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? The whole day? Just mornings? Just afternoons? Just a few hours a week? Or just occasionally, like when you have an appointment and need some one to look after your children?
  • 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 Icon for application/pdf 2018 Childcare Brochure (1.3 MB) or call Council's Social and Community Services Team on 9840 9315.