Child Care Services

YMCA Child Care has been at the heart of Australian communities for more than 40 years. Our first Early Learning Service opened in Brisbane in 1977, when the Y identified a need for child care that focused on helping children grow in body-mind-spirit.

Our vision is to see your children grow into happy, healthy, confident young people. We know that every child and every family is different. The Y is one of the only organisations that offers a comprehensive range of child care services to suit all families’ needs, including early learning centres, family day care, outside school hours care and vacation care.

Our Childcare Services

Early Learning Centres

We have two beautiful, spacious early learning centres near you based in Acacia Ridge and the Sunshine Coast. Our educators are passionate about creating a nurturing, play-based environment to help children grow, learn and become confident.

Family Day Care

At YMCA Family Day Care, your child has the benefit of exploration, learning through play and growing in a home environment. Family Day Care is run in a small group setting of no more than seven children, meaning every child receives personalised care.

Outside School Hours Care

YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provides fun, stimulating and safe care for primary and secondary school children before and after school. At OSHC, children have the opportunity to participate in cooking, sport, music, art, dance and so much more.
You'll Love The Way They Grow

We're for children, not for profit. Our vision is to see your children grow into happy, healthy, confident young people. The services we provide help fund YMCA Social Impact initiatives such as Schools' Breakfast Program & School-based Mentoring.

Discover other children's programs

We believe in the power of inspired young people.


The YMCA offers classes for children from crawling age through to 13 years, youth classes from 14 years up, and adult classes. Our programs encourage children to participate in a safe and structured environment.

We have a variety of gymnastics programs for different levels to suit everyone's needs.


Camping is all about challenging and inspiring through adventures outdoors.

Located only 35 minutes north of Brisbane, YMCA Camping’s beautiful bushland setting provides the opportunity for school groups to connect with their peers and nature through a range of adventure activities on land, on water, or in the air.

Other Services

Everyone is welcome and supported at the Y. With a wide range of services in over 180 locations around South East Queensland, we are sure to offer a program you'll love.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we work upon and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
The YMCA of Brisbane is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
The YMCA of Brisbane ABN: 61 028 995 366
Y-Care (South East Queensland) Inc. ABN: 85 051 706 001
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