Bunbury Early Learning Centre
YMCA Bunbury Early Learning Centre is located near bush land and the beach, giving children the opportunity to connect with their local environment. The facility was purpose built for child care, creating spacious and vibrant environments with real grass, trees, vegetable gardens and flower beds.
We offer places for children from birth to 5 years, we only serve nutritious home-style food and fees are affordable. 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 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.
2017 Pre-Kindy expressions of interest now open!
It’s that time of the year again where we are able to accept expressions of interest from families wanting to enrol their children in our Early Learning Centre Pre-Kindy program for 2017!
This program is perfect for 3-4 year olds who are unable to attend kindy yet, or for children who have been in day care and are ready for a more structured curriculum to prepare them for school.
The Pre-Kindy program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm and involves a variety of fun and stimulating activities, mixed in with introduction to early maths, literacy, science, writing and technology. Children will need to enrol and attend both days to make sure they’re not missing out on any of the excitement and learning opportunities!
The team at YMCA have developed the Pre-Kindy program to follow the Y’s Approach to Learning, which embraces the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework. It’s through these guidelines we feel we have created a safe space where children can bring their individuality, creativity, skills and ideas to the learning environment. We are proud of how the program nurtures the children while allowing them time to explore and cultivate their learning and interests at their own pace. The virtual space the program is held in will enable your child to feel relaxed, safe and inspired to further extend on their learning and development, preparing them for their transition into school.
8 Claughton Way,
(08) 9725 7141
Monday to Friday: 6:30am - 6:00pm
At Bunbury YMCA ELC we aim to provide a warm, nurturing learning environment which supports the children’s interests and allows them a sense of belonging in a safe and secure environment. Our educators have a passion for providing educationally appropriate and stimulating programs, which reflects the multicultural diversity within our local community. We value our relationships with the families and children that attend our service and are committed to encouraging joy and wonder that lay the foundation for lifelong learning.
My son goes to a YMCA Early Learning Centre. He is 2 years old and has been going there since he was 7 months old for 4 days a week. All the staff are friendly and greet him by his name. They know his routine and always take good care of him and every evening when I pick him up the staff let me know how his day was. Thank you to all the staff at YMCA, I would recommend you to anyone with young children.
- Kristy, 2014
My daughter Lucy has been attending YMCA care for 2 years now I’m extremely happy with the service that is provided. The lady who runs the centre is personable and very easy to communicate with. She always has time for a chat no matter how busy she gets. The staff are so very dedicated and passionate which shows when your 3 year old talks about their carer as if they are one of the family. I feel that all my child’s needs are being met and if I ever need assistance with something pertinent to Lucy, they are always there to help.
- Priscilla, 2014