After School Care 3pm to 6pm $19.80 per day
Centre Manager: Joanne Thomas
Phone: 0800 YMCA 4U
Mobile: 027 717 0922
Hi my name is Joanne Thomas and I am the Centre Manager at Belmont Afterschool care and Holiday programme. I have worked at the Y for 7 years. Previously I was a teacher aide at St Anthony’s school for 16 years working with children with learning difficulties and Autism. I also worked at East care after 3 for 5 years.
I have 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren so I heaps of experience with kids! I pride myself in running a happy and safe environment for the children and have great relationships with our families, I see my job as making life easier for parents where ever possible.
At The Y Belmont, we provide a safe and nurturing environment that follows the Ys values of Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Developing Youth and Family. We have children attending from 5 year olds to 13 year olds. We all enjoy fitness and provide a wide range of this from ‘Jump Jam’ to group games. We promote a healthy eating programme providing lots of fresh fruit and a balanced afternoon tea.
There is a homework space with one of our leaders to help children to complete their homework. There is a weekly theme and we provide activities on a daily basis. Belmont is a fun place to come and play with our vast range of board games and our child friendly spaces which include Lego, barbies, air hockey and lots more. If it’s relaxation that is required just relax in our quiet corner. Our junior leader programme is catered for the year 6 kids from Belmont school and intermediate children from the area that make their own way to us, we encourage leadership and being a good role models. These children are also given privileges (going over to the park, sitting on chairs at roll call and much more) for their participation. Our staff are fully trained in keeping children safe, happy and most of all just having fun.