Childcare

Child Playing

Highly accredited and flexible options

Northern Grampians Shire offer highly rated Children's Services that are flexible to meet the diverse needs of your family in St Arnaud.

Our centre provide a happy and secure environment filled with many learning opportunities for every child in our care.

St Arnaud Children's Precinct often host visiting health practitioners and conduct information sessions for families.

To find out the best childcare arrangements to suit your family and budget in St Arnaud, please call us on 5495 2666 - St Arnaud. Most families are eligible for Government rebates on service fees.

St Arnaud

St Arnaud Children's Precinct

An award-winning, state-of-the-art childcare facility, the St Arnaud Children's Precinct was Victoria's first 'children's hub' to house several children's services under one roof including a Maternal & Child Health Nurse two days a week. 

As part of its long day care service, Council's qualified and dedicated early childhood educators care for children from birth to five years. The centre also offers Preschool for three and four year olds.

St Arnaud Children's Precinct also administers a Vacation Care program. This service runs from St Arnaud Children's Precinct from 8am to 6pm during school holidays.

Contact details:
3 - 7 Walker St, St Arnaud
Ph: 5495 2666
Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

Vacation Care - St Arnaud

St Arnaud Children's Precinct also administers a Vacation Care program. This service runs from St Arnaud Children's Precinct from 8am to 6pm during school holidays. Contact Centre staff on 5495 2666 for more details. 

 

Stawell

Stawell and surrounding area residents have two options for Long Day Child Care;

Aussie Kindies Early Learning Stawell 

Aussie Kindies offers Long Day Care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Contact Centre staff on 5358 4266 to discuss your child care options. The Centre is located at  1-11 O'Callaghan Street, Stawell. Kindergartens sessions, Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care programs are also available at the Centre. 

Please follow the link to the Aussie Kindies website http://aussiekindies.com.au/stawell

Y Community Hub

The Y Community Hub, run by YMCA Grampians,  provides Long Day Care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Contact Centre staff on 5358 1100 to discuss your child care options. The Hub is located at 87-89 D'Arcy Street, Stawell. Kindergarten sessions are available within the Hub through Marrang Kindergarten 5358 1249.

Please follow the link to the Y Community Hub website http://grampians.ymca.org.au/Pages/Home.aspx

 

Outside School Hours Care - Stawell

Aussie Kindies Early Learning Stawell

Outside School Hours Care: Aussie Kindies provides Outside School Hours Care for school aged children at their O'Callaghan Street Centre.

Vacation Care: Aussie Kindies provides a Vacation Care Program from their O'Callaghan Street Centre, contact Centre staff for more details for both programs 5358 4266 - website link http://aussiekindies.com.au/stawell

 

YMCA Grampians 

Outside School Hours Care: The YMCA Grampians provides Outside School Hours Care at Stawell 502 Primary School. The program commences at the end of school through until 6pm Monday - Friday. The children are cared for in a safe and caring environment run by qualified local staff who run activities throughout the session.

Vacation Care runs every school holiday period at Stawell 502 Primary School from 8am - 6pm Monday - Friday (except over Christmas/New Years). The programs are for school aged children and children are able to participate in various activities such as arts and craft, games, cooking, excursions and much more.

Please call Elvia on for both programs 0408 531 795 - website link http://grampians.ymca.org.au/Pages/Home.aspx

 

Childcare Benefits

Childcare Benefits and Child Care Rebates are available through Centrelink to assist eligible families with their Child Care, Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care fees. Please call 136 150 between 8am and 8pm (local time) Monday to Friday for more information or go to their website http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit for more details 

Developing a bright future

Visit www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au for more information on the Preschool system in Victoria.