Poets Grove Family and Children’s Centre is a not-for-profit, community owned service, managed by a team of dedicated staff and governed by a Committee of Management.
Poets Grove FCC is a community hub comprising long day care, sessional kindergarten, maternal health nurse and community facilities located in the Elwood Educational Precinct (co-located with Elwood Primary School and Elwood College). The Centre has a culturally diverse range of staff with more than 10 languages spoken which reflects the demographic of our local community.
The Centre provides 60 long day care places, as well as 60 four year old places and 45 three year old places within the sessional kindergarten. The long day care program operates 50 weeks of the year; (closed Christmas/New Year), which includes a 4 year old kindergarten program for 15 children per day.
The sessional kindergarten program operates for 40 weeks of the year aligned to Victorian school terms. The Centre also has two Maternal Child Health Nurses situated in the building offering a variety of parental advice and clinical assessments for families within our community.