At YCC, we offer high quality, affordable childcare in a happy, safe and healthy environment for children aged from 6 months to 5 years across two venues:
114 Blackwood Street
59 Francis Street
Our stimulating and inclusive programs allow children to enjoy an extensive range of age-appropriate activities. With many years of experience in childcare, our fully qualified educators continue to update their skills through professional development.
Our 3-year-old pre-school kids’ programs help children prepare for kindergarten and school. They provide opportunities for socialisation and develop independence and self-reliance. Due to staffing shortages, our 3-year-old pre-school program has been moved to 59 Francis Street, Yarraville until the end of 2022. Keep an eye on this webpage for future updates.
Please call us on 9687 1560 to arrange a visit and tour of our childcare services.
Please note that our childcare programs do not run during school holidays or on public holidays.
Our childcare meets all government regulations.
We are ensuring that our services meet the Department of Education’s advice on COVID-safety. A COVID plan is in place and will continue into 2022 with safety protocols to keep children safe. These protocols will be adapted throughout the year as we all navigate learning to live with the virus.
59 Francis Street, Yarravile
We offer high-quality, affordable childcare in a happy, safe and healthy environment for children aged 6 months to 5 years. There is an option to book permanent positions for your child each week.Meet the team and visit the centre virtually here
114 Blackwood Street, Yarraville
(Three-year-old pre-school program)
Helping children prepare for kindergarten and school. We aim to support your child’s school readiness in an exciting and engaging way. Due to staffing shortages, this program has been moved to 59 Francis Street, Yarraville until the end of 2022. Keep an eye on this webpage for future updates.Meet the team and visit the centre virtually here
“I highly recommend the YCC Occasional Child Care! Their wealth of experience and caring nature made my son’s transition into childcare a positive experience (and gave this first time mum a few tips along the way too). They have survived and thrived through endless lockdowns and restrictions, so a big thank you to the team at YCC!””
“My daughter started at YCC when she was eight months old and it has been a really positive experience for both of us. She loves her three days per week at childcare and frequently comes home with new skills (and lots of impressive art and craft!). This has made it so much easier for me going back to work knowing she is in good hands. The staff get to know the children really well and there is just a lovely community feel about the centre. Thanks YCC!”
“Our children have gone to the YCC Occasional Care on Francis St for two years now. It is a fantastic, caring centre. There has been little to no turnover of staff in that time and both boys have developed strong relationships with the carers there. They always have interesting craft and other things for them to do. Lots of themed play and role play. A wonderful, safe, place that we see as an integral part of their sense of belonging within our community.”
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm (From the beginning of term 4 the hours will be 9.15am – 2.15pm)
See our Childcare Handbook for policies and other relevant information.
Please call YCC for costs of casual and term bookings.
How to book
To book a childcare place, call 9687 1560 to find out about current availability. Download or drop in to pick up our Childcare Handbook then:
- Download a Childcare Enrolment Form, type in your details to complete the form and email, post, fax it to us OR
- Drop in to our office at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville.
Please note: Bookings for childcare cannot be made online.
A copy of your child’s immunisation record is required before confirmation of enrolment. We cannot accept a conscientious objection to vaccinate and we are legally obliged to refuse enrolment.
How to pay
Payment for your childcare place must be made in advance and can be made in two equal payments for term bookings.
You can make your payments in a number of ways:
- Online (telephone our office on 9687 1560 first)
- By post (cheque or money order)
- Over the phone (credit card)
- In person at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville.
Activities for kids
YCC also offers a range of short courses for children, including creative dance, drama and cooking.
* Footy Colours Day – Starting Monday 12 September 2022 – If you have a sports club that you and your family support, dress up your children in the club’s colours to show your support for your team! No sporting code restrictions here, come in any club’s colours from any sport!!
* School Holiday Program (3-6 years) – Tuesday 20 September and Thursday 22 September
Join us for a fun-packed day with creative arts activities: singing, dancing, storytelling, drawing, painting and crafts. 9.00 am – 2.00 pm.