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Centre Operations

Nazareth Early Childhood Centre operates an integrated service with 100 childcare places incorporating a Catholic Preschool program. We cater for families with children aged between 6 months to 5 and a half years.

Opening Hours

Long Day Care & Education

Our Centre is open for 50 weeks per year from 7am - 6pm from Monday to Friday for education and care. Children can come for all or part of the day, covered by one daily fee. 

Preschool/ Kindy

Our Preschool operates during the school terms from 8:15am - 3:45pm. Childcare is available outside of school terms. Children are eligible for 15 hours (2 days) Preschool per week during school terms. 

We close for approximately 3 weeks over the Christmas/New Year period and have occasional closure days throughout the year. You will be notified of any changes to opening days/closures at the beginning of each year to enable ample time for alternative care arrangements. 

Attending Our Centre

We have a minimum attendance requirement to support each child to build attachment and connections with staff and other children. To provide continuity and to engage children in a quality program a child must attend the Early Childhood Centre for a minimum of 2 days. 

To reduce the fragmentation of children's lives we encourage parents to place a Kindy child solely at the ECC. Splitting your child's week by attending an alternate Kindy doesn't allow for strong partnerships/ connections. One setting gives your child predictability with people and environments, allowing the continuity required to build identity and self confidence. 

Fee Schedule

We aim to provide exceptional service in both staffing and resources. Our Centre is a non-profit incorporated body that is integrated into the Nazareth Catholic Community. 

  • Our Full Day rate is $124 per day
  • Our Kindy Day rate is $94 per day (for children attending 8:15am - 3:45pm)

This rate does not take into account your eligibility for Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

We are a DECD funded preschool as as such attract Universal Access Funding. 

To continue your secure and regular care, and to avoid a loss of place fees are to be paid fortnightly. Our Debitsuccess Direct Debit system is our preferred method of payment.