Kids Stuff

Childcare

Our occasional childcare centre caters to the youngest community members, from 5 months to five years old. Children enjoy play-based learning in our purpose-built childcare room, which is a safe and stimulating environment for children to socialize and learn in.

We are a welcoming, culturally and linguistically diverse centre, that is open to everyone. We have six permanent childcare educators, who children and their families have a strong relationship with. 

Booking

Parents can access up to 5 hours of care a day (and 15 hours per week) during school terms. Bookings are essential and can be made up to two weeks in advance. Permanent bookings and school holiday sessions are also available.

If you’re interested in learning more about our childcare centre, please call to make a time to come along and meet our wonderful childcare team and view the room.

Days and Times: During school term

3 Hour Sessions: Monday – Thursday, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

4 Hour Sessions: Monday – Thursday, 8.45am – 12.45pm

5 Hour Sessions: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 1.30pm

Fees:

3 Hour Session: Full fee $33.00 or CCS (90%) $5.00

4 Hour Session: Full fee $44.00 or CCS (90%) $6.60

5 Hour Session Full fee $55.00 or CCS (90%) $8.20

Reduce your fees by claiming CCS. Contact family assistance office or Centrelink to register for this valuable rebates. CCS (Childcare Subsidy)

Call the centre for more information: 9212 0236

Please download the childcare enrolment form and return it to reception once completed.

Huddle Up

Come in a join in the fun with North Melbourne Football Club’s The Huddle! 

This weekly sports program is for primary school children, aged 5 to 12 years old, and covers multiple sports, including soccer AFL and basketball.

Days: Wednesdays, during school term

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Maternal and Child Health Service

Moonee Valley City Council’s Maternal and Child Health Nurse deliver a seven-week program for new parents, offering parenting information on health, wellbeing and family matters.

We’re lucky enough to have an amazing Maternal and Child Health Nurse located at the community centre. 

To contact the nurse call 03 9243 1842. For 24-hour help from a Maternal and Child Health Nurse, contact 13 22 29 

Playgroup: Brotherhood of st laurence

Brotherhood of St Laurence host a stimulating playgroup for children and parents, supporting play-based learning in a safe and culturally appropriate environment.

Come along and meet other parent’s like yourself, in this multicultural playgroup. Share stories and join in the interactive games, crafts, songs and stories for young children. Facilitators speak Amharic, Arabic, Oromo, Farsi and Dari. 

This playgroup is for children 0 – 5 years old (with an adult) and is proudly provided by Brotherhood of St Laurence and supported by Wingate Avenue Community Centre.

For more information, contact Marjan on 0491 691 636

Days: Tuesdays, during school term

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Location: Community Shed

To locate other playgroups in the area, we recommend checking out the City of Moonee Valley playgroup websitem

Playgroup: moonee valley city council

Moonee Valley City Council host a free smalltalk facilitated playgroup for families with pre-school aged children.

A facilitator leads these sessions with fun activities to learn, grow, and socialise for parents/carers and their children, we provide parenting tips and ideas, sing songs, tell stories and play games.

This playgroup is for children 0 – 5 years old (with an adult) and is proudly provided by Moonee Valley City Council and supported by Wingate Avenue Community Centre.

For more information, contact Maggie on 0402 810 498

Days: Thursday, during school term

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Community Shed

To locate other playgroups in the area, we recommend checking out the City of Moonee Valley playgroup website 

Safe Seats Safe Kids Program

Local parents and carers are invited to book in for a free child car restraint fitting or safety check. A professional fitter will inspect your child car seat and make sure it’s installed correctly. You’ll also be provided with information on how to check if your precious cargo is travelling safely.

This program is provided by KidsSafe Victoria and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria in partnership with the State Government.

Days: Friday

Time: By appointment only. To book, visit the Safe Seats Safe Kids website 

Location: Front car park

School Holiday Programs

Wingate Ave Community Centre runs a fun school holiday program for children aged 5 – 12 during each term holiday. Each session runs for approximately 1 – 2 hours.

Contact the centre to find out what exciting activities we have planned.

No cost