YMCA Childcare

Out There, Around Here

Early Education & Childcare

Our education programmes like everything we do, are guided by a strong sense of values. This means our tutors and teachers are qualified to New Zealand standards and will treat you with caring, respect and honesty, and behave responsibly towards you and your needs.

We aim to provide an enriching, open, loving and learning environment which encourages children to work alongside their peers.

Our programmes incorporate the principles of Te Whariki – the Early Childhood Curriculum which focuses on the individual child and the relationships they form with people around them.

Staff to child ratios are in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Education. and in most cases we will exceed these requirements.

Y-KIDS

Natural environment for learning

At Y Kids we offer an environmentally friendly and warm space, where your child can grow and explore their individualities through play and creativity, whilst engaging in fun activities and child led interactive experiences with fully qualified teachers and support staff.

Y Kids Community Early Childhood Centre provides a modern, purpose built centre with quality resources, quality equipment and quality staffing.

We cater for ages 0-6 years with Transition To School and Learn To Swim programmes, Born To Move, Kapa Haka and off site excursions on offer for all children in our centre.

Open Hours

Monday to Friday 7:30am till 4:30pm

(Excluding Statutory Holidays and between Christmas and New Years).

Fees

Our hourly rate is $6 per child.
Fees are charged for times and days enrolled.

Attendance over and above the enrolled times shall be an extra cost. WINZ Subsidies can be accessed to those eligible to subsidise fees. 20 Free ECE Hours can be accessed to those three and four-year-olds that are eligible

Staffing

The centre boast a fantastic team of qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teachers led by Karen Bennett the Centre Manager.

Curriculum

Y Kids Programmes and Experiences are guided by Te Whariki – The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

Children experience an environment where they “Grow up as component and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.”

Meals

Y Kids provides all meals for children, which includes morning and afternoon tea aswell as a cooked lunch and fruit. All meals are designed to meet the daily nutritional intake for children and ensure that healthy options are utilised.

Dietary concerns and special meals can be made to cater for your childs, family/whanau needs and values.

Excursions

Y Kids are fortunate to have access to many of the programmes that YMCA Gisborne offer the community. Children at Y Kids will have access to swimming lessons, Kapa Haka, Born To Move, and YMCA vehicles for group excursions.

Contacts

Y Kids Community Early Childhood Centre
130 Roebuck Road
Gisborne
Phone 06 867 9259
Fax: 06 867 9263
Email: ykids@ymcagisborne.nz

Bookings

All bookings are subject to availability please download a waiting list form here

Y-TAMARIKI

Bilingual Teaching Curriculum

Te Whare Kohungahunga o Y Tamariki is committed to building bilingual and bi-cultural learning environments for tamariki aged 0-6 years, that promotes, respects and acknowledges the special relationships of both dual partners of Te Tiriti O Waitangi

We offer activities and experiences in the centre that is child-initiated and teacher-supported, based on the children’s strengths and interests.

We offer Learn To Swim programmes, Kapa Haka and community excursions.

Open Hours

Monday to Friday 7:45am till 5:00pm

(Excluding Statutory Holidays and between Christmas and New Years)

Fees

Hourly rates are $6.00 per child

Fees are charged for times and days enrolled.

Attendance over and above the enrolled times shall be an extra cost. WINZ Subsidies can be accessed to those eligible to subsidise fees. 20 Free ECE Hours can be accessed to those three and four-year-olds that are eligible

Staffing

Y Tamariki has a diverse range of qualified teaching staff led by Manager Dianah Foley.

Curriculum

Children experience an environment where they “Grow up as component and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.”

Activities and experiences in the centre are child-initiated and teacher supported. They are based upon children’s strengths and interests with an emphasis on bilingual language.

Meals

Y Tamariki provides all meals for children.

Meals include morning and afternoon tea and a cooked lunch and fruit.

All meals are designed to meet the daily nutritional intake for children and ensure that healthy options are utilised.

Dietary concerns and special meals can be made to cater for your child/s, family/whanau needs and values.

Excursions

Y Tamariki loves outings in the community so exploring out side the centre’s grounds is incorporated in out planning to ensure that our tamariki have experiences in and around Y Tamarki Centre.

Contacts

224 Wainui Road
Gisborne
Ph 06 867 9259
Fax 06 867 9263
Email ytamariki@ymcagisborne.nz

Bookings

All bookings are subject to availability. Please download a waiting list form here.

 

Supervised Contact

Family Support During Tough Transitions

YMCA Gisborne Supervised Contact Services team offer support and supervision to young people aged from birth to 17 years of age who have been placed with a day to day carer to have supervised contact.

This provides the young person with quality time and opportunities for building and maintaining relationships with family/whanau members they have been separated from.

Our service is approved by ANZASCS (Accredited member of Aotearoa NZ Association of Supervised Contact Services) to deliver neutral and independent sites in Te Tairawhiti for Supervised Contact.

What we offer

The goal of Supervised Contact Service is to establish consistent quality contact between children and young people with significant adults in their lives in a safe, secure and welcoming environment with trained supervisors.

 

Consistent contact demonstrates that the adult can:

  • Have contact with their child/ren when there is a breakdown in communication between parents
  • Enjoy a better relationship with their child/ren
  • Self refer for contact

The child can:

  • Love mum and dad at the same time
  • Express themselves
  • Enjoy better relationships and are less likely to have mental health issues later in life
  • Grow up to become better parents themselves

The child’s welfare and best interests are paramount

When & Where

YMCA Gisborne
224 Wainui Road
Gisborne

Contact Fontaine Maxwell on 867 9259 or email fontaine@ymcagisborne.nz for further information and time scheduling.

Cost

Contact Fontaine on 867 9259 or email fontaine@ymcagisborne.nz for further information and time scheduling.

 

ymca gisborne

YMCA Gisborne
Cnr Roebuck Road & Childers Road
Gisborne 4010
Ph: (06) 867 9259