YMCA Childcare

Home based Care

The YMCA of Brisbane has Home Based Child Care based in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and the Gold Coast city council areas.

Home Based Child Care offers the opportunity for children to engage in an early education and care program within a small group setting.

This can be done in an educators home, called Family Day Care, or in the families own home called In Home Care. Conditions apply for In Home Care.

All educators are either qualified or working towards their qualification in child care and assessed as fit and proper persons to care for children. YMCA Home Based Child Care offers:

  • Small group settings
  • Individual quality programs individual to your child
  • Flexible care arrangements
  • Fees set by individual educators (within a fee range as required by the Australian Government)
  • Access to Government Assistance in the way of Fee Reductions for eligible families.
YMCA Home Based Child Care is proud of the high standard of care we provide. Our educators are resourced, supported and monitored by experienced and qualified coordinators.

Programs and Activities

The YMCA offer programs designed by our experienced early learning educators that are creative, play based and build confident happy learners of children.

Educator programs are based on the knowledge that children are natural learners, and that each child develops at their own pace. Home Based educators develop programs that are flexible, individual and engaging. We aim to offer every child a rich and unique learning experience that will give them the best possible start in life.

At every age and stage of the learning journey, our educators will work with families and learn more about your child and their individual needs. This helps to create a program that builds on their interests and abilities, introduces and reinforces important concepts - like language, maths, science, environment, art, health and social awareness – in the way that works best for them.

The YMCA implement the National learning framework for children. Our programs are based on “Belonging, Being and Becoming” for young children, and the “My Time Our Place” for school aged children, from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia. This is the Australian Government’s national framework for early childhood education, and a key component of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care which is designed to encourage continuous improvement of education and care services across Australia.

The EYLF defines the principles, practices and outcomes essential to every early learning program and is designed to ensure all children, from birth to five years of age, receive high quality learning experiences.

The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and aims to achieve five overall Learning Outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity.
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  4. Children are confident and involved learners.
  5. Children are effective communicators