Child care

There are a range of education and care programs for children under school age in Yarra.

We provide quality education and care programs developed around children's interests, skills and development.

Our childcare centres also have kindergarten teachers in the 3 to 5 year old rooms. Our educators work with families to give children a good start in their learning and life.

Kindergarten and childcare programs

We operate kindergarten and childcare programs in Collingwood, Fitzroy, North Carlton, Princes Hill and Richmond.

There are also other Kindergartens and childcare centres operated by non Yarra City Council groups in the City of Yarra.

Enrolling your child

To enrol your child for any of our childcare centres, kindergartens or the Yarralea kindergarten you need to:

Step 1  Download and complete the registration form
Step 2 Submit the completed form and pay the fee via:

Your child must be 3 years of age to attend 3 year old kindergarten, or 4 years old by 30 April in the year they go to 4 year old kindergarten.

Children can attend childcare from 3 months of age.

If you or your child has a Health Care Card or some similar benefit or VISA cards there is no charge for our 4-year old kindergartens.

If you are eligible for the government Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate this will reduce the fee we charge you for child care.

Have a question about long day care

If you have a question about long day care, you can ask us.