Long Day Care and 3-4 years Extended Hours Kindergarten

Long Day Care and Extended Hours Kindergarten offers part and full time education (1 – 5 days) to children aged 0 to 6 years. In the 4 year old Extended Hours Kindergarten, children attend for a minimum of 3 days per week.

Qualified Early Childhood Educators plan programs to encourage independence whilst establishing and developing skills through play. There are five groups of 15 children each day with a variety of indoor/outdoor play offered. Lunch/morning and afternoon tea are provided in the long day programs.

Operating hours
Monday – Friday
7:15am – 6:15pm except public holidays.
The centre closes over the Christmas New Year period for 2 weeks.

Long day care fees
2022 daily fee: $135.00. Families using the long day care/extended hours kindergarten program can apply for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) through Centrelink. Where eligible, CCS reduces your daily fee and is means tested based on your family income. www.familyassist.gov.au

Child care waiting list
Please contact the City of Port Phillip on 9209 6360 to register your details on the central waiting list for child care in community and council centres in the City of Port Phillip. Children must be fully immunised and registered on the central waitlist to be offered a long day care/extended hours kindergarten place at Poets Grove.