The following childcare options are available in the City of Boroondara.

Long day care

Full-time or part-time education and care for your child in a childcare centre.

Age: 0-6 years

Hours of operation: check with each centre, but generally 7.30am to 6pm

Find a long day care centre

Family day care

Flexible care for your child in a home environment.

Age: 0-12 years (7 maximum, 4 preschool and 3 school age)

Hours of operation: varies (care outside of 8am to 6pm is by application only).

Find family day care

Occasional care

Care provided in a range of settings on an hourly basis and for short periods of time.

Age: 0-6 years

Hours of operation: varies

Find occasional care


Some childcare centres also offer kindergarten - a preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children. 

Find a kindergarten

Help with childcare costs

The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are paid through the Commonwealth Family Assistance Office. For information and to apply for childcare assistance, visit DHS – Childcare or call 13 61 50.

The Australian Government's My Child website also provides information about how to get help with costs.

Childcare regulation

For information about the regulation of childcare centres, visit Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority.

For all other childcare enquiries, contact Children and Family Services on 9278 4613 or email Family Services.

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