Early Childhood Education

Y Kids Early Learning Centre at YMCA Whanganui

The Y Kids Early Learning Centre opened its doors in October 2015 with the aim of providing quality childcare for 0-5 year olds. We are very pleased that word about our Centre is spreading! This is evidenced by the consistently increasing child roll.

We have actively recruited an excellent teaching staff, with 80% of our permanent teaching staff having a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). There is also a number of additional staff working towards their Early Childhood qualifications.

With an emphasis on healthy eating, we provide nutritious morning/afternoon teas and lunch every day. A particular favourite with the children is “Roast Wednesday”.
Our own in-house Cook ensures all meals are accompanied with fresh vegetables and fruit. Children have access to water throughout the day, and they also drink water with their meals.

We welcome new enrolments, from babies through to 5 year olds. We encourage you to visit the Early Learning Centre any time to view our facility and chat with our friendly staff who are always available to discuss childcare options.

You can start the enrolment process now by downloading our Enrolment Form.
Remember to bring Child ID with you when you come in to see us.

7am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed on Public Holidays)
Entrance on London Street. Opposite the BP.

We use an hourly rate fee structure, which is based on $6.50 per hour (T&Cs apply). 3-5 year olds can receive up to 20 ECE hours per week FREE.

Work and Income subsidies are also available for eligible families.