8 May 2015
The service has been purpose built, within the design of Winyu House an impressive and innovative new ACT Government building in Gungahlin.
Senior staff in our Children’s Services portfolio have worked closely with the building’s designers and builders to create an early childhood centre that provides a calm and inviting space, conducive to learning and play.
The hard work paid off on 30 April, when invited guests were joined by ACT MLAs Meegan Fitzharris and Yvette Berry for the official opening ceremony.
Aunty Agnes Shea provided a very warm welcome to country. Our President Kate Chipperfield spoke about the successful process of working closely with the ACT Government to bring our expertise and innovation in the children’s services sector to this unique project. Member for Molonglo, Ms Fitzharris, stood in for Chief Minister Andrew Barr and gave a very effusive speech about YWCA Canberra and our approach to early childhood education and care, before cutting the ribbon.
The service opened to children on Monday 4 May, and on Saturday 9 May, we are holding an Open Day.
Find out more about Winyu Early Childhood Service.