Based on the latest advice from the Victorian Department of Education and Training (Vic DET), early learning services are permitted to continue to operate.
This includes childcare, pre-schools and kindergartens. We are aware some early learning services in Manningham have chosen to close.
Please contact the providers directly to enquire about their operational status.
We offer a range of childcare options for families including full time, part time and occasional care for children from birth to 5 years of age.
We recommend families visit a range of child care services to choose the most suitable one for your child’s needs.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing a child care service:
- How many hours of care do I need? (eg. whole day, mornings, afternoons, few hours a week, occasionally etc.)
- Do I want my child cared for in a home environment or in a centre?
- What kind of qualifications and experiences do staff members have?
- Does the centre offer a Department of Education and Early Childhhood Development (DEECD) funded pre-school program?
- What learning and play opportunities do I want my child to have?
- What kind of routine will my child have?
- Do I want the centre to provide lunch? Can I have a look at a sample meal plan?
- Does the centre provide nappies?
- What is the carer-to-child ratio?