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Long Day Care

We provide a long day care program at our Children and Family Centres:

  • 41 Phyllis St, Bayswater
  • 81 Argyle Way, Wantirna South

Our long day care program operates Monday – Friday 7am to 6pm.

At our centres, experienced and qualified educators provide a quality education and care program in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Both centres are open 49 weeks of the year, closing for 1 day during the year for professional development and approximately two weeks between the end of December and early January.

To organise a tour and to meet our friendly staff contact:

Knox Children and Family Centre – Wantirna South

9837 9600

Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater 9738 9700

Learning philosophy

Our Centres are places where all children belong.

Our learning programs help children be creative and confident thinkers, build confidence, self-reliance and resourcefulness, and develop problem solving skills.

Our children, families and staff are culturally and linguistically diverse and we work with our families to ensure the cultures of children and their families are recognised within our programs. Our education program includes acknowledging Country and teaching children about First Nations culture, people and history.

We care for each other and the world around us. Our educational programs enhance children’s knowledge of the natural environment and how to reduce our environmental footprint.

Register and enrolment

You can register your child for long day care online. You will need to enter your child’s details and your preferred days.

Once you have registered, we will contact you and let you know whether we have space for your child on your preferred days, or whether they will be added to our waitlist.

Register for long day care


$157.50 per day per child (1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023). Fees are less if families are eligible for child care subsidy.

Our fees are reviewed every financial year.

Kindergarten in our Long Day Care program

We run a kindergarten program for 3 and 4 year-olds who attend long day care at our Centres. Our kindergarten program is delivered by qualified early childhood teachers for 5 hours a day during day care hours.

From 2024, both 3 and 4 year-old children will 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.

No Jab No Play

All children enrolled in our long day care program must be up to date with their immunisations 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 or kindergarten in Victoria.

More information about our Children and Family Centres

Our Centres are home to different services for children and families. Find out more about our Centres, including accessibility information,

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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