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Monday, 6 July 2020
The Y takes over management of 36 kindergartens

YMCA Ballarat has been confirmed as the new provider of 36 kindergarten services across Melbourne effective Term 1, 2021.

Following a rigorous expression of interest and approval process by the Department of Education and Training in partnership with Local Government, YMCA Ballarat was announced as the successful service provider to transition the kindergarten services from bestchance.

YMCA Ballarat CEO, Brooke LeSueur said, “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to expand our Early Years Management portfolio. The addition of the 36 kindergartens allows us to be able to continue to grow and develop our impact in the Early Years sector and engage with new communities and families.”

bestchance and YMCA will be working together during the course of 2020 to ensure a smooth transition, along with clear and consistent communication with educators, families and other relevant stakeholders.

Chris Chronis, bestchance CEO said, "This is excellent news for children, families, communities and educators, ensuring the continuity of kindergarten services under the portfolio of an experienced and established provider."