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Child Care Centres
Please note: Wendouree Children’s Centre, Girrabanya Children’s Centre and Family Day Care are still operating. Centre-based childcare is available for children up to school age, with family day care (offering low educator to child ratios in a home-based environment) available for children aged up to 12. For further information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 5320 5500 Steps our services are taking to keep fa...
The City of Ballarat is a signatory to the Victorian Child Friendly Cities and Communities Charter. In keeping with our commitment to the Charter and in lieu of a traditional Children’s Week celebration, the Family and Children’s Services team conducted a Children’s Consultation Project.
One-stop shop for Ballarat families
Ballarat’s Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Centre has almost doubled in capacity following a major renovation and expansion.
A playgroup is a group of parents, carers and their children aged five and under, who meet to play, socialise and have fun.
Family Day Care
Family Day Care is a popular alternative to centre-based care. It offers low educator to child ratios in a home-based environment, where siblings can be cared for together. This is home-based care, with a ratio of one early childhood educator to four pre-school aged children, with up to seven children in total. It offers family care (i.e siblings are cared for together), and care for school-aged children until the end of primary school and bey...
COVID-19 Immunisation Services Our immunisation teams have implemented health screening measures prior to you attending you scheduled appointment. Only one primary care giver and a child can be present during immunisation.Extended family, siblings and partners are requested not to attend our facilities at present. These measures enable essential service delivery to continue, and protect families and the City of Ballarat health care workfo...
Our Central Kindergarten Registration Scheme means our community can access a fair, equal and timely system for processing kindergarten enrolments. The Victorian Government has announced free kindergarten in 2021 for four-year-olds and eligible three-year-olds in government-funded kindergartens. Find out what kindergarten option is best for your child.