Tarneit 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.
Tarneit YMCA Early Learning Centre opened in January 2020 as a new purpose-built facility located within the growing estate of Riverdale Village, Tarneit – in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
We are located next to Riverdale Village Shopping Centre and are close to Tarneit Station.
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 Tarneit YMCA Early Learning Centre we offer:
- Long Day Care (for six weeks to five year olds)
- Integrated Kindergarten (for four year olds - this is integrated into Long Day Care)
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
Tarneit YMCA Early Learning Centre is purpose-built for early learning, allowing us to thoughtfully create an intentional environment for your child to learn. Safety, indoor and outdoor play, and inclusivity for children are key elements of the building’s design and we offer 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, Jasmin-Maree Tonga
- Early Years Director
- Kindergarten Teacher(s)
- Room Leaders
Find out more about the team roles.
Prices and subsidies
To support our families, we offer two types of bookings:
- permanent bookings
- casual bookings
Long Day Care
$110.20 per day
$121.22 per day
$110.20 per day
$121.22 per day
Is your child child attending kindergarten in 2021? Families can expect to save around $2,000 over the 2021 calendar year for each child enrolled in our funded kindergarten programs. This additional funding is part of the Victorian Government's Free Kinder initiative.
Take a tour
If you would like to find out more about our centre, you can:
- Book a tour to visit the centre in person (currently not available due to COVID-19)
- Take a virtual tour of our centre via Google Maps
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.
If you have any questions at all, our support team is here to help:
Location and opening hours
Tarneit YMCA Early Learning Centre is located in Tarneit – in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
53 Mulholland Drive
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, from 06:30 – 18:30