Quality and affordable care for your child in leafy East Melbourne.

EMCC: Our Centres, Our Community, Our Care

The East Melbourne Child Care Co-operative consists of one 51-place centre (Powlett Reserve) and one 63-place centre (Yarra Park):

 

Powlett Reserve Children’s Centre and Kindergarten

Corner of Grey and Simpson Streets, East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Phone: (03) 9419 4301
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Centre Manager)

 

Yarra Park Children’s Centre and Kindergarten

27 Berry Street, East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Phone: (03) 9428 0896 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Centre Manager)

 

Where are we?

East Melbourne is a small suburb in inner Melbourne located between Richmond and the Melbourne Central Business District. East Melbourne is home to Victoria's State Government, housed at Parliament House in Spring Street, a number of specialist hospitals and the historic St Patrick’s Cathedral, which is regarded internationally as one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in Australia. The wide tree-lined residential streets boasting some of the oldest homes in Melbourne. Around half of the area covered by East Melbourne is devoted to parkland or sporting grounds, including Fitzroy Gardens, The Treasury Gardens, and of course, the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 

What do we look like?

Both centres are located in quiet, leafy pockets of East Melbourne. Both centres feature designated indoor and outdoor areas specifically developed for their age group. Extensive, landscaped yards allow for interactive, supervised free play and modern, movable play equipment means children can experience a range of activities both indoors and out as staff regularly implement new programming experiences for children. Both yards also feature a veggie patch, and throughout the year, ongoing educational projects on environmental sustainability, recycling and nature are run. For more information on individual programs for children and age groups, please contact the relevant staff member in your child’s room. The Powlett Reserve campus shares a building with a maternal health nurse and a community room.

 

What do we provide at our centres?

We provide a care and education program for children aged from 0 – 5 years at both centres.

  • Each centre has three child-care rooms
  • Baby (0-2 years) up to 12 children with 3 permanent staff, 1:4 ratio as per regulations.
  • Toddlers (2-3 years) up to 12  or 15 children with 3 or 4 permanent staff, 1:4 ratio as per regulations.
  • Kindergarten (3-5 years) up to 30 children with 3 permanent staff, 1:11 ratio as per regulations.

 

What are our operating hours?

Our centres are open from 7.30am to 6pm and offer the following care:

  • Full Time Care
  • Part Time Care
  • Integrated Kindergarten Program for 3-5 year olds