Children's Services Centre


Wangaratta Children's Service Centre provides care and education to children from infancy through to school age in a safe, secure, and stimulating environment. We work with children, families, and the wider community to deliver integrated services that connect local families to early years support. Our aim is to promote better outcomes for children and their families

WCSC presents the children in our care with the opportunities for exploration, curiosity and independent thought and we support and empower children in reaching their individual potential. Our environment is secure, nurturing, stimulating and responsive to individual interests, experiences and needs. Children are provided with opportunity to explore, take risks daily and strengthen their resilience as part of their learning journey. We encourage and represent children’s multiple voices and ideas as well as supporting them to listen, respect and collaborate with others.

We hold high expectations for the education, care and development of our children and educators. We provide a program which supports and facilitates active play, balanced meals and promotes positive self esteem. Through open communication and collaborative decision making, and our understanding of children's care to build partnerships between us, our children and the wider community.


Programs offered


Long Day Care

Our Long Day Care program provides children from 6 weeks to 6 years old a high quality of care between the hours of 6:45am - 6:15pm weekdays.  All the children's needs are met, with nutritionally balanced meals, safe and comfortable sleep areas, and all nappy related materials supplied. Our environment is safe, stimulating and inclusive, and allows for a wide variety of learning experiences.

Operating hours

We are open weekdays from 6:45am - 6:15pm. The Centre is closed on weekends and public holidays.


Wangaratta Long Day Care Centre and Integrated Kindergarten provides reasonably priced care and flexible hours.  Our service is CCS approved by the government, eligibility is based of individual families income. 

Integrated Kinder

Integrated Kinder offers families the best of both the Kindergarten and Long Day Care program.
Within this program children have access to all the benefits of Long Day Care, with the inclusion of the structured educational Victorian Kindergarten Program.

Families have the option to book their child up to five days a week including school holidays.

Children will also receive nutritionally balanced meals recommended by Nutrition Australia 'Healthy Eating' guidelines. However children are also encouraged to bring along a lunch box from home with additional healthy snacks.

Open hours

The program is available Monday - Friday from 6:45am - 6:15pm. It is closed on weekends and public holidays.


This program is charged at childcare fees which is CCS approved, eligibility is based on individual families income.

Sessional Kinder

The Sessional Kinder program is a structured educational program for children aged 3 to 5. Children attend Kinder two days a week where they receive an enriched play based learning curriculum through activities including arts and crafts, music and movement and sensory experiences.

Children are required to bring along a lunch box from home filled with healthy lunch choices.

Your child will be placed into one of two groups depending on the days that suit the family.

  • Kookaburra Group: Monday and Tuesday between 8:45am - 4:15pm
  • Platypus Group: Thursday and Friday between 8:45 - 4:15pm.


This program is charged at term fees, families are required to pay $365 over the four terms that are offered inline with school terms. The sessional kinder program will not run over the duration of school holidays. 

Early Start Kinder

Early Start Kindergarten provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible children where programs are offered by a qualified teacher. Your child is eligible if they are aged three by 30 April in the year they will be attending a kindergarten program, and:

  • your child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with Child Protection (or been referred by them to Child FIRST).

Children's Services Centre Handbook


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