New provider for Monash kindergarten services

 25 June 2020

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Council is pleased to announce that Ballarat YMCA has been identified as the new provider for the 18 community-based kindergartens in Monash from 2021.

This appointment follows an extensive process. Ballarat YMCA is a highly experienced Early Years Manager currently operating a number of quality kindergarten services across Victoria. Council, working alongside the Department of Education and Training (DET), embarked on the search for a new Early Years Management (EYM) provider in November 2019.

This followed a decision by current operator bestchance to move out of EYM in the City of Monash from the commencement of kindergarten in 2021.

Mayor Stuart James said the appointment was great news for the Monash community with the EYM provision now secure for 2021 and beyond. Cr James acknowledged the support provided by the State Government in achieving this result.

“We made a commitment to the community that our priority was to provide a secure and viable EYM service and certainty about the continuation of kindergarten services in Monash and we have done so,” Cr James said.

“As a father, I appreciate the value of kindergarten in the lives of children and the contribution of these programs to their growth and development.

I’m delighted to welcome Ballarat YMCA to Monash and we look forward to working alongside them on the provision of this important service to our community.”

Media Contact: Jo Robertson 0418 391 979 or email

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