About Us

Swinburne Childrens Centres are committed to meeting all your childcare and education needs with quality and excellence. Our childcare centres provide experienced highly qualified staff and state of the art facilities to ensure the best environment to nurture the development of your children.

Features of Swinburne Childcare Centres include: 

  • Qualified, experienced and friendly staff
  • We cater for ages 0-5 years
  • State of the art Digital Child Portfolios
  • Weekly Music and Movement Program
  • Extended opening hours:
    • Croydon from 7am – 6pm
    • Croydon (View St) from 6.45am – 6.30pm
    • Wantirna from 7.30am – 6.00pm
  • Cooking experiences
  • Storytelling sessions
  • Perceptual Motor Program
  • Family involvement functions
  • Creative and challenging interest based programs
  • Incursions and excursions planned to compliment children’s discovery  and learning
  • Nutritious home cooked meals including all snacks
  • Children’s individual dietary, sleep and toileting needs met
  • Childcare benefit and other funding options (if  applicable) available
  • Competitive daily and weekly fee structure
  • Asthma and Sunsmart Accredited
  • Kindergarten curriculum
  • Large staff/children ratios (even larger than Government regulations)
  • Beautiful outdoor play areas
  • Large carpark area for easy drop-off and pick-up
  • Convenient locations within Swinburne University of Technology campuses

“My daughter Amy has been attending Swinburne Children’s Centre since August 2010, when she was a year old. During that time, she has been cared for and educated by almost every Educator employed at the centre. The level of care Amy has received during our time at Swinburne has been nothing short of exemplary. The relationships she has formed with her Educators are incredibly special, and I know that they have a genuine affection for my child. If I have ever had a query or concern it has been  addressed immediately and professionally, and nothing has ever been too much  trouble. I honestly believe you would be hard pressed to find a team of Educators with the longevity, dedication and love of the profession that the staff at Lilydale demonstrate. Janelle is a wonderful leader who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Education, and who co-ordinates three centres that all strive to operate at the highest possible standard. As a Diploma qualified Educator myself, I am inspired by the staff constantly, and may or may not use some of what I see in action in my own practice!

I consider myself part of the Swinburne family, and count Amy’s educators as a part of ours. I cannot recommend Swinburne Children Centre highly enough, and feel priviledged to be a part of such a wonderful organisation.”

Elizabeth B

Lilydale