The Centre

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". -- Nelson Mandela

  • Yass Little Learners is a 100 place centre for ages 6 weeks to 6 years
  • Open from 7.00am - 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
  • Open 52 weeks a year

Our Facilities

At Yass Little Learners, we understand the important role the environment plays in children's learning. The centre has been architecturally designed to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and stimulating where children are encouraged to discover, explore and imagine. This enables children to develop their own ideas, to discover, explore, and construct their own sense of agency.

There are 2 main buildings linked by a covered walkway. The 2 nurseries are accommodated in one building with their own dedicated outdoor environment and the older children and administration, together with a dedicated art room are accommodated in the larger building. The older children have the opportunity to explore in 2 larger outdoor environments.

Outdoor play areas include:

  • Mud kitchen
  • Chicken coop
  • Play bridges
  • Tepee’s
  • Edible garden
  • Sensory boards
  • Mirrors
  • Sandpit
Yass Little Learners | The Centre | Nursery

Nursery

Two rooms accommodating 12 babies in each room
aged from 6 weeks to 18 months

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Tiny Tots

16 children
aged 18 months – 2 years

Yass Little Learners | The Centre | Toddler

Toddler

17 children
aged 2 – 3 years

Yass Little Learners | The Centre | Junior Preschool

Junior Preschool

21 children
aged 3 - 4 years

Yass Little Learners | The Centre | Preschool

Preschool

22 children
aged 4 - 6 years

Extra-Curricular Programs

Yass Little Learners provides extra-curricular programs daily for 2-5 year olds. We are pleased to announce partnerships with the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium of Music and Mighty Mites Health.

The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium’s “Melodia” program is an instrument-based program designed around the Early Years Learning Framework of play-based learning. Each week children are taken on a musical journey exploring the core concepts of music through musical games, singing, dancing, fun puppet friends, and a wide range of musical instruments which are cycled through weekly.

Instruments are an important part of learning music, providing new sensory experiences for babies as well as a fun platform for expression and play for older toddlers and young children. Melodia's aim is to provide children with a solid introduction to a wide range of musical instruments, as well as an understanding of core musical concepts so the children have a strong foundation of music to build on when they enter the next stage of learning in primary school.

Click here for more information about Melodia.

Mighty Mites Health is a complete health and wellbeing program for 2-5 year old children, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle in a fun and creative way!

Participating in Mighty Mites Health helps children to:

  • Optimise the development of motor skills
  • Enhance social skills, confidence and self esteem
  • Improve fitness, strength, balance and coordination
  • Learn about the muscles, bones and organs of the body
  • Develop an understanding of healthy eating and healthy habits
  • Empowers young minds to lead a happy, healthy life
  • most of all - its lots of FUN!

Might Mites Sport is a physical activity program for 2-5 year olds, developing sports skills in a fun and imaginative way.

The program:

Optimise the development of motor skills

Develops motor skills required for sports

  • Shares knowledge on the rules and techniques of a variety of sports
  • Discusses healthy habits as they relate to being active
  • Utilises the fun character Sport Mite to engage the Children
  • Uses fun age appropriate sports props – perfect for little hands
  • Encourages an understanding of the muscles used in sports
  • Inspires children to be active

Might Mites will run classes each week, on-site at Yass Little Learners. Mighty Mites will offer 2 different programs each week; the first is Mighty Mites Sport:- a physical activity program, developing sport skills in a fun, imaginative way and secondly Might Mites Health:- a holistic health and well-being program, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

For more information about Mighty Mites and their programs click here.

Yass Little Learners | The Centre - Extra-Curricular | Yoga with Skye

Yoga with Skye

Skye’s Kids Yoga classes are based around a theme or story. While children are having fun and learning Yoga postures, often based on a traditional story (with an underlying meaning) they are also learning skills to build a sense of calm, confidence and resilience. The format of each class will be slightly different but most will include Games,
Story, Postures, breathing exercise, relaxation/guided
meditation, and affirmations.

French Language School

Yass Little Learners in association with The French Language School, Canberra (www.frenchlanguageschool.com.au) is pleased to welcome Charlotte Walker as its new French tutor. Charlotte will be teaching French to our our Junior Preschool and Preschool children on Monday afternoons. Bienvenue Charlotte !!

Nutrition

Good nutrition is very important for the development and growth of young children. Our age-appropriate, balanced menus are as delicious as they are nutritional. Our menus incorporate a wide range of fruit, vegetables, legumes and proteins and focusing on meals with low GI complex carbohydrates, low added sugar and unsaturated fats. Our qualified onsite cook ensures that dietary requirements are met, including those for children with allergies, those who are vegetarian or have other special requirements. Our premises and procedures strictly comply with all food safety regulations.

We also understand that meal-times are just as important as the food. When children gather together to eat and drink, an opportunity for social and language development exists along with the support of self-help and hygiene skills.

At Yass Little Learners we provide breakfast for the early starters, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a late snack at the end of the day.

Breakfast 7.00 am
Morning Tea 9.30 am
Lunch 11.45 am
Afternoon Tea 2.30 pm
Late snack 5.30 pm

During breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, milk and water are offered as beverages and at lunch water is provided. Click here to view a sample weekly menu.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Yass Little Learners is a nut-free centre - treats for birthdays etc, must be in the manufacturers original packaging and given at the discretion of the lead eductaor of the room.
Food at Yass Little Learners

Our Fee Structure

At Yass Little Learners we provide high quality care in an age appropriate early childhood learning environment. Yass Little Learners is fully equipped with new, state-of-the-art facilities. The fee structure reflects the standard of care and education, the calibre of staff and the variety of extra curricula experiences provided daily for the children. At Yass Little Learners our fee structure is all-inclusive:

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Nutritious food prepared by on-site cook

Yass Little Learners | The Centre - Fee Structure

Special dietary needs catered for

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Milk and formula

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Nappies

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Bedding linen

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School bag

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Daily extra-curricular experiences

Child Care Benefit

The Federal Government provides funding for all Australian residents’ children using childcare, via the Family Assistance Office (FAO). This funding, known as the Child Care Benefit, can be claimed either as a reduction in the daily fee or as a lump sum at the end of each financial year. All families are entitled to apply for the Child Care Benefit (CCB) provided you meet the income test and your child must be immunised. If you choose to claim CCB weekly or as a lump sum at the end of the financial year, you must register with the FAO by calling 13 61 50 or click here.

Child Care Rebate

The Child Care Rebate is another type of financial assistance covering 50% of out of pocket child care expenses for approved child care, up to a maximum amount per child per year, in addition to any other child care assistance offered by the Australian Government. The Child Care Rebate is not income tested. You may be eligible to receive this rebate if you comply with the federal government's criteria. You must apply for the Child Care Benefit before you can apply for and receive the Child Care Rebate.

Your eligibility for the Child Care Rebate will be automatically assessed by the Department of Human Services.

You can access more information about both the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate, and your eligibility by contacting the Australian Government Department of Human Services: Online at www.humanservices.gov.au/onlineservices; By phone on 13 61 50 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday; or by visiting a service centre (located in Medicare Offices and Centrelink Service Centres).