City Learning and Care - Childcare

City Learning and Care Children's Services provide the very best in early childhood care and education programs for children age 0-6 years and support for families throughout the Geelong region.

Corona virus update

In line with the latest advice from Government health authorities regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the following child and family services have been temporarily suspended:

  • Supported playgroups
  • Parenting sessions
  • New parent groups

Child care, kindergarten and maternal and child health services will continue as scheduled.

Extra precautions at our centres

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting 
  • Opening windows and encouraging outdoor activities
  • Directing and supervising frequent handwashing with soap
  • Minimising prolonged close contact between children, such as queuing
  • Identifying a space that can be used for short-term isolation
  • Keeping all families and employees up to date with advice 

You can help

  • Please help your child to wash their hands with soap when arriving at the centre
  • Please avoid this centre if you or your child are unwell.

For up to date information on our response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) visit our coronavirus support page.

Our centres

City Learning and Care Children's Services are a network of purpose built Children’s services centres comprising of centre based long day care programs and funded kindergarten programs.

Each centre is staffed by fully trained, highly experienced staff that are committed to creating stimulating, fun filled environments for your children.

Our focus

Our Educators are focused on the health and happiness of your child, which includes serving nutritionally balanced meals and snacks, maintaining natural and appealing outdoor play spaces and offering a wide variety of activities.

City Learning and Care programs are registered with the following quality assurance associations:

  • National Quality Standards
  • Healthy Together Achievement Program
  • Education & Care Services National Regulations and National Law Act
  • Sun Smart Centres

The centres are community based, not for profit, and managed by our Family Services Department.

Our care

Care at the centre based long day care centres is available on a full-time, part-time or sessional basis. Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Check individual centres for operational hours.

To confirm session times for Kindergarten check with individual centres.

Please note that waiting lists are maintained for current care required and future needs.

Our fees

Fees for the 2019-2020 financial year at our City Learning and Care Centres are listed below.

Financial assistance is available to eligible families through Child Care Subsidy (CCS)Please visit the Family Assistance Office website for further information or call 136 150.

Fee table as at July 2019

Centre Weekly Daily
Ariston $598.80 $127.50
Belmont $592.50 $123.30
Corio (July-December 2019) $592.50 $123.30
Drysdale (July-March 2020) $592.50 $123.30
Whittington Child & Family Centre $592.50 $123.30
Boorai Centre Ocean Grove $598.80 $127.50
Leopold Child and Family Centre $595.80 $127.50
Bella Wiyn Birralee Family Centre (new March-June 2020) $598.80 $127.50
Korayn Birralee Family Centre (new January-June 2020) $598.80 $127.50

Need to know more ...

To find out more call or visit any of our City Learning and Care Centres to discuss how we can help with your families child care needs.

Page last updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020