The Lilydale Community Childcare Inc.(LCCI) was formed in 1997 and was established to operate the Lilydale childcare centre in Melba Avenue, Lilydale on behalf of Swinburne University.

In 2004, Swinburne entered into an agreement with LCCI to extend this arrangement to include the Croydon and Wantirna centres.

LCCI operates within the National Quality Framework (NQF) guidelines. LCCI is managed by a Committee of Management comprising representation from the industry, parents, Swinburne University and the community.

In 2010, LCCI expended in excess of $200,000 on capital improvements at all three Centres, resulting in extensive upgrading of outdoor facilities, particularly at Croydon and Wantirna.

At the end of 2012, Swinburne University closed its Lilydale campus and Swinburne Children’s Centre subsequently relocated its Lilydale operations to a newly acquired Centre in View St. Croydon in June 2013.