Early childhood services
Education for life starts here
At YWCA Canberra, we understand that the experience of childhood is a unique journey. Every part of the journey is important to us. We ensure all our daily interactions with children provide a sound foundation for their future learning and development. We provide children and families with a sense of belonging through ensuring a safe, supportive, respectful and inclusive environment.
Our role is to develop and create, rich, engaging play-based learning environments that reflect children’s interests and allow for exploration. We ensure this by providing children with the skills and experiences needed to develop as lifelong learners and to become competent, active and informed individuals.
Our early childhood services
Our professional practice
Our Educational Programs are designed to promote children’s holistic development and are influence by the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child.
Our services are fully licensed, and assessed and rated by the ACT Government’s regulatory body, Children’s Education and Care Assurance (CECA).
Our program managers and educators participate in a wide variety of professional development and training to further extend their skills and knowledge.
What we offer
All of our Early Childhood Services have a dedicated cook, committed to providing children with nutritionally balanced meals using the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Nappies and hygiene supplies
All nappies, wipes, sudocrem and sunscreen are provided. If your child has a sensitivity to sudocrem or sunscreen, we may ask you to provide your own.
Our professional early childhood educators are committed to supporting each child’s individual learning and development. Our dedicated educational leaders and early childhood teachers actively drive the curriculum process, and design programs that reflect the needs of the children, theiir families and community.
Our educational program is inspired by the children—their interests, their voices and their ideas—with a vision to develop lifelong learners.
We use OWNA as a platform to share educational documentation with our families. Through OWNA, you can see snapshots about your child’s day and what’s going on at the service.
Forms & Career
YWCA Canberra is a Registered Training Organisation, offering the Certificate III and Diploma qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care.
A funded traineeship may be available in one of our services. Please contact the Centre Director to discuss recruitment opportunities.
If you would like to work for us, you can view our current vacancies here.