The Children’s Centres at Victoria University provide full-time or part-time care and education for children from three months to six years of age. We also offer a state-funded kindergarten program at each service.

We will provide your child with opportunities to maximise their potential, develop a positive attitude towards early learning and build the foundation for future success.

Children thrive due to our varied, indoor/outdoor play-based program provided by our qualified and caring educators. 

Both services have been rated as exceeding the National Quality Standards (Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)).

Benefits

  • Discount fees for current Victoria University students.
  • No fees charged for public holidays when service is closed.
  • Approved service for Government subsidies.
  • Nutritional meals cooked on the premises.

Footscray Nicholson Children's Centre

The Footscray Nicholson Children's Centre is a purpose-built facility located on campus, a short walk from the Footscray train station.

The centre provides care and education for 54 children including a kindergarten program for four-year-olds.

Care is available for children aged three months to six years on a full-time or part-time basis.

The centre has 3 age groups:

  • under 2 years
  • 2.5–3.5 years
  • 4–5 years (kindergarten program).

Ground floor, Hoadley building, Albert Street, Footscray (Footscray Nicholson Campus)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 6.00pm.

Lee Dare, Centre Coordinator

[email protected] | Phone: + 61 3 9919 8698

Werribee Children's Centre

The Werribee Children's Centre is a purpose-built facility located on campus, a short walk from the Hoppers Crossing train station.

The centre has an extensive natural outdoor play area that promotes growth and development.

The centre provides care and education for 43 children including an integrated kindergarten program for four-year-olds.

Care is available for children aged three months to six years on a full-time or part-time basis.

The centre has four age groups:

  • under 2 years
  • 2–3 years
  • 3–4 years
  • 4–5 years (kindergarten program).

Gate 2, Building 9, Hoppers Lane, Werribee Campus.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.15am - 6.15pm

Leesa Lawatzki, Centre Coordinator

[email protected] | Phone: + 61 3 9919 8098

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Fees

We offer weekly and daily rates, discounts for VU students and competitive rates for the general public.

Tasty, fresh and nutritious meals are cooked on premises and included in our rates.

Most families are entitled to receive the child care subsidy. For more information, contact the Department of Human Services or visit your local Services Australia office (Centrelink).

Waiting lists

Places in our Children’s Centres are offered according to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's Priority of Access Guidelines.

VU students and staff have first priority to available spaces, however the broader community is also welcome.

If you are interested in obtaining a place for your child at one of our centres, please ensure you submit your completed wait list application as soon as possible!

A Children's Centre Coordinator will contact you when a place becomes available.

Looking for a school holiday program?

Victoria University (VU) offers sports programs for school-aged children of all skill levels in an energetic, inclusive and supportive environment.

Find out about upcoming school holiday sports programs. With the coronavirus pandemic we are not offering our holiday program, but keep it in mind for future.