Childcare centres

Overview

Our mission is to provide an exemplary educational experience for all children in our care.

We have consistent and committed staff who support quality standards and continuity of care for children. We understand the importance of developing warm, trusting, and respectful relationships with children.

Our stringent recruitment processes ensure we attract and retain high quality educators, who can best meet the needs of all children and their families.

Long day care

Our engaging play-based environments are an important tool for learning and teaching, and are intentionally child-focused.

Our educators are deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in creating holistic environments in line with the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework (VEYLDF) and Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

We know that children learn best through play-based learning in an environments that are responsive to children’s individual needs, where children are encouraged to take the lead in their learning and exploration.

Our programs celebrate diverse cultures and create ongoing partnerships with local organisations to enhance and positively contribute to a thriving, connected local community.

Hours

Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm

Fees

Fee: $148 per day

The Australian Government's Child Care Package is a means tested subsidy that may reduce fees.

What to bring

We provide:

  • meals
  • nappies
  • sunscreen

You provide:

  • labelled bag
  • labelled baby bottles and breast milk or formula (if applicable)
  • labelled drink bottle
  • labelled coat, beanie and gumboots (winter)
  • set of spare clothes
  • labelled broad-brimmed or legionnaire hat


Our kindergarten programs 

Our 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten programs are delivered collaboratively between bachelor-qualified teachers and diploma-qualified educators, who plan and implement a play-based curriculum. Play provides children with opportunities to explore, observe, experiment, and solve problems.

Our team is responsive to each child’s needs, supporting children to develop physically, socially and emotionally; preparing children for transition to school.

Our engaging play-based environments are an important tool for learning and teaching, and are intentionally child-focused.

We provide opportunities for children to engage with our local communities and offer a variety of incursions and excursions, included in your daily fee.

To support children transitioning to school, we have close relationships with local primary schools and our curriculum includes:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • science
  • technology
  • arts
  • music
  • language
  • sustainability
  • cultural diversity
  • Indigenous education 

Three-year-old kindergarten

Our play-based curriculum will help your child’s learning, creativity, and independence. Children will get to experience the social expectations they will encounter when they go to 4-year-old kindergarten.

Extended day

Hours

7am - 6pm
Children can attend Monday to Friday.
Operates during school holidays.

Fees

$132 per day (initial 2 days per eligible child) additional days charged at the long day care fee

Government funding

  • Eligible children may access the extended day kindergarten funded program at a reduced rate of $132 per day, for up to 2 days per week.
  • Eligible families may also access Child Care Subsidy (CCS), further reducing out-of-pocket costs. (Discount will be applied to fortnightly fees after CCS, approximately $80 per fortnight)

Additional days

  • Any additional days (long day care) will be charged at $148 per day.
  • To discuss out-of-pocket expenses for your child after CCS is applied, please contact the centre directly.


How to apply

To enrol, please contact the centre directly:

What to bring

We provide:

  • meals
  • nappies
  • sunscreen

You provide:

  • labelled bag
  • labelled drink bottle
  • labelled coat, beanie and gumboots (winter)
  • set of spare clothes
  • labelled broad-brimmed or legionnaire hat

Four-year-old kindergarten

Engaging, fun, creative activities will help your child get ready for school and develop skills in literacy and numeracy. 

Extended day

Hours

7am - 6pm
Children can attend Monday to Friday.
Operates during school holidays.

Fees

$132 per day (initial 2 days per eligible child) additional days charged at the long day care fee

How to apply

To enrol, please contact the centre directly:

What to bring

We provide:

  • meals
  • nappies
  • sunscreen

You provide:

  • labelled bag
  • labelled drink bottle
  • labelled coat, beanie and gumboots (winter)
  • set of spare clothes
  • labelled broad-brimmed or legionnaire hat

 

Sessional Kindergarten

Become an educator

Join the team at Kingston's Family and Children’s Centres and enjoy a rewarding career in early learning.

Current employment opportunities

Drop in sessions

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions at our 'exceeding and excellent' rated services. Explore our inspiring facilities and play spaces and learn about current and upcoming recruitment opportunities.
  • Wednesday 17 April. Drop in anytime between 9 am to 10 am.
  • Thursday 2 May. Drop in anytime between 5 pm to 6 pm.

Locations:

  • Carrum Family and Children’s Centre 24A Graham Road, Carrum
  • Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre 122 Edithvale Road, Edithvale
  • Parkdale Family and Children’s Centre 122 Warren Road, Parkdale

 

What we offer:

  • wages well above award
  • exceeding-rated facilities
  • an experienced and friendly team
  • paid professional development
  • up to 30 hours non-contact time
  • mentoring and support
  • uniform provided
  • career opportunities
  • monthly accrued day off.