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Spence Cottage kids playing in the rain

Nature Play week at Spence Children’s Cottage 6 April 2020

At YWCA Canberra we are proud to have on board an excellent team of educators and carers in our early childhood education centres and school-age care programs. Despite the problems we now face considering the recent COVID-19 virus, our educators have continued to show off their hard work and dedication tending to the needs of the children still within our care. To […]

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Conder kids celebrate Holi Festival

Celebrating Holi Festival 10 March 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we are committed to building strong and positive relationships with people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. One of the ways we do this is by integrating cultural activities and learning in many areas of our childcare services to increase cultural awareness and appreciation.  On Tuesday 10 March, pre-schoolers from the Conder Early Childhood service […]

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Clean up conder kids

Conder kids help to tidy up the environment on Clean up Australia Day 10 March 2020

On Clean up Australia Day, pre-schoolers from the Conder Early Childhood service participated in a community clean-up to help clean up rubbish found outside their childcare centre. After being clothed in protective gear, the children set off around the centre to clean up all the litter found along the ground and among the bushes. After […]

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Fairley commemorates National Apology 19 February 2020

Thursday 13 February marked the 12th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations for the decades long government practice of removing Aboriginal children from their families and from their country. We believe this anniversary should be a period for reflection and acknowledging the trauma in our history and how we can take meaningful steps […]

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Condor preschool room

Conder kids learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling 10 February 2020

Our Early Childhood Services are committed to Reconciliation and work to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge and understanding into their everyday practices. Over the last few weeks, the preschool room at our Conder Early Childhood Service has been exploring ways to broaden the children’s knowledge of what life is like as an […]

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Nature walk with Conder Early Childhood Service 9 September 2019

Last week at our Conder Early Childhood Service, the nursery room went for an afternoon nature walk to explore the local community. The carers and babies took advantage of the warmer weather and ventured outside and along the local walking track. The group spent time looking the different flora and fauna and enjoying the sunshine. […]

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Collage of images from YWCA Canberra's Early Childhood Educators day celebrations

Celebrating our Early Childhood Educators 5 September 2019

Yesterday we celebrated Early Childhood Educator’s Day and thanked our Educators for their wonderful contributions to the education, wellbeing and healthy development of the young children attending our services Our Educators do amazing work each and every day, and deserve recognition and gratitude for all they do. At Campbell Cottage Early Childhood Service, a morning […]

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Campbell Cottage Early Childhood Service 19 September 2018

It’s been a busy couple of days at our Campbell Early Childhood Centre with lots of different activities happening: On Monday 3 September, we invited dads, and other significant males in each child’s life, as well as other family members and friends to join us for an afternoon tea at our Campbell Cottage Centre. Our parent […]

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Book Week 2018 24 August 2018

The 18th – 24th August is Book Week, a week that brings children and books together and celebrates the act of reading. This year our Early Childhood Services celebrated the week with various activities. Some of these activities are highlighted below:   Winyu Winyu Early Childhood Service celebrated Book Week in a unique way this […]

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Social Justice at Rosary School Age Care 16 August 2017

Over the past few months, children at Rosary School Age Care program have been exploring the concept of social justice, and thinking about what it means to them. They began by brainstorming a collection of ideas, and displayed these on a on a poster to share with other children and families. After learning about the St Vincent […]

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