The Y Massey Early Learning Centre


Early learning with children at its heart

If having fun, awesome teachers, and a multicultural environment gets your child excited, we’d love to have them at our Massey childcare centre. Here at The Y Massey Early Learning Centre (formerly known as the YMCA), we have a heap of activities for your child to engage in, from arts and crafts, water play, carpentry, and more!

Not only do we provide a centre for tamariki to have a blast, we have fully licensed teachers who work closely with whanau, to ensure your little one is cared for, and learning lots. We also celebrate diversity, and Te Reo and Tikanga Maori hold a special place within our walls.

With so much fun, and so much learning to do, your child will look forward to becoming a part of the The Y Massey Early Learning Centre whanau.

Massey Early Learning centre is conveniently located in the heart of Massey in West Auckland. Parking is freely available.

Key info

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5.30pm


Cnr Don Buck & Westgate Drive
Massey, West Auckland


Phone: 09 832 7324


Our Curriculum

Our goal is to educate children in a safe, caring and fun environment, which sees us teaching cool programmes, including Music and Movement, Healthy Heart and Gymnastic skills. We follow the Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum, set by the Ministry of Education. The five strands of Te Whaariki are: Belonging/Mana Whenua, Communication/Mana Reo, Exploration/Mana Aoturoa, Contribution/Mana Tangata and Wellbeing/Mana Atua. We factor each of these aspects into our early childhood curriculum, whether we are popping over to the library for story time or playing games in the classroom. Our early learning programmes encompass our vision to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Explore, learn & smile!

Our Science, Nature and Numeracy Area celebrates the world around us. Children engage in science whenever they are learning about the world around them. This play allows children to develop a perception of themselves as explores - competent, confident learners who ask questions and make discoveries.

Natural resources are gifted from Papatuanuku (Mother Earth) and are fundamental learning experiences. Hands-on experiences with natural materials offer children opportunities to develop theories about how things work in the living, physical and material world.

Strength & success!

Our art and craft zone with a wide range of items encourages children to explore their creative side and express themselves through creations.

Our covered play area is a fun and interactive zone for kids with specially selected activities that allow kids to choose individual play or group play and develop essential skills such as communication, sharing and team work.

Caring for under 2s is a special job and we recognise the unique requirements of our younger children. The under 2's area provides a dedicated zone separating the younger and older children where they can actively explore and develop at their own pace.

Jump, move & have fun!

We are located next-door to a Y Recreation centre, and we incorporate the experience of The Y children's instructors to teach fundamental movement through fun-based learning sessions. The large, closed space available at the centre for little bodies to move is a huge support in the event of rainy or cold weather.

Being active is a key part of our Early Learning Centre - we also take the children on safe, highly supervised walks around the local area.


Why choose us?

Fully Licensed

Our facility is a fully licensed childcare and education facility under the Ministry of Education for children aged 6 months - 5 years

MOE Audited & Accredited

Our early learning centres are audited and accredited by the Ministry of Education

Qualified Staff

Our staff are fully trained, professionally qualified and committed to on-going personal development

Safeguarding Accredited

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) as a child-safe organisation. Find out more.

20 Hours Free ECE

The Y Early learning centres offer the 20 ECE hours free for all children aged 3 and over

WINZ Subsidies Available

WINZ Subsidies are available for qualified families


"The Y Childcare in Massey is attentive, engaged, professional, all while having the warmth of a home. And their serving food for children is also very good quality. Besides the staff team have honestly been so amazing. As well as my favourite thing about this centre is that they treat my son with respect and value his wellbeing everyday. I am grateful how they ensure he is comfortable whenever I leave him and a friendly teacher will take the time to the cuddle with him when I am gone if he needs it. Thanks to their good interaction , he always happy to go there. I can strongly recommend if your looking for good childcare."

Customer *
YMCA Whanau

"The staff at The Y Early Learning Centre Massey made the transition to daycare so easy and comfortable. The staff were always friendly and accommodating to our needs as a family. Our son absolutely loved attending the centre and he learnt so many valuable skills and grew into such a confident little man. He always got excited when it was time to go to daycare and often wanted to carry on play when it was home time. The teachers make this centre such a beautiful and loving environment which makes it so sad for us to have to leave. If we weren't moving out of Auckland we would have definitely stayed. We are so grateful to have found such an amazing centre. The staff are always focused and so caring of the children it really is a special place. We are so grateful to have had such an amazing experience. Thank you so much for everything you have done."

YMCA Whanau *

"We have been at YMCA Massey for 4 years and the teaching team have been a huge part of my children's early days. So, for that our whānau will always be grateful for the Team."

Customer The Y North whanau