The Holder Early Learning takes time to recognise and celebrate the many individual ways of seeing, knowing and living in our community and the wider world. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, and believe in bridging the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families showing a commitment to reconciliation.
We recognise each family as unique; bringing a richness of culture, lifestyle, values and beliefs to our centre. We commit to involving families and the community, in the curriculum through participation, feedback and events.
We believe in encouraging a healthy mind, body and spirit for all YMCA Holder stakeholders. Nutrition and physical activity is promoted throughout our policies, procedures and practice.
We provide opportunities for children, educators, families and the community to look at new ways of thinking and acting sustainable, fostering respect and care for our environment. Educators encourage appreciation for plants, animals and the land by role modelling and advocating environmentally friendly practices at all times.We believe “Play” is integral to children’s learning. We believe in children’s strengths and ability to engage and plan their curriculum collaboratively with their peers, families and educators. We value children as capable and competent learners who are able to choose, explore and investigate in their unique way. We commit to providing children with a homelike environment that’s well-resourced with natural, reusable and recyclable items.
We believe in giving children moments of our time, engaging in genuine conversations to develop respectful and meaningful relationships. By respectful care practices, we enhance a child’s learning, growth and well-being.
We rely on critical reflection and investigation to embrace quality improvement as an everyday practice. Educators take time to seek and understand the most up to date research, theories and perspectives in early childhood while challenging and reflecting upon their practices for continuous improvement.
We are committed to retaining high quality and dedicated early childhood professionals to our service. We will build a culture of respect, reflection and high quality practices at all times. We will continue to advocate for Early Childhood Care and Education striving towards recognition as a highly evolved profession.
Opening Hours: 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday (closed on Public Holidays)
Location: 174 Dixon Drive, Holder (located next to Weston Woden Animal Hospital)
The centre is licensed by the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support. The centre caters for 124 children in ten learning environments as detailed below;
Staff: Child Ratio
Total Children in Room
5 x 0-2yrs
3 x 2-3yrs
1 x Junior Preschool
1 x Preschool
If you would like to go on our waiting list for a place in a YMCA Early Learning Centre please visit our Enrolment Process page.