Childcare services

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 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?

For more information on Child Care in Manningham, refer to the Icon for application/pdf 2019 Childcare brochure (1.42 MB) or call our Children's Services Team on 9840 9333.