Macarthur Square YMCA Early Learning Centre 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.
Macarthur Square YMCA Early Learning Centre 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 get a great start to life.
We are located directly opposite Macarthur Square Railway Station and conveniently close to grocery shops and a post office. We also have gated reserved car parks 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 Macarthur Square YMCA Early Learning Centre we offer:
- Long Day Care (for six weeks to five year olds)
The Y also offers the following services at 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
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.
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.
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, Simone Clinch
- Early Years Director
- Kindergarten Teacher(s)
- Room Leaders
Find out more about the team roles.
"Hi, I’m Simone and I am the Centre Manager at Macarthur Square.
I began my career in Early Childhood in 2005 as a Trainee and have always worked within the Children’s Services sector. I have experience in a range of different roles including as an Educator, Service Coordinator and an Area Manager. Working in Early Childhood I feel that I have the ability to contribute and if I am able to have a positive impact on tomorrow’s leaders – what a wonderful place to be.
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." – Simone Clinch, Centre Manager
Prices and subsidies
Over two years old
Under two years old
Long Day Care
$100 per day
$106 per day
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
Macarthur Square YMCA Early Learning Centre is co-located with Kingswim Macarthur Square.
Macarthur Square Shopping Centre
200 Gilchrist Dr
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, from 07:00 – 18:00