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Knox Children and Family Centres – Wantirna South and Bayswater

Our Children and Family Centres in Bayswater and Wantirna South bring together long day care, kindergarten, maternal and child health services and playgroups in one location. 

About our centres

The Knox Children and Family Centres are designed to bring together different kinds of services for children and families in one location. This assists families to have a better awareness of the early years services we offer and provides easier access to multiple services.

All services under one roof also means that your child's development can easily be supported from early age through to kindergarten without the need for repeat conversations between families and staff.

To book a guided tour, please contact your preferred centre.

Knox Children and Family Centre - Wantirna South


Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater



Services at our centres include:

Long day care

We provide a long day care (childcare) program for children between birth to 6 years at our Children and Family Centres.

Our 3 year-old and 4 year-old funded kindergarten programs are available for eligible children.

For more information including fees and charges, see long day care.


Funded kindergarten

Funded kindergarten at our Children and Family Centres runs for:

  • 5 hours a week for 3 year-olds (1 x 5 hour session)
  • 15 hours a week for 4 year-olds (2 x 7.5 hour sessions)

In addition to kindergarten at our Children and Family Centres, Knox City Council runs sessional kindergartens at other locations across Knox.

For more information, see kindergartens.

Fees and charges

Sessional kindergarten is funded by the Victorian Government. Families do not pay fees to attend sessional kindergarten.

Long day care

A kindergarten program is run during long day care for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children enrolled in our long day care program.

Maternal and Child Health service

Our Maternal and Child Health service is a free and confidential service providing child health and developmental checks, information, advice and support to families with young children from birth to 6 years.


We operate a range of playgroups for children aged birth to preschool age.

For more information, see playgroups in Knox.

Fees and charges

Download the fees and charges schedule for the Knox Children and Family Centres.

Venue accessibility

Our Children and Family Centres in Bayswater and Wantirna South are accessible to people of all abilities.

Prepare for your visit by downloading an access key:

No Jab No Play

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

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

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