Ashdale Early Learning Centre
YMCA Ashdale Early Learning Centre is committed to providing the highest quality education and care to support your child to thrive. A fantastic naturescape area makes outdoor exploration a key feature of our centre. The facility was purpose built by the YMCA in 2012, creating spacious and vibrant environments that encourage play and learning. The service is located on the school grounds at Ashdale Primary helping to provide a smooth transition into schooling.
The centre offers places for children from birth to 5 years and a Child Health Nurse onsite 5 days a fortnight. We have a central meeting place where the children all come together to share their meals – we call it our “Piazza” – meaning a place to meet. The children enjoy real grass, water pumps, logs, trees, outdoor kitchenettes, rock pits, vegetable and flower gardens. We only serve nutritious home-style food and fees are affordable.
The centre is a member of Remida - a creative reuse centre that supplies recyclable materials to services for children to be creative with and learn about sustainability. For older children in the family, YMCA also provides Before and After School Care and Vacation Care at Ashdale Primary School.
44 Westport Parade,
(08) 9303 9264
Monday to Friday: 7.00am - 6.00pm
Director - Vici Matthews
My daughter goes to the Darch Centre and is cared for over 3 full days. I have found the centre management and it’s carers to be very warm and welcoming and always sensitive to my daughters needs on each day as these can be different each time we visit depending on how her night was or even her start to the day. We always get a warm welcome and Amelie really feels part of a large loving family when she’s at the centre and has made some lovely little friends. I really love having the updates and pictures in the record book and especially enjoy the learning outcomes updates I get from time to time.
- Dominique, 2014
Flexible, caring and very accommodating. YMCA have made life very easy for me, balancing school and work.
- Kahli, 2014
My child has attended Ashdale ELC for the past year and in that time I have always felt extremely comfortable leaving her. The educators are caring, friendly and passionate. I know my child is very happy there and feels safe and secure at the service.
- Jo, 2014