Fairley Early Childhood Service by YWCA Canberra now open in Murrumbateman

Ben and David Hewlett, YWCA Canberra president Jude Burger, Mayor Rowena Abbey and Rohan Arnold at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fairley Early Childhood Service.

Ben and David Hewlett, YWCA Canberra president Jude Burger, Mayor Rowena Abbey and Rohan Arnold at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fairley Early Childhood Service.

A new centre of education and care for 115 Yass Valley children aged from six weeks to primary school age has opened in Murrumbateman.

The official opening of YWCA Canberra’s Fairley Early Childhood Service by YWCA Canberra president Jude Burger was on Friday, June 30.

Ms Burger cut a ribbon watched on by Mayor Rowena Abbey.

Alongside them stood Fairley Estate developer-builders Ben Hewlett, David Hewlett and Rohan Arnold, as well as YWCA Canberra executive director Frances Crimmins and director of children’s services Bernadette Carbin.

Dozens of supporters and staff also celebrated the opening that afternoon.

The centre will be run by social services provider YWCA Canberra, established in 1929.

The estate is named for William Fairley, a local school teacher between 1902-1909.

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