Long Day Care at
Y Learn and Swim

Long Day Care at Y Learn and Swim

Enrolments are being accepted for Long Day Care at our Early Learning Centre in Brown Hill.

At Y Learn and Swim’s Early Learning Centre, we believe in offering children a rich play-based curriculum, stimulating learning and engaging children by exploring their interests. Children are our guides. We value them as independent, competent and drivers in their learning.

We understand that what happens today, creates the foundations for tomorrow.

And that nurturing curiosity, embracing wonder and sparking imaginations drives learning for life. We are dedicated to providing children with the skills and resources to be successful in later years.

Our time with the children in our care is precious. We want to share in the thrills of discovery, the giggles and the joy of learning. Through being immersed in the learning experience and being engaged and active in our interactions, we aim to build strong connections with the children in our care.

Our role with children, families and the community is something to treasure and we work to continually strengthen these important relationships.

We believe in celebrating diversity, enabling children to understand and acknowledge differences.

We endeavour to incorporate, explore and embrace Indigenous culture and other cultures, communities and identities.

Through our program, innovative design and safe natural environments, children have the space, support and encouragement to not only grow, but truly thrive.

the Y | Learn and Swim

40 Water St, Brown Hill, VIC 3350

Phone: (03) 4320 0850

Email: info@ylearnandswim.org.au

Hours: 7am – 6pm;
Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Program

Our Long Day Care program is offered Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm. Children may be dropped off from 7am and collected at 6pm or anytime between these hours.

Our Centre offers full days of care and any children will be booked in for the whole day.

If there is space in the ratio requirements on the day that you would like, your child can attend on a casual basis for that day. The fee is an extra $5 on the permanent fee for their age range.
No. Children’s swimming lessons are offered to children outside the Long Day Care program. Children can be enrolled in the Swim School or in Long Day Care or in both.

What to bring

Y Learn and Swim’s Long Day Care program provides nappies, wipes, food, sheets, sleep mats and cots.

Yes, families may bring cloth nappies to the service. Educators change nappies every two hours, so you’ll need to supply enough nappies to allow for this, as well as a couple of additional spare. Wet bags are also required, either as one large one or individual wet bags for the educators to place the nappies in and hand back at the end of the day.

The following items should be brought to the Orientation – a drink bottle, a spare change of clothes, formula (must be in the tin with instructions), a hat and jacket (depending on the season).

Our Cook plans meals around the daily recommended guidelines for nutrition for children, ensuring that children receive the appropriate nutrients throughout the day that they are in care. Any dietary requirements that your child has will be discussed at orientation where the educators will work with the family and the cook in ensuring that the requirements are met.

Enrolment Process

Enrolments for Long Day Care are online. For more information about the enrolment process and the additional documents required please see here.

We are currently accepting enrolments for our free 2024 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. The kindergarten program operates separately to Long Day Care. Enrolments are made via our online form here.

You can find out more about our 15 hour kindergarten programs here.

Fees, payment and rebates

Payment is via Direct Debit which is debited fortnightly on a Thursday. Payment details will need to be added to your account in HubHello. Once signed in (Desktop and Laptop), select “My Account” and the “iPay”. Once iPay is turned on and your service is selected, enter your card or bank details and click “Save”.

Child Care Subsidy is a payment offered by the Australian Government. You will need to apply for CCS through Services Australia. You can find out more here.

Once the enrolment has been added to the service, we submit the Complying Written Agreement (CWA). You will then need to login to MyGov and accept the enrolment.

Once your child commences

We believe that having conversations in person is an important way to share information with families, but we also communicate with families via email and our online platform Strorypark.
When children are transitioning from one group to another, there will be short introductory transition periods where the child will have some time in their new room with the children and educators before moving. During this time, educators will work closely with each other and the family to update and share any information relevant to the child to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.

Our Team

Y Learn and Swim’s early learning team are enthusiastic, committed and passionate about the education and care of children.

Our recruitment process ensures that all staff are not only suitably qualified but aspire to the Y’s values of Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility.

We have an Educational Leader supported by a team comprised of Bachelor, Diploma and/or Certificate III Qualified staff. We’re also supported by a Regional Director and a Pedagogical leader to ensure that we’re delivering the highest quality program in line with the latest educational developments.

Our recruitment process includes thorough checks and requires potential staff to hold relevant credentials.

Enrolments are now open for Long Day Care

We’re currently accepting enrolments in our Long Day Care  program at Y Learn and Swim. Long Day Care places are available now with kindergarten commencing in 2024.

Long Day Care hours: Monday – Friday; 7am – 6pm.

BOOK A TOUR

Visit Y Learn and Swim, meet our friendly team and experience our innovative centre. Give us a call on 4320 0850 to book a time. We’d love to show you round!