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This page will be home to all the exciting news, events and updates for families! We’re here to support you while you wait for your new centre, by joining our mailing list you’ll never miss out on news!

Everything you need to know about starting at our centre

Starting early learning and child care is an exciting time! Bit if you are new to early learning it's completely normal to feel anxious about your child starting. They will be in a new environment, surrounded by new adults and children which will take some adjustment...

Come along to Open Day!

Bring your family and join us to celebrate Open Day of our brand new Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA Early Learning Centre on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Join us at our Open Day and see for yourselves the wonderful environment where children will be nurtured and...

How to stay cool this summer!

The Australia summer brings a lot of fun with plenty of barbecues and trips to the pool or beach. But it also has a more dangerous side - overheating can be a real health risk especially for vulnerable age groups such as babies and the elderly. Cool Down Keep your...

Meet the Luckiest Person in Clyde North!

Meet Taylor – one of the luckiest people living in Clyde North! She was one of the first registered families of Clyde North Tuckers Road and the lucky winner of our 3 Months of Free Care competition! Taylor is a new mum to beautiful baby Wynter living local to the...

Cleaner, greener water at our ELC

Clyde North Tuckers Road will be the second YMCA Early Learning Centre to use eWater, a cleaning system pioneered in Australia to reduce the number of chemicals in organisations. Torquay was the first Victorian childcare centre and YMCA Victoria facility to start...

Our Park Picks!

We know that Clyde North is a fantastic family suburb that is quickly growing into a modern community hub. But with so much for families to organise and during the big move to Clyde, it’s often weeks until you’re able to take a breath and explore the beautiful...

5 Toddler-friendly Cafes around Clyde

If you want to get out of the house with your toddler and you’ve already enjoyed all the outdoor activities in your area, where do you go? Clyde North has plenty of child-friendly restaurants, cafes and bakeries where you don’t have to spend a fortune eating out with...

How much Sun does Your Child need?

With the warmer weather upon us, we will be spending a lot more time outside, by the pool or at the beach! Most people know that too much of the sun’s UV can cause sunburn, skin and eye damage. Sun exposure in the first 10 years of a child’s life is also a major...

The kind of Kind-er Teacher we like!

With only 2 months until Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA Early Learning Centre opens its doors, we’re thrilled to announce another addition to the centre’s team, Chandana! With 13 years’ experience in the early learning sector, Chandana will be the new centre’s Kinder...

Build Update – almost there!

Countdown is on until we get the keys to open our brand new Early Learning Centre! The foundations have been laid, walls are up, ceilings, flooring and painting are complete, with builders in the final stage of the project. Below is an update on the final stages of...

At the Heart of Our Centre, Meet Elise!

We are thrilled to introduce and welcome Elise, Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA ELC’s Centre Manager. Elise will begin her new role in November, ready for centre tours starting in December. While you wait, read below to get to know Elise! How long have you been working...

What we celebrate in a year

Teaching children and allowing them to experience other religions and cultures is important in creating a diverse and understanding community. Which is why YMCA Early Learning Centres encourage children to explore other country’s cultures. In our Early Learning...

How many days of care is the best for my child?

Gathering and processing all the information to make sure you’re making the most informed decision for your child’s education, physical development and overall happiness is a challenging and often ongoing process! We know that Early Learning is essential for children...

October Build Update

Exiting times await local residents of Clyde North with the build on track for our new Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA Early Learning Centre! We are thrilled to be getting the keys on November 30 and can’t wait to give local families a peep into what our Early Learning...

7 things to get done before the Holiday rush!

Holidays are great, but your precious relaxing time can quickly become filled boring tasks which can end up feeling more draining than relaxing! To help you transition from a stress-inducing life to relaxation mode faster we came up with 7 things to do to save you...

Our Partners : Building A Community Together

We are so thrilled  to partner with Kingswim and Ramlegh Springs on Clyde. Together we are creating a community that offers local families all the early learning essentials needed to thrive. Let’s build this new community together! Kingswim – Learn to Swim Centre We...

The Importance of Kindergarten

YMCA Early Learning Centres are thrilled to support your child’s transition to school. At Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA ELC and our other 12 Early Learning Centres, we understand that a factor contributing to your child’s transition confidence is kindergarten....

September building progress

Can you believe we’re just four months away until our doors open for our new early learning centre in Melbourne? We have seen big growth over the last two months, from transforming a paddock brick-by-brick into our new early learning centre. Check out the photo...

How important is it teaching your toddler to share?

While some children are better at sharing than others, it never feels good to be the parent of a child who wants to dictate the toy box.  Teaching your child that “sharing is caring” is part of their development and while there are ways you can help your child become...

Step Forward for family work-life balance

Returning to work after parental leave is a hard time for many families and research shows that more support is needed. Recently, the Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced $278,000 for ‘Grace Papers’, an online support program which will be implemented in the...

Outdoor Activities to do with Children in Clyde

Whether it be parks, community centres or bike rides, there are plenty of fun ways to get physical around Clyde, and with the weather warming now is the perfect time to be outside! To help you get started, we’ve made a list of fun and interesting experiences for your...

A day at Clyde North Tuckers Road

Drop-off From the moment you walk through our doors, you and your child will be greeted by one of our dedicated Educators. As you sign in your child with us in our warm program room, you’ll share your last cuddle of the morning before your child is off to join their...

Build Update – August

Clyde North Tuckers Road YMCA Early Learning Centre purpose-built Early Learning Centre will give children a safe and caring environment to develop confidence and an inquiring mind. Our centre will be a hub for learning, community and imagination for local families. We are also thrilled to be positioned next door to Kingswim, Learn to Swim centre!

10 Best Foods To Eat While Pregnant

Good nutrition during pregnancy will help your baby develop and keep you healthy. The Victorian Government recommends that mums-to-be increase their intake of certain nutrients that are important for the baby’s health, especially folate, iron, iodine and calcium. Lean...

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