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Established in 1850 YMCA South Australia is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected community organisations. As a community-based organisation, we work collaboratively with government, non-profit groups and partners to provide a range of programs and services to build healthier, happier, connected communities.

What to Expect

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Quality Educators

We seek high quality, experienced and passionate Educators which actively contribute to the quality of ELC programming and an enjoyable experience for children. Lead by the ELC Director, Educators provide an environment that will challenge, stimulate and support each child on an individual level.

Convenient Bookings

Bookings can be completed online, on the App or over the phone. In addition to utilising the latest technology to manage bookings, our friendly Children’s Services Support Team is available over the phone Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

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Child Enjoyment

YMCA ELC has the right mix of learning, fun, rest and care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years of age. We pride ourselves on quality programming to stimulate young brains in the most important development years.

Fresh Healthy Food

We source our food from within the local community using markets and other local food co-ops if available within the area. Healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch, snack and afternoon tea are always available for children.

Learning Outcomes

COVID-19 Response

YMCA ELC is committed to the health and wellbeing of our school communities, and as the situation and response to COVID-19 evolves, so are we. The YMCA actively monitors and develops our response planning aligned to the guidance and recommendations of the Australian Government Department of Health and SA Health. Our ELC services will remain open until governing health authorities, or our partnered Schools, mandate a closure.

What is YMCA ELC doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • We are meticulously and frequently cleaning our ELC centres before each session.
  • ELC Services will continue in line with School policy.
  • We are practicing social distancing as much as possible, but not to the detriment of a child’s emotional or physical wellbeing. This is aligned to the current approach of schools and other child care providers.
  • We are encouraging children to take extra care with best practice hygiene and prevention measures while in our care.
  • Staff or members who have recently returned home after travelling overseas, or who were in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, are not permitted into the centre for a period of 14 days aligned with government imposed self-isolation.
  • Increased signage, emails and other communications will promote best practice prevention and safety (hand washing, covering cough/sneezes, staying home if sick, self-isolation requirements, social distancing, etc).
  • Children and families where members are showing flu-like indications (cough, fever and/or respiratory symptoms) will be asked not to use the facilities until these symptoms have cleared for a number of days.
  • The YMCA has plans in place to take necessary steps both in prevention, preparedness, and response in the event of an outbreak.

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Contact the Adelaide based Children's Services Support Team for all general enquiries, enrolments and bookings (available 9am-5pm Monday through Friday).

08 8200 2556 | elc@ymcasa.org.au