Finding childcare in Richmond

Chris Coughlan

/ Business Development Manager

As a parent of young children, finding suitable childcare can be a daunting task. There are some fabulous childcare facilities in the area, but it pays to put your name down early at a number of centres because wait lists can be long.

Do you need to find care for your child? There are four options for child care in Australia:

  • home-based care, which is having your child cared for by a friend, relative or nanny in your home
  • family day care with a small group of children in an approved carer’s home
  • centre-based care, in a child care centre with trained staff and a structured program
  • occasional care, which is short-term, centre-based care.

Child care is mainly designed for children aged up to five years, but can also include before-school, after-school and holiday care for primary school-age children.

MyChild
This Australian Government website has information about the different types of child care and about government assistance to help with fees. You can search for a child care service near you.

You can also get information from the Child Care Access Hotline:

  • Phone: 1800 670 305 (freecall) or
  • TTY service: 1800 639 327 (for hearing-impaired or speech-impaired callers)
  • Hours: 9 am-8 pm, Monday-Friday,

 

In Richmond the following child care centres are available:

Acacia Children’s Centre

13 Belgium Avenue, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9429 6150 e: acc@acacia.org.au web: www.acacia.org.au 43 places; 0 – 6years

Alpha Children’s Centre

8 Corsair Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9429 1488 e: alphachildrenscentre@agws.com.au

www.agws.com.au  55 places, 6months – 6 years

Boroondara Kindergarten

12 Cooke Court, Richmond 3121 Tel: 9428 3619

e: richmond.north.boroondara.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

59 places 3 & 4 year old kindergarten programs

 

Bridge Road Early Learning Centre

624-628 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9429 2944 info@bridgeroadelc.com.au

www.bridgeroadelc.com.au   60 places 0-5 years

Camelot Early Learning Centre

Level 3, 173 Lennox Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9426 6061

e: camelotelc@gcaweb.com.au 40 places, 0-6 yrs.

Cooke Court Childcare Centre

22 Church Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9428 3433 e: cookecrt@vicnet.net.au

55 places, 0-6 years

Dame Nellie Melba Kindergarten

18 Goodwood Street, Richmond   3121

Tel: 9428 2282 e: info@dnmk.com.au

www.dnmk.com.au   55 places, 3-6 years

Richmond Community Learning Centre (occasional child care)

92-94 Lord Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9428 9901 Web: www.rclc.org.au

e: childcare.rclc@internode.on.net 15 places,18 mths – 5 yrs.

Richmond Crèche & Kindergarten Inc.

14 Abinger Street, Richmond 3121   Tel: 9428 2663 e:admin@richmondcreche.com.au

www.richmondcreche.com.au 70 places, 3 months-6 yrs.

Good Start Early Learning Centre Richmond

319 Church Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9429 5985 e: kiv@childcare.com.au

75 places, 6 weeks–6 years

Richmond Kindergarten

27 Duke Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9428 5173 ***Central enrolment Tel: 9205 5438,

e:waitinglist@yarracity.vic.gov.au 28 places, 3- 5 yrs.

Richmond Multicultural Children’s Centre

16 Gleadell Street, Richmond 3121 Tel: 9428 6537

e:richmond.multicultural.cc@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

36 places, 6 months – 5 years

Richmond Recreation – Occasional Child Care

Gleadell Street, Richmond 3121 Tel: 9205 5032

e: yarraleisure@yarracity.vic.gov.au

10 places, 6 weeks –preschool & children up to 12 years (limited places).

Yarraberg Children’s Centre

4 River Street, Richmond 3121

Tel: 9428 0707 Central enrolment Tel: 9205 5438,

e: waitinglist@yarracity.vic.gov.au 54 places, 0-6 years