Child care and family services support
In Victoria the main types of childcare available for young children aged up to 6 years are:
- private childcare centres
- community childcare centres (not-for-profit centres)
- family day care - up to four pre-school children are cared for by a carer in the carer's home.
RMIT City Campus Children's Centre provides long daycare for the children of staff and students at RMIT University.
At Bundoora campus, there is also Numdaji Kwei Children’s Centre: a purpose-built centre providing quality care for 44 children per day. The centre is located on the grounds of RMIT University in a beautiful semi-rural setting bounded by heritage-listed redgums. The name, meaning ‘white mate’, was given to the Centre by the Wurrundjeri Land Council. The Wurrundjeri people were the original inhabitants of the land on which the Centre is located.
Community childcare services
Most local governments keep a list of the childcare options available in the local area, and may also be able to help with information about costs, vacancies and operating hours.
Search your local council website for more information about your area.
Another useful search tool is CareForKids where you can search for centres with vacancies in your area.