20 Hours Free


Give your child the best start to their Early Childhood Education with 20 hours FREE

YMCA Early Learning Centres offer the 20 ECE hours free subsidy for all children aged 3 and over.

Under the 20 hours ECE subsidy children may be enrolled for any number of sessions or days up to 20 hours. If children are enrolled for longer than this, for example 40 hours, parents are responsible for the additional cost.

By simply enrolling your child or children in any of our sessions, this enables you to receive the 20 hours ECE subsidy, provided your child or children are aged 3 and over. The ECE subsidy can be used for morning sessions, afternoon sessions or as part of a 40 hour week.

Additional Support

YMCA believes that cost should never be a barrier for kids, youth and families accessing services they otherwise could not afford and will subsidise the cost of services on an application basis.

WINZ subsidies may also be available for childcare. For more information on WINZ or to see if you qualify visit the WINZ website.