Happy Days Macarthur Square is proud to be run by YMCA Children's Programs, part of YMCA Victoria.
About the centre
We offer early learning 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.
Happy Days Macarthur Square is co-located with Kingswim Macarthur Square in the Macarthur Square Shopping Centre in Campbelltown, New South Wales. Our convenient co-location allows us to create a hub for all the skills and learning your child will need to have a great start to life.
We are located directly opposite Macarthur Square Railway Station and conveniently close to grocery stores and a post office. We also have gated reserved car park directly outside our centre for use by our families.
YMCA Children’s Programs offers early learning 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.
At Happy Days Macarthur Square we offer:
- Long Day Care (for six weeks to five year olds)
The Y also offers the following services at the same location:
- Kingswim Macarthur Square (part of the YMCA network)
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
Macarthur Square YMCA Early Learning Centre offers a great range of facilities.
We provide your child everything they need to play, learn and thrive throughout their day, including:
- 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.
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.
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, Cindy Astill
- Early Years Director
- Kindergarten Teacher(s)
- Room Leaders
Find out more about the team roles.
With over 10 years experience in Early Childhood Education, I've had the pleasure of working in a variety of roles including: room leader, educational leader, a centre manager, a centre director as well as an operations manager.
I am passionate about Early Childhood Education as it plays such an important part of their development during formative years. I believe play is integral for children’s ongoing physical, cognitive, social, emotional and language development. - Cindy Astill, Centre Manager
Prices and subsidies
The table below lists the 2021 daily programming costs for Happy Days Macarthur Square.
These costs come into effect on Monday 15 February 2020.
2 to 5 Years Room
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 early learning 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.
If you have any questions at all, our support team is here to help:
- Telephone: (02) 4620 6333
Location and opening hours
Happy Days Macarthur Square is co-located with Kingswim Macarthur Square.
Happy Days Macarthur Square
Shop L01, Lower Ground Floor
Macarthur Square Shopping Centre
200 Gilchrist Dr
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, from 7:00am – 6:00pm
The Victorian Government is making it easier for families to find approved kindergarten programs. For kinder you can count on, just look for the tick.
When it comes to making decisions about your child’s early education and care, there can be a lot to consider. We understand you want what’s best for your child and family, and to be sure about your choices. The Victorian Government is making it easier for you to find kindergarten programs that are funded and approved by the government.
That’s why we’re introducing the Kinder Tick. When you see the Kinder Tick, you can be confident:
- the program will be led by a qualified teacher
- children will benefit from play-based learning
- the kindergarten program is funded and approved by the Victorian Government
- the program complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework.
This is the same in both long day care and standalone kindergarten services.
No matter where your child attends a kindergarten program, they’ll be learning through play with an early childhood teacher. Research shows that play-based learning is the best way to help young children learn, develop well and prepare to thrive at school.