About – Please note our new phone number is 03 9955 9855

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, extended hours kindergarten, 3 and 4 year 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/kindergarten places, as well as 30 four year old sessional kindergarten places and 15 three year old sessional group places. The long day care/kindergarten program operates 50 weeks of the year (closed Christmas/New Year).  The sessional programs operate 48 weeks per year (including school holidays). Childcare subsidy applies for long day and sessional programs.

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 one day per week for parental advice and support on a variety of family and child issues.  Please call City of Port Phillip Maternal Health office on 9209 6766 to make an appointment.