Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre
we are proud of our reputation for offering the highest quality Early Childhood Education and Care, ensuring children experience the joys, delights and wonders of the world.

Our children learn and grow in an environment of warmth, nurturing and genuine loving care. Children’s imagination, curiosity and creative expression is highly valued and encouraged during play. Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre Co-operative Limited is a not-for-profit, community managed early learning centre and has been a significant part of the Warrandyte community since 1985. Over time, the centre has evolved to incorporate both long day care and government funded kindergarten programs, servicing the needs of our local community.

Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre continues today as a result of the commitment, vision and dedication of educators, members of the committee of management and the long term support and patronage of the local families.

Our Centre

Located in peaceful Warrandyte, in beautiful, natural surroundings.

We cater for 38 children, aged 3 months to 5 years of age.

Our integrated, approved Kindergarten program is delivered by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, 5 days per week throughout Victorian School Terms.

We offer term excursions, onsite experiences and a calendar of community events.

We’re open Monday–Friday, 7:00am to 6.00pm.

We close on all public holidays, plus a two-week closure over the Christmas / New Year period.

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre is fully committed to providing a safe environment for all children, supporting their health, participation and empowerment which is fundamental for their learning and development.

Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre does not tolerate any form of abuse or child neglect. At our service, we have:

  • Risk management procedures and practices to identify and remove risks associated to children’s safety both physical and online environments
  • The establishment and continuous improvement of our child safety and wellbeing policy and supporting procedures;
  • Taking all reasonable steps for thorough recruitment due diligence, including the requirement that all employees, contractors and volunteers hold a valid Working with Children Check;
  • A commitment to continual professional development and training to ensure all staff members are fully up to date with child safe training
  • Practices in place to identify children who are at risk of abuse or neglect
  • Involving families and the community, where possible, in promoting child safety and wellbeing;
  • The promotion of cultural safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with additional rights

Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children. We are committed to child safety and wellbeing in accordance with the Child Safe Standards. We are committed to ensuring children and young people are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat any child safety concerns seriously. We will not tolerate discriminatory practices and will report any allegations and wellbeing concerns to authorities.

Centre fees

$135 per day

Fees are reviewed annually

Childcare Subsidy

Warrandyte Childcare and Preschool Centre is an Early Learning Service approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, approved for Child Care Subsidy.

Families can find further information on how to apply for family assistance with the cost of childcare on the website of Services Australia.

Free Kinder

From 2023, for children enrolled in our integrated kindergarten programs you will receive a kindergarten subsidy (approximately $2000 for 4-year-old and approximately $630 for 3-year-old) that will offset the kindergarten program component of your out-of-pocket fees, this will be applied directly to your account in instalments over the year.