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Work commitments and caring for a child rarely align – that's where ELC comes in! YMCA ELC provides a safe, fun, and stimulating place for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

Registration of Interest NOW OPEN

Follow the below link and complete the form to be first in line when enrolments open (anticipated Oct/Nov). Please note the service is aiming to open in January 2022 (select a date in January for the 'Proposed Start Date' field). You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting successfully. If you have any questions, please contact the Children's Services Support Team on 08 8200 2556.

Please note that confirmation of your child’s Early Learning and Care enrolment will occur subject to the granting of service approval for Aldinga Payinthi College by the Education Standards Board. This includes an approval of the facility once the building works are completed which is estimated to be in October/November 2021.

What to expect at YMCA ELC

As a community-based not-for-profit, the Y is recognised as a leading provider of children's services in South Australia, well known for:

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. Led 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.

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.

Interest in working with us?

We will be seeking applicants for Educators (Qualified and Unqualified) in the coming months. Please email your CV and a cover letter to the Head of Children's Services.