At the Y, our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of your child. We are an accredited child-safe organisation with safeguarding and quality standards embedded across all our services. 

Child safety remains our highest priority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) period. Our services have implemented a range of additional hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff. Learn more about these measures on our COVID-19 updates page.

Our team

We recruit, train and support our staff and volunteers to care for the children and young people in our programs and services.

Our Early Learning Programs are staffed by:

  • Centre Manager, Roshini Samaraweera
  • Early Years Director
  • Kindergarten Teacher(s)
  • Room Leaders
  • Educators
  • Cook

Find out more about the team roles.

"Childhood is all about exploration and positive experiences that promote growth. I’m so passionate about working alongside like-minded educators who believe in achieving high quality education and care for all children, being advocates for children and upholding a sound knowledge of children’s early years learning journey". Roshini Samaraweera, Centre Manager

Prices and subsidies

To support our families, we offer two types of bookings:

  • permanent bookings
  • casual bookings

The table below lists the 2021 daily price for Clyde North YMCA Early Learning Centre

  • Prices may be reduced if you are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy. 
  • Payments are accepted by direct debit and processed according to our debit calendar. 

Program

Permanent booking

Casual booking

Long Day Care

$112.10

$123.30

Integrated Kindergarten

$112.10

$123.30

 

Take a tour

If you would like to find out more about our centre, you can:

Bookings and enrolments

Enrolments and bookings are managed through an online system called My Family Lounge.

If you're new to our program, follow the step-by-step enrolment instructions on our bookings page.

Already have a My Family Lounge account with YMCA Children's Programs? Sign in here.

Once you have made a booking and it has been accepted, you're ready for orientation at our centre, so that you and your child feel comfortable and confident in a new environment.