Whitehorse City Council

Childcare

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Whitehorse Early Learning Service
Council’s Whitehorse Early Learning Service (WELS) consists of five children’s services centres (long-day care) which provide education and care for children from six weeks to five years old. WELS also provides a state-funded four-year-old kindergarten program at each centre.

Children With Additional Needs
The Inclusion and Professional Support Program promotes and maintains high quality, inclusive education and care for all children in eligible childcare settings. This is achieved by increasing the knowledge and skills of educators, and the capacity of education and care services, through providing professional development, advice and access to additional resources and support.

Family Day Care
A listing of Family Day Care Services in Whitehorse is available through the online community directory.

Family Day Care is provided in a Certificate III-qualified Educator’s own home for a maximum of four pre-school-aged children. Educators can also care for school-aged children.

Kindergartens
Kindergartens, also called pre-schools, operate education programs for children aged three to five years.

Other Childcare Centres

A listing of other childcare centres in Whitehorse is available through the online community directory