Whittlesea Children’s Centre

VACANCIES PH 03 9716 2153

Quality childcare near where you live or work

Whittlesea Children’s Centre

We are a unique service in the community as we offer quality Long Day Care as well as an independent Kindergarten program. Our early year’s journey aims to promote each child’s sense of “Belonging, Being, and Becoming”.


  • Long day care
  • Onsite Independent Kindergarten program (Laurel Street Kindergarten).


6 weeks old infants to 6 years old children (up to school-starting age)


Healthy meals cooked onsite by a dedicated cook (included in fees).


  • Programs are developed to meet the individual needs of children.
  • We provide a stimulating and caring environment for infants and children.


  • Qualified staff with early-childhood training
  • Child-to-staff ratio meet the National Quality Standards.


  • New facilities boasts natural light
  • Large outdoor play area
  • Vegetable patch


Read all about our Centre here.
Whittlesea Children’s Centre promotes each child’s sense of “Belonging, Being, and Becoming”.
Our centre creates a welcoming environment for families in our semi-rural township and surrounds; acknowledging the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of this land.
We strive to enrich lives and identities of children and families participating in the setting; value and respect the diversity of each family.
We are a non for profit organisation- that offer’s both childcare and sessional kindergarten programs.Partnerships
We value that our families are the most important people in their children’s lives. We work in partnership with families and our local community to foster ongoing communication to build a sense of respect.
Through these partnerships we support and advocate for families within our centre.  They are incorporated into educational programs; and support us to access a wide variety of health, education and learning experiences.Educational programsOur play based program engages the Early Years Learning Framework, which fosters individualised learning. We recognise that all children are individual and we provide programs that cater for different learning capacities and learning styles and invite children and families to contribute to ideas, interests and questions.
Educators engage spontaneous, open-ended, play based and natural opportunities ensuring responsiveness to all children.Stimulating aesthetic environments are created indoors and outdoors which reflect on intentional teaching and children’s interest, individual development and strength.
Through daily practices we encourage children to understand the issues of recycle and conservation to foster an appreciation of the natural environment and the world in which they live.
Our centre recognises and supports our valued educators for their knowledge, professionalism and life experiences. Educator’s work collaboratively engaging in ongoing reflective practice, professional development and work towards the National Quality Standards.



  • 6.45am – 6:15pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Enrolments are flexible to family needs.


57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea VIC 3757


Centre Contact
Tracy Fenton
PH: 9716 2153

For Fees, Enrolments and General Enquiries
Tracy Fenton
PH: 9716 2153

Programming and Staff Support
Julie Willmott
PH: 0437 718 763

Childcare Centre Contacts

Whittlesea Children’s Centre
57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea, Victoria, 3757, Australia

Centre Contact
Tracy Fenton
PH: 9716 2153

For Fees, Enrolments and
General Enquiries
Tracy Fenton
PH: 9716 2153

Programming and Staff Support
Julie Willmott
0437 718 763

National Quality Standard Rating


Please contact the service directly for information regarding Fees.

Opening Hours

6:45am to 6:15pm, Monday to Friday

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