Swimming lessons to be offered onsite at innovative new ECEC build
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Swimming lessons to be offered onsite at innovative new ECEC build

by Freya Lucas

June 21, 2022

The offerings of early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers have again taken an innovative spin, with the Y Ballarat announcing that its innovative concept incorporating Early Learning and a Swim School in one location is on track for completion in early 2023.


The Centre, being constructed in Water Street Brown Hill, will offer long day care, kindergarten and swimming lessons from the one state of the art facility. 


Open 50 weeks of the year, and catering to children from six weeks to five years of age, the centre will be open from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday, providing either long day care or kindergarten to 114 children. 


Y Ballarat currently manages 88 services across Victoria, and has more than 100 years of experience supporting people to learn to swim and to be safe around water. 


As part of service operations, the Y’s learn-to-swim curriculum will be offered in a 17 m warm water swimming pool, and will cater not only for the children enrolled in early learning programs, but also to the general public, with the pool open seven days a week. 


“Quality early learning experiences are recognised as being so essential in a child’s development,” explained Craig Mathieson, Acting Chief Executive Officer, the Y Ballarat.


“We are really excited to be developing this unique model of early years education to support the next generation of young people and the local community.” 


“Our vision is to equip children with learning skills for life. Whether this be in anticipation of starting at school or to be able to swim and be safe around water, we see this as our opportunity to empower young people.” 


Enrolments for the service will open later in 2022. More information is available here

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