Childcare centres

Providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for your child.

COVID-19 update

As part of the second step towards COVID normal, child care facilities will be open from Monday, 28 September for all children.

Parents and carers will be contacted directly.

Kindergarten programs will open from Monday, 5 October in line with term 4.

You can read all the changes that came into place on the State Governments website here.

We have a number of childcare centres across Moonee Valley that offer childcare options for families.

These services include:

  • Meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Incursions and excursions
  • Sunscreen.

You can find details of our Council-managed childcare centres below and view the fees here (pdf, 110KB).

The Central Registration Service (CRS) allows families to submit one registration form for all Council managed long day care centres, rather than applying to each individual service.

The CRS prioritises applications and preferences for all participating long day care centres and allocates places according to an approved set of Priority of Access criteria.

Special circumstances will be considered if one or more criteria may apply to each application. Supporting documents are required to verify eligibility for priority of access. You can read the Priority of Access criteria on the Department of Education website.

To register for Council’s child care services, please complete the Long Day Care Waiting List Form (pdf, 363KB). Either type in your details and save the form, or print the form and complete by hand.

Once your form is completed and supporting documents ready, you can return your form by:

Email: childcareenrol@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Post: Long Day Care Registration, PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

In person: Moonee Valley Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Contact non-council managed child care services directly for fees, timetables and registration requirements.

Flemington Street Children's Centre

Flemington Street Children’s Centre was opened in 1999. The Centre is a 55 place long day care service with a landscaped outdoor play area.

The service provides children a learning environment that caters for small group interactions and inspiring learning opportunities.

The service's learning program is taken from the National Quality Framework, which is a child-centred learning environment. The child is educated taking into account their knowledge, abilities, ideas, and culture. The program is organised to enhance children’s learning through a routine which exposes them to meaningful interactions with opportunities to solve their own problems.

Children’s learning is enhanced by the service's team of highly qualified and enthusiastic educators. Where possible the children’s learning is helped by external presenters providing resources and opportunities for children to explore ideas further. Sometimes the learning may take place outside of the service through a planned excursion, where children can visit the local community to further enhance their learning.

The team of educators value the relationships with children and their families. This partnership helps the collaboration and supports the development of children as individuals, to be included and to be confident learners.

The service is located close to Flemington Community Centre and the Racecourse Road shopping area, with easy access to public transport.

Services offered:

  • Early Childhood Education (long day care)
  • Integrated Kindergarten program

Phone: 9243 1320

Email: fscc@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 7.15am-6.15pm (closed public holidays and over the Christmas/holiday period)

Caters for ages: Birth to 6 years

Number of places: 55

Number of rooms: 5

National Quality Assessment Rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard (view full results)

Hopetoun Early Years Centre

Opened in 1949, Hopetoun Early Years Centre is Moonee Valley’s longest running early years’ service. Fully renovated in 2016, Hopetoun Early Years Centre features purpose-built long day care, sessional kindergarten, and Maternal and Child Health facilities, including spacious indoor and outdoor play spaces.

Hopetoun Early Years Centre caters to the needs of a diverse range of children and families. The children along with educators are encouraged to celebrate their individuality and cultural diversity.

The service's learning program is taken from the National Quality Framework, which is a child-centred learning environment. The child is educated taking into account their knowledge, abilities, ideas, and culture. The program is organised to enhance children’s learning through a routine which exposes them to meaningful interactions with opportunities to solve their own problems.

The skilled and qualified educators at the service aim to work with children, families and other community members to provide an innovative and high-quality program. The service operates under a dynamic multi-aged integrated model. The centre provides opportunities for child-to-child learning, and an environment that allows the individual needs and interests of children to thrive.

The service is conveniently located within walking distance of the vibrant Racecourse Road shopping and dining activity area, with easy access to public transport.

Services offered:

  • Early Childhood Education (Long Day Care)
  • Sessional Kindergarten program
  • Maternal and Child Health onsite

Phone: 9243 1680

Email: heyc@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6pm (closed public holidays and over the Christmas/holiday period)

Caters for ages: Birth to 6 years

Number of places: 138

Number of rooms: 5

National Quality Assessment Rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard (view full results)

Milleara Integrated Learning and Development Centre (MILD)

Milleara Integrated Learning and Development Centre for Children was opened in 2010. The centre is a modern early year hub, offering a 109 place long day care, integrated kindergarten programs, maternal and child health services onsite and large landscaped outdoor play area.

The service is strongly connected to the community. Throughout the year our educators arrange regular excursions and connection with their community. Excursions are based on children’s interests and promoting their development. We encourage our children to be active citizens within the community.

The service uses an approach to early childhood education that promotes multi-aged rooms which allows siblings and other significant children to interact in flexible learning spaces, both indoors and outdoors. The service offers a large outdoor natural play area, children are able to engage and learn with other children and educators from all rooms.

The service's goal is that all children arrive at school ready for learning. This is supported through social and emotional development and building resilience by using an independent self-help approach.

The service is located on the corner of Keilor Park Drive and Milleara Road, with easy access to the Calder Freeway and Western Ring Road. The service has its own off-street car park giving easy access to the centre for families.

Services offered:

  • Early Childhood Education (long day care)
  • Integrated Kindergarten Program
  • Maternal and Child Health onsite

Phone: 9289 1500

Email: mild@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 7am-6pm (closed public holidays and over the Christmas/holiday period)

Caters for ages: Birth to 6 years

Number of places: 109

Number of rooms: 7

National Quality Assessment Rating: Meeting National Quality Standard (view full results)

Montgomery Park Children’s Centre

Montgomery Park Children’s Centre was opened in 1992. The 85-place long day care service offers long day care, integrated kindergarten, sessional kindergarten and a maternal and child health nurse onsite.

Nurturing professional staff and educators facilitate children’s expression, learning, growth and support them to develop their full potential. The service is committed to working on respectful relationships with families and the wider community to meet their diverse needs and build community engagement. The service promotes and provides opportunities for community connectedness, skill building, health promotion and social supports for children and their families.

The skilled and qualified educators at the service aim to work with children, families and other community members to provide an innovative and high quality program. The service operates under a dynamic multi-aged integrated model. The centre provides opportunities for child-to-child learning, and an environment that allows the individual needs and interests of children to thrive.

The service is located in one of Essendon’s treasures, Montgomery Park. It is right next door to Essendon Traffic School and can easily be accessed by car, tram or bus.

Services offered:

  • Early Childhood Education (long day care)
  • Sessional Kindergarten program
  • Integrated Kindergarten program
  • Maternal and Child Health onsite

Phone: 9243 1541

Email: montparkcc@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 7.15am-6pm (closed public holidays and over the Christmas/holiday period)

Caters for ages: Birth to 6 years

Total places: 85

Total rooms: 6

National Quality Assessment Rating: Meeting the National Quality Standard (view full results)

Strathmore Children’s Centre

Strathmore Children’s Centre was first opened in 1986. The centre was fully redeveloped in 2012 and is an 81-place long day care service, with a landscaped outdoor play area.

Strathmore Children’s Centre sees children as active people in the community. Through local excursions and connections with members of the community, we help each child to build their confidence to connect with the community and guide their decision making.

The service has a strong focus on celebrating children and all the things that make them special, including NAIDOC Week, Children’s Week and other cultural celebrations. This allows children to develop a strong sense of belonging, to be who they truly are, and become who they wish to be.

The skilled and qualified educators at the service aim to work with children, families and other community members, to provide an innovative and high-quality program. The service operates under a dynamic multi-aged integrated model. The centre provides opportunities for child-to-child learning, and an environment that allows the individual needs and interests of children to thrive.

The centre is located within the Loeman Street community activity area, which has a range of community facilities including tennis and lawn bowls, a kindergarten, Maternal and Child Health Services onsite, a community park, playground and more. The service has its own off-street car park giving easy access to the service for families.

Services offered:

  • Early Childhood Education (long day care)
  • Sessional kindergarten program
  • Maternal and Child Health onsite

Phone: 9243 1200

Email: scc@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6pm (closed public holidays and over the Christmas/holiday period)

Caters for ages: Birth to 6 years

Total places: 81

Total rooms: 5

National Quality Assessment Rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard (view full results)