We've summarised the Frequently Asked Questions for Wyndham Vale YMCA Early Learning Centre.
  • About the YMCA

    The YMCA is a community not-for-profit organisation. This means profits generated are re-invested into our programs and services, and to assist local community members to access to our programs.

    YMCA Victoria has been working with young people since 1853. We passionately believe in the power of inspired young people.

    Today, we operate a range of programs and services including gyms and pools, camping, children's programs and youth services. Our early learning centres are part of our children's programs.

    Click here to learn more about YMCA Children's Programs.

  • What programs are offered at the centre?

    We offer early learning programs, including:

    • Long day care (for six weeks to school age)
    • Kindergarten (four year olds)
  • Who will be working at the centre?

    Our early learning centres are staffed by a passionate team of early learning educators and support staff who are lead by a centre manager.

    Our early learning educators are required to hold the following qualifications:

    • educational qualification in children’s services,
    • trained to Senior Level 2 First Aid, including CPR, asthma and anaphylaxis,
    • regularly undergo Safeguarding Children training and
    • have a current Working With Children Check.

    We will shortly be recruiting for staff at Wyndham Vale YMCA Early Learning Centre (if you're interested in working for YMCA Children's Programs, go to our careers page). 

    We will provide regular updates on staff as the hiring process continues. Register your interest in our centre to receive notifications of staff updates.

  • Do you offer session times?

    We support our families by offering flexible sessions times.

    Sessions run between 6:30am – 6:30pm. If your child stays for the full period of time, this is an all day session. You can choose a session length which best suites your family's needs:

    • 9-hour session
    • 10-hour session
    • 11-hour session
    • All day session

    Regardless of the length of session you choose to attend each day, the cost is the same.

  • Where is the centre located?

    Visit the centre's Location page for the centres address and information on the surrounding area.

  • When is the centre open for guided tours?

    We anticipate Wyndham Vale YMCA Early Learning Centre to commence tours in March 2020. As soon as we’re handed the keys we’ll take registered families through the centre for tours.

    To be notified when tours commence, register your interest via our enquiry form. 

  • How much does the program cost?

    Visit the centre's Prices & subsidies page for information on costs.

  • How do I enrol my child at the centre?

    Enrolment are completed through our online portal called My Family Lounge.

    Our friendly enrolment support team is available to guide you through the enrolment process, answering all of your questions.

    Families who have registered their interest will receive further information on what this involves.

    Complete our enquiry form to start a conversation with our enrolment support team.

  • How do I make bookings?

    Bookings are completed through our online portal called My Family Lounge, this allows you to manage your child's bookings and enrolment details.

    We offer two types of bookings:

    • Permanent bookings
    • Casual bookings

    You can mix and match between permanent and casual bookings, depending on your family's needs.

    Permanent bookings

    A permanent booking ensures your child is guaranteed a regular place on your preferred days, giving your child a sense of stability and belonging to their environment.

    Casual bookings

    We understand families need flexibility for childcare, which is why we offer casual bookings.

    Casual bookings are subject to availability. To ensure every child’s safety, our programs have a set number of child places and will not operate above legal child to staff ratio.

  • What is your orientation process?

    Starting care is a very exciting time but can also be emotional for your family. Every child will deal with the change in routine differently and in order to prepare them for the transition, our centres offer you a flexible orientation period to suit your family's needs. This is a great time to have a conversation with your child’s educators about their individual routines, current interests, learning and development goals.

    Closer to the centres opening, we'll let families know more about orientation. In the meantime, register your interest using our enquiry form.

  • Any other questions?

    We're sure you'll have many more as our journey together begins. Our support team is here to answer these important questions.

    Please see below our contact details and hours:

    • Monday – Friday, from 9am – 5pm.

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