YMCA Childcare

Physical Activity 18-04-2016

Physical Activity for Children - How Much Is Enough?

I remember frequently being told by my parents when younger, “you should be outside getting some fresh air and playing” My thought was they were trying to get rid of me from in the house. Little did I know then they were actually looking after my health and physical wellbeing. Now being older and wiser I can totally understand.

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A Big step for Everyone 18-04-2016

A Big Step for Everyone

With the start of the New Year, many parents would have experienced the uncertainty of how to adjust when your little one starts school and the flood of emotions that comes with it.

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Children’s Free Choice during OSHC 18-04-2016

Are We Overreacting to the Reactions of Anaphylaxis?

“Is it really that necessary to be nut-free at OSHC?” This is a common phrase I have heard being used amongst families on several occasions. I will let you be the judge of that question.

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Children’s Free Choice during OSHC 18-04-2016

Belonging in OSHC

Belonging is the feelings of connectedness, acceptance and inclusion all mixed together. We know we belong when we feel relaxed, at ease and comfortable in our environment. At YMCA our children don’t just attend an OSHC service, they belong to one! We strive to ensure each child has a sense of belonging the minute they enter our wonderful service.

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Children’s Free Choice during OSHC 08-10-2015

Children’s Free Choice during OSHC

“Each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions and to influence events and their world.” My Time Our Place, framework for Outside School Hours Care.

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