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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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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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Positions available at Campbell Cottage Early Childhood 3 April 2017

Campbell Cottage Early Childhood Service has positions available for immediate start for children under  3 years of age. If you would like to arrange a tour of the service families can, please contact Liz Borger on 62471084, or email Campbell.cottage@ywca-canberra.org.au. About Campbell Cottage: Our centre-based care nurtures and encourages all aspects of children’s individual development; all […]

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Marshmallow towers at Macquarie School Age Care 17 March 2017

At Macquarie School Age Care, we have been very busy investigating with our science themed program! We began with a team building activity called “marshmallow towers”. We worked in teams of 3-4 and were given only a handful of marshmallows and dry spaghetti. The aim of the experiment was to see who could build the tallest […]

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Introducing Fairley Early Childhood Service 9 February 2017

YWCA Canberra is excited to announce a new addition to our early childhood education and care programs, Fairley Early Childhood Service. This state of the art, purpose built child care facility is currently under construction at the Fairley Estate in Murrumbateman, NSW. The service is a 115 place centre, which is expected to open in June […]

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