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Knox Children and Family Centres – Wantirna South and Bayswater

Our two Children and Family Centres in Bayswater and Wantirna South bring together a number of different services for children and their families in one location. They are designed to give families easier access to multiple services.

About our centres

Education and care services include:

  • Long Day Care
  • Kindergarten
  • Occasional Care (only in Wantirna South)
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Playgroups.

The Knox Children and Family Centres are designed to bring together many different kinds of services for children and families in one location. This assists families to have a better awareness of the extensive 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





81 Argyle Way

9837 9600

7 am to 6 pm
Mon to Fri

Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater





41 Phyllis Street

9738 9700

7 am to 6 pm
Mon to Fri


Services at our Centres include:

Long Day Care

We provide childcare and education for children between birth to 5 years. The program operates Monday to Friday 7am to 6 pm.

Our Long Day Care program provides a healthy, stable education and learning environment for children. Our experienced and professional staff welcome families into our friendly centres where each child's individual needs are our priority.

Both centres offer education and care 49 weeks of the year.

Register and enrolment

My Family Lounge (MFL) is our Long Day Care online waitlist and enrolment service. You can use it to manage your child’s bookings and documentation.

You can register in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

  • For NEW families to My Family Lounge (MFL), click the REGISTER button below.
  • Complete the 4 easy fields and click register
  • A registration email will be forwarded to you. Follow the instructions on the email to complete the registration process.

Step 2

  • Login to your MFL account
  • Complete your contact details, save and next or add another contact
  • Add your child's details to the child details section
  • Create and complete a waitlist request.

Step 3

  • When a position is available, you will receive an email with an offer of placement
  • Accept/Decline the offer and complete and submit the online enrolment form.

If you already have a My Family Lounge account with another provider, you can link your account to our database.


$151.45 per day per child (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022).

Our fees are reviewed every financial year.

Kindergarten in our Long Day Care program

This program is delivered by qualified Early Childhood teachers and runs Monday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm to allow for flexibility for parents with work commitments.

All children receive 15 hours per week of funded kindergarten. To ensure that your child receives 15 hours per week, they must attend 3 days a week.

Find out more about funded kindergarten in Knox and how to register your child for four-year-old kindergarten.

Which funded kindergarten is right for your family (English)

Which funded kindergarten is right for my family (Mandarin)

Occasional Care

This program is only available at Wantirna South.

During COVID-19 the occasional care service is temporarily closed due to low attendances. While this service is closed families have the option of using the long day care service.

Four-year-old sessional kindergarten

Our four-year-old Sessional kindergarten program delivers 15 hours of program time per week. Families can choose between two days of seven and a half hours or three days of five hours.

Fees (2021)

As per advice from the Victorian State Government, families will not be charged fees for sessional kindergarten in 2021.

Find out how to register your child for four-year-old kindergarten in Knox.

Maternal and Child Health

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


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

For more information, see playgroups in Knox.

'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. 

Need help? 

Contact us and we will get back to you. 

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000. 


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