Council's Whitehorse Early Childhood Services consist of five long day care centres that provide care and education for children between the ages of zero and six years.
The long day care centres offer full-time and part-time care in a specially-designed centre. A children’s services director, qualified and trained educators and a cook are employed to provide excellence in service delivery.
All of the centres strictly adhere to Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) regulatory requirements for children's services.
Whitehorse Early Learning Service (WELS) is inviting local families to tour its centres in May and June. Four of the centres will be opening on select Saturday mornings, giving you the chance to find the right centre for your family.
There are varied but limited vacancies across all WELS centres for 2017.
Open Morning and Kindergarten Information Sessions:
All centres will be open from 10am to 12 noon on their open morning, with a special kindergarten experience at 10.30am.
Please download the information sheets below.
The kindergarten programs are state-funded and are operated by educators that have completed a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
Early childhood educators provide programs that increase children's capacity for discovery and exploration.
The long day care service has achieved, and maintained, high quality accreditation with the National Childcare Accreditation Council.
Qualified and experienced staff provide an educational program that is stimulating, engaging and enhances children's learning and development. The service provides:
Parents may apply for a childcare fee subsidy through the Family Assistance Office (Centrelink). The amount of subsidy you receive is means-tested. Contact the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.
If you have any enquiries regarding Whitehorse Early Learning Services, please contact the Children's Services Unit on 9262 6476.
The Inclusion Support Agency in the Eastern Metropolitan region employs inclusion support facilitators (ISFs) to ensure that children with additional needs are accepted into the children's services centres. Children with additional needs include those from a culturally and lingquistically diverse background, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders or children with a disability or developmental delay.
A listing of other childcare centres in Whitehorse is available through the online community directory.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
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