YMCA Early Learning Centre

at Bishopdale

Our children, parents and whanau come first and we strive to provide a welcoming, supportive and loving environment for all. We offer high teacher to child ratios with a fun, experienced and passionate team of early childhood teachers. Our Nursery is licensed for 10 children under two years old, and our Preschool for up to 30 children.

Children are empowered to take risks, explore and develop their sense of belonging while making use of our spacious indoor and outdoor facilities. The preschool children have regular access to all the facilities in the YMCA Recreation Centre, where they participate in structured activities like gymnastics, dance, soccer and more.

To find out how you can join our YMCA family, contact us today and arrange a time to visit, or pop in if you are out and about. We look forward to meeting you and your family and contributing to the magical memories that help shape your child into the superstar they are destined to become!



Session 7:30am-12:30pm
Short Day 8:30am-3:30pm
Full Day 7:30am-5:30pm $60
Week $275

Our Centre offers the Government’s 20 hours ECE for all children aged 3 years and over.  Additional hours are charged at $6.50 per hour for any hours over the 20 free hours/6hour per day ECE hours (for 3 and 4 year olds only).

A two week booking deposit is required to secure your enrolment. 

Our Team

Centre Manager

Assistant Manager


Nursery Teacher

Nursery Teacher



Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm

ERO Report


There hasn’t been a single day when either of our kids have not wanted to go to the YMCA Nursery and Preschool. They both love it and thrive. All of the staff really care and are enthusiastic and motivated. A bonus has been all of the extra activities they can do. The trips, yoga, gymnastics, Irish dancing etc. Overall, it is just a happy fun environment – the way it should be. – Jeska McNicol

Our son attends the nursery at the Bishopdale YMCA Nursery and Preschool. He started 4 months ago and the nursery offer such a loving, caring and nurturing environment. The staff are always so friendly, the one thing that often sticks out is how welcoming the staff are every morning when we arrive at Day care. The staff always have smiles and they’re always so happy to acknowledge us. – Sarah Booth

When I was searching for a preschool to send my daughter to, the YMCA was the first one I visited. When viewing other preschools I would always compare it to the YMCA. To me it felt like a big happy family, and that was definitely the kind of safe, friendly environment I wanted for her.
A few years on, my twin boys are now attending the preschool and they just love it. The teachers are always friendly, caring and full of fun and creativity. I have been recommending the YMCA preschool to everyone looking for a place to send their children, and will continue to.
– Hayley Lye



P 03 359 8320  E ece@ymcachch.org.nz

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