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Knox Children and Family Centres – Wantirna South and Bayswater

Our 2 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
  • maternal and child health service
  • 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

Address Hours Contact

81 Argyle Way

View a virtual tour

7 am to 6 pm

Mon to Fri

Phone 9837 9600

kcfcwantirnasouth@knox.vic.gov.au

Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater

Address Hours Contact

41 Phyllis Street

View a virtual tour

7 am to 6 pm

Mon to Fri

Phone 9738 9700

kcfcbayswater@knox.vic.gov.au

Services

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.

Fees

$157.50 per day per child (1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023). 

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

Following community consultation, we no longer offer occasional care at the Knox Children and Family Centres.

If you have questions or concerns about this change, please contact our Integrated Early Years Hubs Coordinator Neda Moghaddas on 9298 8000.

Sessional kindergarten

From 2022, families can access a 2-year funded kindergarten program at Council-run centres. This includes a:

  • 5 hour a week kindergarten program for 3 year olds, and
  • 15 hour a week kindergarten program for 4 year olds.

Funded 3 year old kindergarten is new. It's part of the Victorian Government’s kindergarten reform, which is the largest reform of early childhood education in Victoria’s history.

Find out more about funded kindergarten.

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.

Playgroups

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.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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