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Early education is an important step in your child’s life. It could be preschool, kindergarten or an early learning centre – making the right choice is important for you and your family.

Prepare your child for a quality future through nourishment and strength in a safe, caring environment. We support skill, social, emotional and cognitive development through three core themes – nature, nurture and being active, which will allow your child to connect with themselves, their environment and their community.

Prepare your child for a quality future through nourishment and strength in a safe, caring environment.

We support skill, social, emotional and cognitive development through three core themes – nature, nurture and being active, which will allow your child to connect with themselves, their environment and their community.

Explore, learn & smile!

All of our centres have access to open spaces, greenery and trees. We believe that exploring nature builds curiosity and makes learning fun for our tiny curious explorers of Earth.

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Strength & success!

Nourishment starts from within as we support your child with social skills, courage and perseverance for their own development milestones – giving them a strong start to their best life.

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Jump, move & have fun!

The YMCA has been supporting Kiwi kids to live active since 1855. We’re the experts in fundamental movement skills, leading to a lifelong love of being active. YMCA children jump, dance and have fun as they play and learn.

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Early Learning Centres across Auckland & Hamilton

Why Choose YMCA Early Learning Centres?

20 Hours Free ECE

YMCA Early learning centres offer the 20 ECE hours free for all children aged 3 and over

Fully Licensed

Our centres are fully licensed childcare and education facilities under the Ministry of Education for children aged 6 months - 6 years

MOE Audited & Accredited

Our early learning centres are audited and accredited by the Ministry of Education

WINZ Subsidies Available

WINZ Subsidies are available for qualified families

Qualified Staff

Our staff are fully trained, professionally qualified and committed to on-going personal development

On-Site Parking

Parking available on-site at all centres for drop-off and collection

Safeguarding children, young people, families and staff

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).

Safeguarding is a fundamental part of our culture and a culture shared with all of our staff, customers and members. To support this we have:

  • Designated Safeguarding Staff
  • Clear policies and protocols promoting safe and best practice for our customers and staff including safe recruitment practices.
  • Compulsory safeguarding induction and ongoing training requirements for all staff
  • YMCA North Safeguarding Code of Conduct provides staff clear guidance and guidelines

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