The Centre

Centre Hours: 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (excl public holidays and Christmas/New Year closure)

Location: 81 West Street, Daylesford

Centre Facilities
Four spacious and inviting rooms with outdoor play areas

*All morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack prepared onsite by Tara
*Nappies & wipes

Welcome to Daylesford Community Childcare Centre!

We are a not-for-profit centre run by a parent committee in Daylesford, in the Hepburn Shire. Our centre has 60 spaces available for children between six weeks and five years. We operate four rooms in the centre, including an integrated kinder program.

Our Centre manages a local Outside School Hours Care services which collects children from Hepburn Primary, Daylesford Primary, Dharma and St Michaels and provides an educational program every afternoon during school terms. Each school holidays, we run a holiday program to school-aged children that attracts childcare subsidy.

We oversee Family Day Care services across the shire, with a collection of educators providing education and care for children up to 13 years of age in their homes.  Family Day Care offers In-Venue Family Day Care provided in an approved venue such as a school or community hall.

Our centre was founded in 1989 and is an Incorporated Association and managed by parents who form a Committee of Management. We provide accredited quality care and aim to encourage children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and to pursue their own interests in the context of life in the community and the world.

Centre Rooms

Room Ages Capacity Ratio
Possums 6 weeks-24 months 8 1:4
Echidnas 24-36 months 12 1:4
Wombats 3-4 years 18 1:11
Goannas 4-5 years 18  1:11