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Update on the new Child Care Package

02 Feb 2018 - OSHC

The new Child Care Package commences 2 July 2018 and we want you to be prepared. To support you through the transition to the new package, we’ll be providing information on the important steps you’ll need to take over the coming months.

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IT'S FUN TO PLAY AT THE YMCA NSW WITH THE NSW GOVERNMENT'S ACTIVE KIDS REBATE

As an approved provider of the NSW Active Kids program, we are making it easier for kids to be active with the $100 Active Kids Rebate, that can be claimed on YMCA recreational programs.

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YMCA NSW FOCUSES ON POOL SUPERVISION THIS SUMMER

19 Dec 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

As summer hits, YMCA NSW is raising awareness of the importance of pool supervision at its sites across NSW. Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility. Lifeguards might do the rescuing but parents, guardians and carers play a crucial role in supervising children when they are in the pool. This important message is part of YMCA NSW’s Safe Summer campaign which promotes pool safety as a partnership between lifeguards and those responsible for children when visiting a YMCA pool or aquatic centre.

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YMCA LAUNCHES MENTAL WELL-BEING PROGRAM IN THE ACT

14 Dec 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW is delighted to be launching our Brightside mental health program at both Gungahlin Leisure Centre and Lakeside Leisure Centre in January. YMCA NSW is now taking referrals for the 60 day program that gives people experiencing mental health issues the opportunity to enhance their physical health, wellbeing and social engagement.

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Announcement to customers of YMCA Blaxland OSHC

16 Nov 2017 - OSHCUpdates

We’d like to let you know that YMCA NSW will no longer manage Blaxland OSHC from Friday 22 December onwards. Thanks for being a valued customer of the YMCA.

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SUMMER BODY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

14 Nov 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW are offering 10 days for $10 across all their health and fitness centres and aquatic sites this November.

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YMCA NSW RECOGNISED FOR DELIVERING QUALITY OSHC SERVICES

27 Oct 2017 - Media ReleasesOSHCYouth

Marrickville, Kotara and Valentine OSHC services join over 45 YMCA NSW-run OSHC services that have achieved either ‘meeting’ or ‘exceeding’ ratings as reviewed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN PARLIAMENT

26 Oct 2017 - Youth

Children have had their voices heard as they took over NSW Parliament today as part of the inaugural Children’s Week Parliament.

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Important message for families using YMCA Blaxland OSHC

24 Oct 2017 - OSHC

YMCA NSW will no longer be running outside hours school care services (OSHC) out of Mount Riverview Public School.

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YMCA NSW YOUTH PARLIAMENT CREATES PLATFORM FOR YOUTH TO BE HEARD BY STATE GOVERNMENT

19 Oct 2017 - Media ReleasesYouth

Calling for changes to the Education Curriculum. Today the Minister responsible for Youth, the Hon Ray Williams MP received bills by YMCA NSW’s Youth Parliament at a special ceremony at Parliament House in Sydney.

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And the WINNER is ...

26 Sep 2017 - RecreationUpdates

And the WINNER of the 12 Weeks YMCA NSW Gymnastics or Swimming Lessons is....

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100 passionate young people to debate bills and have their say at the 2017 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament this month

01 Sep 2017 - Media ReleasesYouth

Later this month, 100 passionate young people from across the state will debate a range of issues that matter to them as part of the 16th annual YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

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The Giant Swing

As Jess is secured to the swing, she asks if she has to go to the top. I tell her that she only has to go as far as she thinks she could possibly go, then to try and go one baby step further.

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Camping at Deeimba

You awake to the peaceful sounds of nature, no car sounds or sirens to be heard. In winter, there can be a thick fog which makes the camp feel like it is high in the mountains. If the group is quiet enough, you can sometimes even spot a wallaby or two grazing in the fields.

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YMCA NSW assembles experts to inform Australia’s first purposefully-designed child-safe building in Broken Hill

YMCA NSW has convened a forum of child safety professionals to assist the organisation to create the country’s first purposefully-designed child-safe recreation and community building.

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New Lambton OSHC recognised as a top performer nationally in recent quality assessment

27 Jun 2017 - Media ReleasesOSHC

A national review has recognised what parents and children at the New Lambton Out of School Hours Care service (OSHC) have known for a while – that it’s an extremely high quality, fantastic service.

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YMCA NSW and Boy George call for young voices to be heard

Giving young people a platform for their voices to be heard is at the core the YMCA’s new Why not? Campaign. The campaign was kicked off by music superstar Boy George, who re-interpreted the Village People’s iconic YMCA song to make it more relevant today.

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The risk of children drowning doesn’t go away as the temperature cools, YMCA NSW reminds families

14 Jun 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

As the temperature cools, YMCA NSW is reminding families that the risk of drowning doesn’t go away with the warmer weather – in fact, according to the Royal Life Saving’s Drowning Report 2015/2016, 59 people drowned in Australia in winter over that period.

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Central West Project Management appointed to lead $4.58 million redevelopment of Broken Hill YMCA

YMCA NSW has appointed regional Project Management Firm, Central West Project Management to lead the $4.58 million redevelopment of the Broken Hill YMCA.

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Study shows Exercise Physiologists greatly assist people with chronic disease, saves ailing health system thousands per year

16 May 2017 - Media ReleasesRecreation

With a staggering 50 per cent of Australians now living with a chronic health condition and as many as 13 million people at risk of developing one , there’s never been more pressure on our ailing healthcare system.

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