Long Day Care and Extended Hours Kindergarten

Long Day Care offers part and full-time education (1 – 5 days) for children aged 0 to 5 years. We offer small group programs of 15 children per room on each day with a variety of indoor/outdoor play offered. All of our long day care rooms are named after prominent Australian poets.

Qualified Early Childhood Educators plan the program for the Banjo Paterson (0-2 years) and Judith Wright (2-3 years) rooms, to encourage independence while establishing and developing skills through play.

We offer three extended hours kindergarten groups for children aged 3-5 years, each designed and run by a Bachelor qualified teacher.  These are operated in the Dorothea Mackellar (3-4 year olds), Colin Thiele room (3-4 year olds) and Henry Lawson room (3 year olds)

Long day care/extended hours kindergarten 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

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
7.15am – 6.15pm except public holidays (fees are not charged for public holidays).
The centre also closes over the Christmas New Year period for approximately 2 weeks.

Office hours: 8.30am to 4.00pm.

To register your child on the long day care/extended hours waiting list

All children who attend the long day care/extended hours kindergarten programs at Poets Grove Family & Children’s Centre (including siblings) must be registered with the City of Port Phillip central waitlist. Please call 9209 6360 to register or update your details.

No Jab No Play Legislation

The Victorian Government has passed new immunisation legislation named ‘No Jab, No Play’, which took effect on 1 January 2016. All children seeking enrolment at Poets Grove Family and Children’s Centre must be fully immunised. To find out more visit the “No Jab, No Play” page on the Health Department’s website.