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YMCA Auckland and Waikato network receives child-safe accreditation

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). 

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Finding time for whānau at Family Camp

Work. Finances. Chores. School routines. With the pressures of daily life it’s little wonder so many Kiwi families struggle to spend quality time together, and the numbers prove it.

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Creating healthy habits in early learners

Every parent knows well the daily struggle to get kids to eat their fruit and veggies. Coupled with perceptions regarding cost, preparation time and taste, consuming the recommended three servings of vegetable and two pieces of fruit per day can seem like an insurmountable hurdle for families.

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Addressing the vitamin N deficiency in early learners

Step inside a YMCA Auckland Early Learning Centre and what’s immediately apparent is flow between the indoors and outdoors.

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Philip begins his new adventure on the right foot

Starting school is an exciting time for any student, but it can also be pretty overwhelming. There’s different routines, bigger workloads, and new faces, which can be tough to handle for young children.

Find out how YMCA helped five-year-old Philip Wendt hit the ground running.

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Financial change saves money

Juggling the finances is a tricky game for many families. Shannon Keane, the Centre Manager at YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre, has witnessed firsthand just how tough it can be for families. She’s on close terms with many of them, and likes to help from month to month, as she can, to ensure that the debt doesn’t pile up.

Find out how YMCA is working with BNZ to improve financial literacy in the Manurewa community.

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