YMCA Khandallah offers both before and after school care and an awesome holiday programme!

Before school care from 7.30am – 8.30am

After school care from 3.00pm – 6.00pm

The Khandallah YMCA provides a fun and safe play and learning environment for children aged 5 – 10 years. Each day we provide at least one organised activity (e.g. art/craft, science/technology, dance/music) along with free play which follows the children’s interests (e.g. sport, art, dress-ups, reading, playground, making things).  Afternoon tea is a heart-healthy snack – including fruit.  We take a strengths-based, appreciative approach to building a positive culture – where our focus is on enhancing self-esteem and encouraging the pro-social behaviour.  We have a strong values base emphasising caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – and encourage the senior children to step up and help run the programme. Our leaders are caring and inspiring young people, who serve as role models while engaging with the children and keeping them safe. 

We encourage new parents to visit our site prior to their first day. To organise a site visit please contact us directly. 

My name is Leah Kininmonth.  I am the centre manager for the Khandallah YMCA.  My background is in psychology and business, and in addition to my work at the YMCA I am a writer, coach and facilitator.  I have three grown daughters, and my role as a parent has been to nurture their development as unique individuals and foster their inspiration.  I seek to bring this approach to my work with the children and young people at the YMCA.  Getting out in the bush is my favourite out-of-work pastime as part of an ongoing commitment to well-being.


Email: khandallah@ymcawellington.org.nz

Phone: 027 839 5370

Address: 20 Clark St, Khandallah,

Wellington 6035