Our Jenny McCombe Early Learning Centre in Jamison celebrates our children as capable, confident and unique members of their community. We strive to create opportunities for children to express themselves and investigate connectedness through learning relationships, social interactions and play. We believe children should be valued and seen as our future leaders who are full of potential, wonder and creativity.

At our Jamison centre, we view families as a child’s first teacher; we strive to build partnerships as we work together and grow. We believe communication is vital to building a strong partnership. We strive to grow, learn and develop our knowledge and practice. We treat each other with respect and utilise strengths within our team.

We aim to create a nurturing environment that ignites imagination and wonder and promotes lifelong learning. In our service we have spaces that promote active and healthy lifestyles, sustainability, and care and empathy for the land, animals and all people.

Fees & Resources
What’s Included at the Y


Our Jamison 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.

The Jenny McCombe childcare in Jamison has 4 rooms within the centre. We have educator to child ratios in place to enable the best learning experience for the children, and we can accommodate up to 63 children in the room ratios shown below.

Silky Oak Room

Age: Birth – 1 yr old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:4

Total Children in Room: 8

Red Gum Room

Age: Birth – 2 yrs old

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:4

Total Children in Room: 8

Wattle Room

Age: 2 – 3 yrs

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:5

Total Children in Room: 15

Jarrah Room

Age: 3 – 5 yrs

Rooms: 1

Staff Child Ratio: 1:11

Total Children in Room: 32


Under 3-year-olds 10 or 11 hour session $155 per day
Over 3-year-olds 10 or 11 hour session $152 per day


Download our Family Handbook

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

Safeguarding Children & Young People

The Y Canberra Jamison Early Learning Centre is independently reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to ensure that our services are safe for all children and young people.

The ACF ‘Independently Reviewed’ stamp is a sign of assurance that the Y is a safe place for your children and young people.

Follow this link to our Enrolment Process

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday,
7am – 6pm


Phone (02) 6251 5735


Corner of Bowman Street,
Macquarie ACT

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Jenny McCombe Early Learning Centre

Corner of Bowman Street,
Macquarie ACT