Childcare and Parenting rooms

RMIT provides long daycare and parenting rooms for the children of staff and students.

About the Centre

The centre is accessible at street level, and features four floors, with outdoor play areas for the children at each level, as well as a roof top play area.

The Centre is comprised of five rooms:

  • Room 1: 3-18 months
  • Room 2: 12 months-2 years
  • Room 3: 2-3 years
  • Room 4: 3-4 years
  • Room 5: 4-5 years

Room 5 includes a four-year-old kindergarten program.

We are strongly committed to providing a progressive and consistently high quality children's service where the needs of both the children and the families are met. We aim to provide an environment that nurtures the uniqueness of each child.

Our program enables the children to learn and develop skills through the process of exploration within an educationally play based curriculum. We aim to provide an encouraging environment that is supportive and safe. Our aim is to work as a partnership with our families integrating our diverse cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and attitudes in our community. The Centre offers a daily Kindergarten program for children who turn four on or before 30 April.

Our information guide (PDF 2.3mb, 22p) provides further detail about the Centre and our policies.

"The program consistently provided opportunities for children to develop a range of skills in line with the learning outcomes of the approved learning framework"
 

"Families were informed about their child’s progress through the online application and were able to contribute their ideas to the program through conversations with educators."
 

"Resources ensured all children were active participants in their learning including books in different languages and a variety of sensory activities. The service actively cared for its environment and engaged children and families in this through group projects and discussions."
 

"Educators consistently shared joy and humour and engaged with children at their level, demonstrating positive and respectful relationships at all times."


- Extracts from a report compiled by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority.

Staffing

We have a committed, dedicated, enthusiastic and bi-lingual team of Educators. All staff employed at the Centre have a formal qualification in Early Childhood Education. A qualified staff member, holding a minimum of a two year qualification in Early Childhood Education, is responsible for the supervision of each room at the Centre.

Staff are encouraged to continue to further themselves through numerous avenues to keep up to date with current practices, research and theories.

Please contact us by telephone or email to inquire about childcare and to arrange a time to visit the Centre.

Fees

RMIT City Campus Children’s Centre is a non-profit organisation that provides childcare to RMIT staff and students. Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are provided by the Government to help cover the cost of childcare fees. RMIT staff can pay fees by salary deduction.

For detailed information about our fees and Government assistance, please read Page 13 of our Information Guide. The current fee schedule is available at the Centre.

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Contact us

Children's Centre location

Building 96, 17-25 Lygon St, Carlton
Ph: +61 3 9925 8500
Email: childcare.city@rmit.edu.au

For childcare services in Bundoora visit Numdaji Kwei Childcare Centre.

Parenting rooms

City campus

These areas are designed for parent/child use ONLY and security card access is required. To gain access you will need to visit a security office

Parenting rooms

Location Facilities

Building 12, Level 7, Room 104

  • Drop-down baby change table
  • Three breast feeding/expressing curtained cubicles
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hot and cold water
  • Nappy disposal unit
  • Separate toilet
  • Baby changerooms

    Location Facilities

    Building 8, Level 2, Room 127

    Baby change facilities.
    Building 8, Level 4, Room 108A Shared disabled toilet, baby change facility with drop-down baby change table.
    Building 8, Level 5, Room 102 Cubicle, sink.
    Building 96, 17 Lygon St, Carlton
    (RMIT City Campus Children’s Centre)

    Baby change facilities.

    Open to RMIT Staff and Students. Please note that the Centre is a locked down facility, RMIT approved access is required to use the baby change facilities.

    Melbourne Central Centre, Parents Retreat, Level 2 Baby change tables, a parents' room, bins, toilets, breast-feeding cubicles, a microwave and a place for kids to play.

    Bundoora campus

    Parenting rooms

    Location Facilities

    Building 12, Level 7, Room 104

    • Drop-down baby change table
    • Two breast feeding/expressing curtained cubicles
    • Microwave
    • Fridge
    • Hot and cold water
    • Nappy disposal unit

    Brunswick campus

    Parenting rooms

    Location Facilities
    Building 514, Level 2, Room 8A
  • Drop-down baby change table
  • Chair for breast feeding/ expressing
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hot and cold water
  • Nappy disposal unit
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    Acknowledgement of country

    RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

    aboriginal flag
    torres strait flag

    Acknowledgement of country

    RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.