Child care

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There are a number of child care options for families who live and work in Yarra.

Council operates four child care centres, located in Collingwood, North Carlton and Richmond. Council also provides occasional care at the Richmond Recreation Centre, Collingwood Leisure Centre and Fitzroy Swimming Pool. From January 2014, Council will offer child care and occasional care at the Connie Benn Centre in Fitzroy.

To register your child for a place in one of Council’s child care centres, please complete a Central Registration Application Form.

Gold Street Children’s Centre

64 Gold Street, Collingwood
9205 5576

Gold Street Children’s Centre offers a range of educational programs for children aged from three months to school age.

Ages: 3 months – school age
Hours: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Fees:  $95 daily
Languages: Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish

Keele Street Children’s Centre

171 Keele Street, Collingwood
8415 0970

Keele Street offers a range of educational programs for children aged from three months to three and half years. Children can access the Gold Street Children’s Centre Kindergarten program.

Ages: 3 months - 3.5 years
Hours: 7.30am – 6.00pm
Fees: $95 daily
Languages: Somali, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin

North Carlton Children’s Centre

481 Canning Street, North Carlton
9380 8634

The North Carlton Children’s Centre offers long day care, a three year old sessional program and a four year old funded kindergarten program.

Ages: 3 months – 5 years
Hours: 7.45am – 6.15pm
Fees: $95 daily
Languages: Egyptian, Bengal, Somali, Vietnamese, Fijian, Greek.

Yarraberg Children’s Centre

4 River Street, Richmond
9428 0707

Yarraberg Children’s Centre provides three play rooms, including a funded kindergarten program.

Ages: 3 months to 6 years
Hours: 7.15am – 6.00pm
Fees: $95 daily
Languages: Italian, Greek, Hakka, Cantonese, Hebrew, Arabic, Vietnamese

Connie Benn Centre (long day care from January 2014)

160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
9426 1500

The Connie Benn Centre offers long day care and a four year old kindergarten program. 
 
Ages: 3 months to 6 years
Hours: 7.30am – 6.00pm

Occasional Care

Richmond Recreation Centre
Gleadell Street, Richmond
9205 5032

Hours:
Monday – Friday
Session One - 9.00am – 10.30am
Session Two - 10.30am – 12pm 
Casual $5.80, Concession $2.70

Collingwood Leisure Centre
Corner Turnbull Street and Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill
9205 5522

Hours:
Monday - Friday
Session One - 9.00am – 10.30am
Session Two - 10.30am – 12pm
Casual $5.80, Concession $2.70

Fitzroy Swimming Pool
Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy
9205 5180

Hours:
Monday – Friday
Session One - 9.00am – 10.30am
Session Two - 10.30am – 12pm
Casual $5.80, Concession $2.70

Connie Benn Centre
160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
9426 1500

Please ring the centre directly to book occasional care for your child.

There are a number of other child care services in Yarra that are provided by private operators, parent committees and community groups.

Here is a listing of all child care centres and preschools in Yarra:

docx format Children's Centres in Yarra March 2014 (44.36 KB)



Bronwyn Graham
Central Registration Support Officer
9205 5438
Bronwyn.Graham@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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