Services and programs that cultivate community

Community childcare

We have a wonderful multi-age childcare room with five hour sessions three days a week.

Our community childcare has such a nurturing and family-like environment that many of our families choose it as the first place their children have been outside of the family. We take this privilege very seriously and love getting to know each child while supporting children’s learning and development through the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework. We meet all Local, State and Federal regulations and guidelines to offer accessible, affordable and high quality childcare to local families.

The room is mixed age and we accept children from 12 months of age. Children are free to choose activities in the room, playing alone or in groups. Our educators set out a range of engaging activities each day, such as construction, pretend kitchen play, and sensory experiences. Our childcare room includes an outdoors area where children enjoy scooters, a sandpit, cubby house and climbing and agility elements.

Structure is added to your child’s day through indoor time, outdoor time, a morning fruit break, and a time to sit down and eat lunch together. Educators follow your child’s home routine if they usually have a nap or are bottle fed. 

Childcare at West Footscray Neighbourhood House by West Footscray Neighbourhood House

session times & fees

Session times

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.15am-2.15pm (5 hour session)

Our childcare operates through the April, June and September school holidays. It closes for four weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. We are closed on Public holidays.

 

Fees

$67 per 5 hour session

Annual administration fee of $50

Eligible families can use the Child Care Subsidy to reduce fees. Information about eligibility and an estimation of how much subside you could receive can be found through Services Australia.

STAFF

Our childcare coordinator Lily has many years of experience in childcare. She always takes the time to chat to parents about how their children are going and we love her for her creative ideas and huge personality. Our educators, Liza, Vilma and Fiona, are all incredibly warm and create a wonderful family atmosphere in the room. Your child will see the same staff each time they come.

All our staff are diploma educated and have current working with children checks.

How to enrol

If you are interested in our childcare please contact us to arrange a tour. 

"'Our daughter could not be happier... we can tell this by her mood at drop off each day. We love the consistency of educators and the loving, genuine and maternal feeling she is met with each day."
- Mark J. -