Little Yacks Learning Years


About Us

Our Philosophy

Little Yacks Learning Years is a not-for-profit organisation nestled in the beautiful township of Yackandandah. It is positioned in an intergenerational space comprising an aged-care home, medical centre, care sanctuary and Little Yacks educational ser-vice. Our unique service provides opportunities for collaboration between these spaces offering enriching intergenerational experiences for all those who meet under the Yackandandah Health umbrella.

The town has a rich history of learning and growing together. At Little Yacks we are inspired by this history. We believe we are stronger when we work and support one another. Reciprocal relationships between children, families and educators contribute to children feeling safe, secure and supported. Like home, we offer a space of inclusion and belonging. Our nurturing and responsive educators work with children and their families to create an environment where children can be themselves.

We embrace individuality, equality and diversity, priding ourselves on fairness and social justice. This is embodied in our everyday practices through provision of a welcoming space where all cultural backgrounds, identities and religions are valued.

We have a team of enthusiastic and reflective professionals who work collaboratively to provide your children with a consistent approach to care and education. The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework guides our decisions. Our focus is for children to learn through socialising. We use an integrated teaching and learning approach inclusive of adult-led learning as well as guided and child-directed play. We trust children to act as the initiator and explorer of their interests. This approach to learning helps children become active learners who are confident, creative, independent, and informed.

The local community is a leader in renewable energy. Little Yacks understands it is our children who will play a key role in creating and maintaining a sustainable future. We introduce the concept of sustainability to children by exploring recycling, food scrap collection, water conservation and use of natural materials. We strive to work in collab-oration with Yack Bush Kinder and our onsite Animal Sanctuary to help instil compassion and respect for the natural environment.

Family Handbook

For a detailed description of all that we offer at LYLY please refer to our Family Handbook.

Family Handbook


Enrolment Fee & Bond

Upon enrolment there will be a non-refundable $60 deposit fee per child, payable prior to commencement at the service. Families are also required to make a Bond payment when commencing at LYLY. The bond payment is equal to the sum of two weeks of care per child.

Daily Fee

For a child three years of age or over: $115.00 per day For a child under three years of age: $120.00 per day

*Cash is not accepted.

Payment of Account

Hours of Operation

  • Monday
  • 7.30am - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 7.30am - 6.00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 7.30am - 6.00pm
  • Thursday
  • 7.30am - 6.00pm
  • Friday
  • 7.30am - 6.00pm