Project Description

Y-Kids Johnsonville

2024 Prices

Before School

After School

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Centre Manager: Emma Smith
Phone: 0800 YMCA 4U
Cell: 0278394783


Hi my name is Emma!

I have been working in childcare since I was 14 in many different forms, both front facing and working behind the scenes. These included kids church, au pairing oversees, after school care centres, government work and now as centre manager at YMCA Johnsonville.

My interest in children expands into the field of mental health as I studied Educational Psychology at university, achieving a post graduate honours degree on this topic. I hope to carry this interest in mental health to the centre, creating a safe space for kids to be kids.

Welcome to Y-Kids Johnsonville!

YMCA Out of School Care is much more than a child-minding service. They are recreation based, and the aim is to meet the needs of children in their out of school hours in a fun, safe and learning environment.  Each child is a different, unique person. While they have commonalities, their uniqueness should be embraced and fostered.

Each programme offers a variety of activities that may include arts and crafts, sports and games and some incorporate homework activities. We provide a safe environment for your child to relax in after their day at school while ensuring there are stimulating options for those still with energy.

Every child is unique; our programmes allow for the diversity in age, gender, and background of each child while encompassing the individual needs and interests. Should you have any concerns about your child, or if your child has special requirements whether dietary or other, please take the time to discuss this with your centre manager. It is important that you notify us of any information we may need to know to ascertain the suitability of our programme to meet your child’s needs and for your child to have the best experience possible.

The four values of the YMCA are Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility. They are the foundation of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. They are how we ‘make a difference’.

Bookings are essential as we need to know who is attending daily. All payments are made via direct debit. Please register online.