Blog: Children’s Services

Starting the reconciliation journey in childhood
25 January 2022

“Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort.” – Reconciliation Australia YWCA Canberra is honoured to work on the land of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people. Our vision for reconciliation remains one […]

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Thanks for giving a gift that matters
19 January 2022

It appears that the last two years have not dulled the generous community spirit of Canberrans! In our annual End of Year appeal, we were blown away by how the local community continued to step up to help vulnerable people within the ACT.  At the start of the appeal, we set what we expected to […]

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Developing the educators of our next generation
1 November 2021

Access to quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is essential to achieving gender equality. (If you want to know more about why, check out our recent ENews on the topic.) And demand for ECEC services is growing. According to Australian Government labour market projections, the childhood education and care sector needs a 20 per […]

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ACT Training Awards – Daisy Ulain
8 September 2021

Daisy Ulain, a trainer and assessor in early childhood education and care at YWCA Canberra, is a finalist in the ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.  With the award event cancelled […]

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Backyard science experiments to do at home!
18 August 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we value the importance of early childhood education and teaching children fundamental skills to help the development their mind and natural curiosity. With lockdown well and truly underway, we wanted to remind everyone that learning in the home doesn’t have to be boring! This week for National Science Week, we want to encourage children to explore the world of science by sharing three easy science […]

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NAIDOC Week 2021
15 July 2021

Acknowledging that we work, live and play on the lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, which was never ceded, is an important daily occurrence at YWCA Canberra. Through our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan, we are embedding our commitment to reconciliation, which is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the […]

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a portrait photo of Rachel Pace

Interview with YWCA Canberra early educator, Rachel Pace about working in early learning during COVID-19
10 September 2020

Early learning educators were key frontline workers during COVID-19, and YWCA Canberra is proud of the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by staff during a period of uncertainty exacerbated by frequently changing government directives. Rachel shares what it was like working in the sector in the early days of the COVID-19 shutdown and how it felt […]

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A shared vision for Early Childhood Education and Care in the ACT
10 January 2018

In 2017, ten established ACT early childhood providers joined forces to establish the Children First Alliance, collectively representing 46 early learning centres and more than 3500 children. Through the Alliance, YWCA Canberra is proud to join Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT, Belconnen Community Services, Communities@Work, Community Services #1, Goodstart Early Learning ACT, MOCCA, […]

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YWCA Canberra celebrates official opening of brand new Fairley Early Childhood Service with Murrumbateman community
3 July 2017

Thursday, 29 June saw YWCA Canberra welcome a crowd of more than 60 people who gathered together over drinks and canapés to officially open the brand new Fairley Early Childhood Service in Murrumbateman, NSW. Before the ribbon was officially cut by YWCA Canberra President Jude Burger, guests heard from Rowena Abbey, Mayor of Yass Valley Council […]

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Term three highlights from Lyneham School Age Care
26 October 2016

YWCA Canberra runs 13 School Age Care programs across Canberra, providing care for children before and after school and during the holidays. Our educators work hard to offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities that are designed to foster children’s wellbeing, development and learning. Here, Rachel Pace, School Age Care Program Manager at Lyneham Primary School […]

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