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Knox City Council Child Care Network

Catering for children aged 0-6 years, Knox City Council Child Care Network currently operates six centre based Child Care Centres (5 Long Day Care and 1 Occasional Child Care).

In 2019, Council's child care services will be consolidated into two new, purpose built centres that have been specially designed to provide modern facilities and improved services to young children and families in Knox. The existing centres will close and relocate to the new Knox Children and Family Centre (Wantirna South) and Knox Children and Family Centre (Bayswater) in early 2019.
For more information about our new centres visit our Early years hubs page.

To have your child or children enroled at one of our existing Long Day Care services for the remainder of 2018, pleae contact the centre directly - conctact numbers are listed below. To register for the new Knox Children and Family Centres in 2019, please complete the below form.

If your child will commence in 2018, please contact your centre of choice directly.

If your child will commence in 2019, please complete this form: Child Care Waiting List

All current Long Day Care Centres offer fulltime and part-time education and care and a funded four year old Preschool program.

Browse our map of Knox City Council Child Care Centres.

Child Care Centres in Knox

Centre Address Suburb Telephone Email Hours
Coorie Avenue Children
and Family Centre
4 Coorie Avenue Bayswater 9729 0348 coorie.childcentre@knox.vic.gov.au 7am-6pm Mon-Fri
Park Crescent Children
and Family Centre
11 Park Crescent Boronia 9762 3665 park.childcentre@knox.vic.gov.au 7am-6pm Mon-Fri
Rowville Children
and Family Centre
73 Eildon Parade Rowville 9763 4497 rowville.childcentre@knox.vic.gov.au 7am-6pm Mon-Fri
Talaskia Children
and Family Centre
1A Edward Street Upper Ferntree Gully 9758 0357 talaskia.childcentre@knox.vic.gov.au 7am-6pm Mon-Fri
Birchfield Crescent
Children and Family Centre
40A Birchfield Crescent Wantirna 9800 2419 birchfield.childcentre@knox.vic.gov.au 7am-6pm Mon-Fri

Each centre provides a healthy, stable education and learning environment for children. Our experienced and professional staff welcome families into a small, friendly centre where your individual child care needs are our priority.

All centres offer education and care 49 weeks of the year. Additionally 2 weeks of holiday care may be available to families at one of our centres during the Christmas break.

Occasional Child Care

Tyner Road
Occasional Care Centre
Tyner Road Wantirna South 9887 1739 tyner.childcare@knox.vic.gov.au 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri

From January 2019, our occasional care service will move to, and operate out of, the Knox Children and Family Centre Wantirna South at 81 Argyle Way in Wantirna South.

Booking for this service will commence 7 January 2019.


The following fees apply to Council child care services for the 2018-19 Financial Year:

Long day care per day $136.00
Long day care per week $665.00
Occasional care per hour $15.30

Fee Subsidies

Parents may apply for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) through the Australian Government Department of Human Services website or call them on
13 61 50.

All Council’s Long Day Care Centres offer a Funded Preschool Program by qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Families have the option to nominate the Long Day Care Preschool Program as the Funded Preschool Year for their child.

'No Jab No Play'

'No Jab No Play' is the Victorian Government legislation requiring all children to be fully immunised before enrolling in any childcare and/or Preschool in Victoria.

All children enrolling in early childhood education and care services will need to be up to date with their immunisation or have an approved exemption.

To find out more visit the "No jab, no play" page on the Department of Health & Human Services website.

A Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care

When you are looking for child care, we recommend you visit a number of centres before making your choice. Here are some questions you might find helpful:

  • Does the centre have a Quality Improvement Plan?
  • Has the centre achieved accreditation?
  • Does the centre provide Child Care Benefit, if not, why?
  • What are the qualifications and experience of the staff?
  • Is there a variety of equipment and toys for the children?
  • Is the centre clean?
  • How many children attend the centre and how many children are in each room?
  • Is the centre a warm, safe and friendly environment where you would feel comfortable leaving your child?
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