About

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 75 long day care places, as well as 30 four year old places and 30 three year old places within the sessional kindergarten. The long day care program operates 50 weeks of the year; (closed Christmas/New Year).  The 4 year old sessional program operates two-days per week, 48 weeks per year (including school holidays).  The 3 year old sessional program operates for one 6-hour session, aligned to Victorian school terms.

The Centre has two Maternal Child Health Nurses situated in the building offering a variety of parental advice and clinical assessments for families within our community.  Poets Grove also has a child psychologist on site every Tuesday for parental advice and support on a variety of family and child issues.  Please call Reception to make an appointment.