About Us

Coburg Children’s Centre Inc. is a nurturing community of children, families and staff.

We are sustainable, culturally diverse and welcome all abilities.

For more than 40 years we have been providing quality child-care in the heart of Coburg.

We welcome children from 6 months to 6 years in our five rooms at Coburg Children’s Centre Inc.

Established in 1977, we moved from our original home on Bell Street, Coburg to our new home at Wardens Walk, in December 2017. We are licensed for up to 120 children per day from over 150 families throughout the year.

We lease our building from Moreland City Council. The Board of Management made up of parents has full legal and financial responsibility of the service.

We love what we do and bring to our work:

  • Warmth
  • Love
  • Professionalism
  • High standards
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fun.

Our Centre

Our centre is an architecturally designed retrofit of a historical building in Coburg’s Pentridge precinct.

Our rooms are:

MarramLong Day Care Babies (from 6 months)
Balam-BalamLong Day Care Toddlers (from approximately 18 months)
WalertLong Day Care with integrated 3-year-old kindergarten3-4 year olds
(children who turn 3 before 30th April)
GurrborraLong Day Care with integrated 4-year-old kindergarten 4-5 year olds
(children who turn 4 before 30th April)
BoorimalSessional Kindergarten4-5 year olds
(children who turn 4 before 30th April)

Acknowledgement of language use: We consulted with the Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation to name our rooms in the Woi Wurrung language, which is the language of the traditional owners of the land in which we are located.


Play Spaces

We strive to balance our play between active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, structured/unstructured, clean/messy, wet/dry, with both group and individual participation in our play spaces.

Our babies and toddlers have their own, separate play spaces, allowing them to undertake age-appropriate challenges in their own time.

Our 3 and 4 year old kindergarten children share a central outdoor space. While our new trees and gardens mature, we’re exploring ways to create shade to support our sun-smart philosophy.

As we value inquisitive, nature-based play, and encourage children to explore and adapt to their outdoor environments, we regularly update and reconstruct challenging outdoor play spaces for children of all ages.

Come and see our three outdoor play spaces


Educators

Our educators are caring and committed to their roles.

We have an average tenure of over 16 years and are proud to boast a very low staff turnover.

We also have a permanent team of casual relief staff, which means the children see familiar faces, year in, year out.


Meals and Snacks

Our qualified cooks provide seasonal, nutritious meals for all children at our centre. We aim to source local produce wherever possible, and support a host of local businesses to minimise our carbon footprint.

In 2019 we embarked on a full review of the menu including its diversity, reflection of cultures and nutritional balance, ensuring it meets the Australian Dietary Guidelines. We are also researching many of the food items we use to ensure that we are sourcing products that are in line with our sustainable values.

Come and speak to us about your child’s dietary requirements; we’re experienced in managing food allergies including anaphalaxis, sensitivities, religious requirements, vegetarian and vegan diets.


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