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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.


Our programs

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

  • 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.

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:

  • 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.


Childcare session lengths

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
  • Early Years Director
  • Kindergarten Teacher(s)
  • Room Leaders
  • Educators
  • Cook

Find out more about the team roles.


Prices and subsidies

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

  • permanent bookings
  • casual bookings

The table below lists the 2022 daily programming costs for Tarneit YMCA Early Learning Centre.

These costs come into effect on Monday 03 January 2022


Permanent booking

Casual booking

Long Day Care



Integrated Kindergarten



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


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.


Contact us

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
VIC 3029

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, from 06:30 – 18:30

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