Child care services

Child care services provide safe places for children to experience a wide range of play-based learning. They cater for children from birth to school age.

There are many types of local child providers that offer full-, part-time and occasional care for children.

You could consider:

  • in-home care: a flexible option providing care in the family home;
  • family day care: approved educators care for your child in their home;
  • occasional care: see our list of local occasional care providers; or
  • long day care: provided in approved centres.

There are over 30 child care centres in Banyule.

To find local child care providers go to the Australian Government Child Care Finder.

Finding a place for your child

Waiting lists are lengthy for child care places in Banyule. Register your child(ren) as soon as you know your care requirements and apply to several centres to maximise your chances of being offered a place. Contact individual centres to find out how to register.

Council-managed child care centres

We manage 3 child care centres: Joyce Avenue Children's Centre in Greensborough, Morobe Street Children's Centre in West Heidelberg, and St Hellier Street Children's Centre Heidelberg Heights. Find out how to join our waiting list.

Contact us

For more information about child care, please contact our Early Years team on 9490 4222 or