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Year: 2020

 
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
The Y warns against long-term impacts of COVID-19 crisis on young people
Australia's oldest youth organisation - the YMCA (the Y) has expressed concern that the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on young people will be long-lasting without interventions and support. Read More

 
Friday, 1 May 2020
Young people of Australia - we are listening
We’re keen to hear the thoughts of young people on how they are feeling and what we can do to support them during the current crisis. We encourage young people aged 13-29 to fill in the short survey to make their voices heard. Click below for the survey link.  Read More

 
Monday, 6 April 2020
Additional funding support for kindergartens
We welcome the State Government’s announcement to support kindergarten next term, with $45 million in extra funding for early years services. This will mean that those children enrolled in a funded program will be able to attend kindergarten in term two for free. Read More

 
Monday, 6 April 2020
Additional funding support for kindergartens
We welcome the State Government’s announcement to support kindergarten next term, with $45 million in extra funding for early years services. This will mean that those children enrolled in a funded program will be able to attend kindergarten in term two for free. Read More

 
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Childcare Relief Package
The Y is pleased to see new Federal Government incentives to support working families needing childcare or outside school hours care (OSHC) during these unprecedented times. Following today's announcement, we are currently awaiting further information relating to the implementation of these changes and what it means for families, and hope to know more soon. Read More

 
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Childcare Relief Package
The Y is pleased to see new Federal Government incentives to support working families needing childcare or outside school hours care (OSHC) during these unprecedented times. Following today's announcement, we are currently awaiting further information relating to the implementation of these changes and what it means for families, and hope to know more soon. Read More

 
Monday, 23 March 2020
YMCA Early Years Management Kindergartens - Closure
The health and wellbeing of all participants in our services, our staff and communities is paramount. In line with the direction from the Victorian Government in response to the COVID-19 situation, Early Education Services (Kindergartens) managed by YMCA Early Years Management will be closed as of end of session today – Monday 23rd March, effectively beginning the holidays early. Read More

 
Monday, 23 March 2020
Kindergarten and OSHC Program Closures
The health and wellbeing of all participants in our services, our staff and communities is paramount. In line with the direction from the Victorian Government in response to the COVID-19 situation, Early Education Services (Kindergartens) managed by YMCA Early Years Management and our Before and After School Care Programs will be closed as of end of session today – Monday 23rd March, effectively beginning the holidays early.  Read More

 
Saturday, 21 March 2020
The Y Ballarat's Corporate Office closed to public
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are taking additional steps to safeguard our staff and community and to do our part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus. Our Corporate Office Reception in Barkly Square Ballarat will be closed to the public from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. Please contact us via phone and email. Read More

 
Saturday, 21 March 2020
The Y Ballarat's Corporate Office closed to public
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are taking additional steps to safeguard our staff and community and to do our part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus. Our Corporate Office Reception in Barkly Square Ballarat will be closed to the public from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. Please contact us via phone and email. Read More

 
Monday, 16 March 2020
Program closures
In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, a number of our programs in Ballarat will not be operating until further notice. Please see the full article for details. Read More

 
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Statement regarding Coronavirus - the Y Ballarat
The Y Ballarat want to reassure our members, families, participants, staff and volunteers that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and possible impact that this may have on our programs and services in Early Years, Outside School Hours Care, Youth Programs and Recreation. Read More

 
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Statement regarding Coronavirus - the Y Ballarat
The Y Ballarat want to reassure our members, families, participants, staff and volunteers that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and possible impact that this may have on our programs and services in Early Years, Outside School Hours Care, Youth Programs and Recreation. Read More

 
Thursday, 27 February 2020
Improved safety at Doug Dean Stadium
Visitors and program participants at Doug Dean Stadium in Delacombe can look forward to improved lighting at the facility before the shorter days of Autumn set in. Read More

 
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Mallacoota Preschool re-opens after bushfires
Mallacoota Preschool, one of four services managed by the Y Ballarat which were impacted by the devastating bushfires, re-opened on Tuesday 19th February to the delight of local families. Read More

 
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Mallacoota Preschool re-opens after bushfires
Mallacoota Preschool, one of four services managed by the Y Ballarat which were impacted by the devastating bushfires, re-opened on Tuesday 19th February to the delight of local families. Read More

 
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Playtime about to get even better
Havilah Road Preschool is looking forward to an upgraded inclusive playground. The $85,800 grant from the Inclusive Kindergarten Facilities Fund was announced last week by Maree Edwards, State Member for Bendigo West during a visit to the Preschool. City of Greater Bendigo Council is also contributing $30,000 to the project.  Read More

 
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Playtime about to get even better
Havilah Road Preschool is looking forward to an upgraded inclusive playground. The $85,800 grant from the Inclusive Kindergarten Facilities Fund was announced last week by Maree Edwards, State Member for Bendigo West during a visit to the Preschool. City of Greater Bendigo Council is also contributing $30,000 to the project.  Read More

 
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
ReCranked in Schools launches for 2020
Our ReCranked van is kitted out and on the road, ready to deliver term one’s Recranked in Schools program at five schools in the Ballarat region. It’s expected that during the first half of this year, 100 students in grade 5 and 6 will take part in the program which provides practical and hands-on approaches to learning. Read More

 
Monday, 10 February 2020
Young minds ready to go!
A year full of discovery and learning got off to a fantastic start at our kindergartens across the State. Nearly 3,000 children came through our doors over the last two weeks – ready for an exciting term. Many of our services including Wycheproof Kindergarten, were amongst the first to offer 3 year old subsidised kindergarten as part of the state-wide roll out. Read More

 
Monday, 10 February 2020
Young minds ready to go!
A year full of discovery and learning got off to a fantastic start at our kindergartens across the State. Nearly 3,000 children came through our doors over the last two weeks – ready for an exciting term. Many of our services including Wycheproof Kindergarten, were amongst the first to offer 3 year old subsidised kindergarten as part of the state-wide roll out. Read More

 
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Brand new building for Harcourt Preschool
Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West, joined children and families to announce a new modular two classroom building for Harcourt Preschool, which is anticipated to be ready later in the year. Read More

 
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Brand new building for Harcourt Preschool
Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West, joined children and families to announce a new modular two classroom building for Harcourt Preschool, which is anticipated to be ready later in the year. Read More

Year: 2019

 
Monday, 16 December 2019
Christmas & New Year
Our Corporate Services office in Barkly Square, Ballarat will be closed from 5pm Friday 20th December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy festive season, and look forward to seeing you again in 2020! Read More

 
Monday, 16 December 2019
Christmas & New Year
Our Corporate Services office in Barkly Square, Ballarat will be closed from 5pm Friday 20th December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy festive season, and look forward to seeing you again in 2020! Read More

 
Monday, 9 December 2019
Kinder visitors share visions of future
A number of Y Kindergartens have welcomed some very important visitors to their services recently. With big reforms in Early Childhood Education and some major works at our centres, there have been milestones to celebrate and exciting news to share. Read More

 
Monday, 9 December 2019
Kinder visitors share visions of future
A number of Y Kindergartens have welcomed some very important visitors to their services recently. With big reforms in Early Childhood Education and some major works at our centres, there have been milestones to celebrate and exciting news to share. Read More

 
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Fete connects community
North Bendigo Preschool’s Spring fete made a welcome comeback, after a break of four years. Current, past and future kindergarten families and community members were undeterred by the windy conditions and came together to enjoy family activities and fun to support the Preschool. Read More

 
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Fete connects community
North Bendigo Preschool’s Spring fete made a welcome comeback, after a break of four years. Current, past and future kindergarten families and community members were undeterred by the windy conditions and came together to enjoy family activities and fun to support the Preschool. Read More

 
Monday, 25 November 2019
YMCA becomes the Y in Australia
The YMCA in Australia is excited to announce it’s officially become the Y, to make clear to Australia that we stand with and for all young people, supported by a new national brand and new logo. It’s the first time in 52 years that the legacy brand’s logo has changed – a milestone in a milestone year for the YMCA globally, which is celebrating its 175th birthday. Read More

 
Monday, 25 November 2019
YMCA becomes the Y in Australia
The YMCA in Australia is excited to announce it’s officially become the Y, to make clear to Australia that we stand with and for all young people, supported by a new national brand and new logo. It’s the first time in 52 years that the legacy brand’s logo has changed – a milestone in a milestone year for the YMCA globally, which is celebrating its 175th birthday. Read More

 
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Announcement
Following a review of the stadium operations, YMCA Ballarat has decided to exit the management of Camperdown Community Stadium and Timboon Sports Centre when its contract ends on Sunday 30 June. Read More

 
Monday, 6 May 2019
Enjoying the outdoors – rain or shine!
Children at our Portland Outside School Care program will be set for winter when it arrives. A generous grant from United Ways has allowed the purchase of 12 Rainbird jackets for use in the program. Read More

 
Thursday, 2 May 2019
From tree to table
Each week at Californian Gully Kindergarten, children enthusiastically participate in tending their veggie patches and trees, and caring for their chickens and worm farms.Then they enjoy the fruits of their labour in delicious recipes cooked on site. Pizza topped with garden ripened tomatoes, hand made ravioli with home grown herbs and freshly picked apples in crumble, have all been on the menu. Read More

 
Thursday, 2 May 2019
From tree to table
Each week at Californian Gully Kindergarten, children enthusiastically participate in tending their veggie patches and trees, and caring for their chickens and worm farms.Then they enjoy the fruits of their labour in delicious recipes cooked on site. Pizza topped with garden ripened tomatoes, hand made ravioli with home grown herbs and freshly picked apples in crumble, have all been on the menu. Read More

 
Monday, 15 April 2019
Our Young CEO takes the reins for a day
Blake Cox, 18, was appointed CEO of YMCA Ballarat & Grampians as part of the Young CEO for a Day initiative. On Friday last week, YMCAs right around Australia, were led by young people, aged between 18 and 30. The YMCA Young CEO for the Day reflects the organisation’s belief in the power of inspired young people to positively impact communities, locally and globally.  Read More

 
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Kinder's Anzac Day Care Packages
In the lead up to ANZAC Day, children, families and staff at Havilah Road Preschool have been busy preparing care packages to be sent to Defence Force personnel deployed in operations overseas. Read More

 
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Kinder's Anzac Day Care Packages
In the lead up to ANZAC Day, children, families and staff at Havilah Road Preschool have been busy preparing care packages to be sent to Defence Force personnel deployed in operations overseas. Read More

 
Monday, 11 March 2019
Warragul Preschool receives a boost thanks to Funding
Harriet Shing, Member for the Eastern Victoria Region visited our Warragul Community Preschool to announce School Readiness Funding on the 28th February. Read More

 
Monday, 11 March 2019
Warragul Preschool receives a boost thanks to Funding
Harriet Shing, Member for the Eastern Victoria Region visited our Warragul Community Preschool to announce School Readiness Funding on the 28th February. Read More