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Education and Care

Change to Centre Opening Hours and Daily Fee

From Tuesday 21 July until 19 August, our Centre opening hours will change to 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The return to home schooling during this period announced by the Victorian Government means that many of our staff have limited availability.

The reduced hours will enable us to re-arrange our staffing to continue providing education and care for all of our families, on their current days.

Fees will be reduced during this period to $110 per day, in line with the reduction in opening hours.

While we understand that this change will be inconvenient for some families, we believe reducing the length of the day will be much less disruptive than having to reduce days of care offered.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Please contact the Centre Coordinator if you have any questions about these arrangements.


Carrum education and care 

We provide full-time and part-time child care and education for children between the ages of birth to five years of age. The Family and Children’s Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm.

Children are naturally curious and always keen to explore the world around them. Our skilled educators use this to create learning experiences that are fun, engaging and designed to help a child develop specific skills. Our educators tailor the program to each child’s interests to integrate the development of literacy, numeracy and social/emotional skill sets into these areas of natural curiosity.

Our childcare rooms provide care and education in a multi-age environment; which means that there are children of mixed ages learning and being cared for together. This provides an added dimension to each child’s development and learning as they relate to different ages. Children have the opportunity to develop empathy and leadership qualities toward younger children, as well as being able to learn from the skills of older children.

Regulated educator to child ratios are met at all times. For every four children under the age of three years, we have one educator (1:4) and for children over three years of age we have one educator for every 11 children (1:11).


$134 per day per child (July 2019-June 2020)

Fees for child care and education are not charged for public holidays or for the time the centres are closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

Fees for child care and education are reviewed annually, each financial year.

The Australian Government's new Child Care Package commenced on 2 July 2018.  This is a means tested subsidy that may reduce daily fee costs and replaces the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

To register for the new Child Care Package or for more information /advice contact Centrelink on 136 150 or go to 

 View Edithvale Family and Children's Centre or Parkdale Family and Children's Centre