YMCA Nelson

156 Toi Toi Street

Nelson 7010

New Zealand

(03) 545 6760


Age 18+

Ages 0-5

YMCA Nelson © 2019



Ages 5-15

Ages 15-17

Central,  Victory,  Nayland,  Wakefield & Brightwater 





MAXIMUM DAILY RATE (after 6.5 hours) 




Ykids Early Childhood Education Centre is a community based not for profit early childhood centre situated at 183 St Vincent Street, Victory Square, Nelson.


At Y-Kids our highly qualified teaching staff aim to provide an enriching, open, loving, learning environment for your child.  


Early Childhood Education Centre

About Y-Kids


At Y-Kids we strive to provide a welcoming, supportive and loving environment, we have an open door policy which enables parents and whanau to spend as much time as they like with us and their children.


Y-Kids endeavours to implement the YMCA Values of Caring, Responsibility, Honesty, Respect throughout the centre and our friendly, highly qualified teaching staff aim to provide an enriching, open, loving, learning environment which encourages your child to work alongside their peers.


As Y-Kids children take part in a range of activities throughout the year including: gymnastics, dance, yoga, music & excursions around Nelson and the community.


Y-Kids is part of our community and staff take part in a variety of community activities both in victory and wider Nelson area.





Our hours of operation are 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.



Enrollment & Fee's


We recommend that parent's and/or guardians come in meet the staff and have a walk through the centre before making any decisions. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for our philosophy, programme & curriculum experiences.


Enrollment forms are avaliable from our office or can be viewed/downloaded below & completed forms ensure your child's place on our waiting list.

Lunch Options: At Y-Kids we offer a lunch option for a cost of $2.50.  

(These can be permanent or for casual bookings)


Free Hours: Y-Kids offers 30 Free hours* to all children aged between 3-5 years old. There is a maximum of 6 hours per day as part of the 20 free hours, any extra hours above this are charged at our hourly rate. We do not charge any additional optional charges for children receiving 30 free hours.


* conditions apply



WINZ Subsidies


WINZ subsidies are avaliable, these are calculated by WINZ on hours of attendance. Application forms are avaliable from our office or avaliable to download/view below.


Child absences from the centre are charged full fee's. A period of two weeks can be claimed each year as a holiday and charged out at 50% discount. No lunch fees are charged during this time. There is no fees charged for public holidays when the centre is closed.


Y-Kids offers a family discount of 10% to any family that has two or more children attending our centre.


For any other enquiry please contact us to discuss your requirements.


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