At our Gungahlin Early Learning Centre, we believe in Bowlby’s theory of attachment, building secure, high quality relationships with children. We see these relationships as key to children’s learning and holistic development in becoming capable and confident learners.

As advocates for children’s rights, we strongly believe children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to have their voices heard. We allow children to ask their own questions and guide their own learning through exploration and discovery, generating many open ended possibilities.

We recognise that it takes a village to raise a child and see each family as unique and strongly value our families’ contributions to our curriculum, through participation, involvement and feedback in a collaborative manner.

Our Gungahlin centre is committed to embedding sustainable practices within our service and the wider community. We utilise our environment as a third teacher, giving the children a sense of belonging in our world.

Our Gungahlin Early Learning Centre is perfect for families who are seeking childcare in Canberra’s North that focuses on quality, sustainability and an inclusive environment. All children are entitled to feel safe and secure and deserve respect and protection of wellbeing regardless of age, gender, religion or disability.

Facilities
Fees & Resources

Facilities

Our Gungahlin Early Learning Centre offers an environment full of enrichment and growth opportunities. As part of the Y Canberra Region community, we pride ourselves on building strong relationships with each other, our community, the children and their families.

Every day is an opportunity to learn, explore, discover and connect to build confidence in the children.

The centre has 6 rooms and with our educator to child ratios in place to enable the best learning experience for the children, we can accommodate up to 84 children with room ratios as shown below.

Silky Oak Room

Age: Birth – 1 yr old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:4

Total Children in Room: 8

Bottle Brush Room

Age: 1 – 2 yrs old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:4

Total Children in Room: 8

Waratah Room

Age: 2 – 3 yrs old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:5

Total Children in Room: 10

Wattle Room

Age: 2 – 3 yrs old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:5

Total Children in Room: 10

Coolibah

Age: 3 – 4 yrs old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:11

Total Children in Room: 22

Jarrah Room

Age: 4 – 5 yrs old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:11

Total Children in Room: 22

What’s included

Nutritious meals are prepared on-site by our chef:

  • Breakfast program
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Late snack

Also included for our families:

  • Nappies
  • Sunscreen
  • Qualified Early Childhood Educational professionals
  • Hats
  • Fresh fruit

Accreditation

YMCA Gungahlin Early Learning Centre is currently rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards as awarded by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.

Fees

From $135 per day

 

Resources

Download our Family Handbook

Follow this link to our Enrolment Process

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday,
7am – 6pm

Contact

Phone (02) 6241 5641

Address

94 Swain Street,
Gungahlin ACT

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YMCA Gungahlin Early Learning Centre

94 Swain Street,
Gungahlin ACT