Our quality children’s centres offer care and education for children of all abilities from six months to school age. Early childhood educators provide planned programs focussed on:
Children’s centres also provide families with access to
To enrol in one of our children’s centres an application form must be completed. For further information contact us on 9524 3333
Child care application form [PDF 130Kb]
Our centres have a daily fee and a fee subsidy is available from the Commonwealth government for eligible families. For further information contact the Family assistance office on 136150.
Carnegie Children’s Centre
17 Truganini Road, Carnegie
Caulfield Children’s Centre
Rear of Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Murrumbeena Children’s Centre
105 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena
The key to the National Quality Framework is continuous quality improvement. Authorised officers from each state and territory are responsible for assessing and rating education and care services against seven quality area of the National Quality Standard, this determines the quality of the service.
The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the ratings achieved in each Quality Area (listed below).
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA, is responsible for ensuring consistency in assessment and ratings across Australia and creating awareness in the sector and community about the assessment and rating process.
The assessment visits to services commenced in June 2012. It is expected that all services will have their first assessment and rating visit by 2015.
No Council operated long day care centre has undergone an assessment and rating visit but each centre is prepared and have developed and implemented a Quality Improvement Plan.
Under the previous National Childcare Accreditation System all council centres achieved the highest quality rating.
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162
Telephone 03 9524 3333
TTY 03 9524 3496
Facsimile 03 9523 0339