Why Choose Us?


We’re passionate about early childhood development and learning

At YMCA Papakura Early Learning Centre we have plenty of reasons why your child will love spending time with us.

At our fantastic community location, we take pride in providing excellent educational care. Our fully licensed teachers are passionate about each individual’s early education and development.

When you choose YMCA childcare, you are choosing exceptional facilities, a place where your child will learn lots, and have heaps of fun. We have high teacher to child ratios, and we focus on all the important things, like literacy, numeracy, and social skills.

YMCA early learning centre programmes are built on the values of respect, caring, honesty and responsibility, which are woven throughout our exciting curriculum.


Why Choose YMCA?

  • 20 Hours Free ECE
  • Fully Qualified Teachers
  • MSD Audited & Accredited
  • Fully Licensed Childcare & Education Facility
  • WINZ Subsidies Available

Your child will play outside in all weathers. Get dirty! Get wet!

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Start your kids on their lifelong journey of education

What You'll Find At Our Centre

Covered Outdoor Play Area

Our covered play area is a fun and interactive zone for kids with specially selected activities that allow kids to explore different elements such as water and sand, chose individual play or group play and develop essential skills such as communication, sharing and team work.

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 introduce not only free-play but role-playing and imitating roles they see in the home. 

Book Corner

Our extensive book corner supports our focus on literacy and helps establish lifelong reading habits, promotes love of language and supports primary school readiness. Our book corner is a distinct area with a variety of board books, picture books and early readers with comfortable seating.

Building Block Area

Our building block area contains a range of blocks for kids to build structures with supporting one of the most valuable learning experiences for young children. Block play stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, social, emotional and language.

Dedicated Under 2's Area

Caring for under 2's is a special job and we recognise the unique requirements of our younger class members. The under 2's area provides a dedicated zone separating the younger and older children with additional resources such as change tables and cots for napping.

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