Why Choose YMCA?


For a great education and loads of fun, come and see us at Ellerslie

Fantastic facilities, fun-loving teachers and a focus on learning are what make our centre at Ellerslie unique.

We have a passion for teaching, and our fully licensed teachers will ensure your child will have plenty to discover each time they visit. We believe that tamariki learn best when they are having fun, which is why there is an abundance of learning opportunites for your child to take part in at Ellerslie.

Here we place an emphasis on early childhood development, so you can rest assured that your child is growing through a good education, gaining valuable social skills, and physically being challenged each day – as we assist them in becoming long life learners.

Why Choose YMCA?

  • 20 hours free available
  • Fully qualified teachers
  • MSD audited & accredited
  • Fully licensed childcare & education facility
  • WINZ subsidies available

What You'll Find At Our Centre

A Variety of Play Areas

Our centre has access to both the surrounding reserve, and also the recreation centre / gym for up to 3 sessions a week with our fully trained team of instructors.

Art & Craft Area

Our art and craft zone with a wide range of items encourages children to explore their creative side and express themselves through creations. Children explore different elements from drawing to creating both through group and individual projects.

Home Corner

Many children spend considerable time in the home corner - stirring, filling, emptying, pouring, shaking, trying things on and taking them off. The home corner introduces not only free-play but role-playing and imitating roles they see in the home.

Book Corner

Our childrens library supports our focus on literacy and helps establish lifelong reading habits, promotes love of language and supports primary school readiness. Our book corner offers a quiet area where children can explore a variety of non-fiction and fiction books within a comfortable setting.

Building Block Area

Our block area contains a range of blocks and animal figurines to enable children to build structures and be creative. Block play stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, social, emotional and language.


Give Your Kids The Best Start In Life

Start your kids on their lifelong journey of education