Early Childhood Education Services provides 138 long day care places for the University Community at our Queensberry Children’s Centre and Swanston Street Children’s Centre. Other places are also available at our Early Learning Centre (ELC) in Abbotsford.

Following the Victorian Government COVID-19 restriction update, all childcare centres across Victoria will be closed except to children whose parents are authorised workers and cannot be supervised at home. Vulnerable children can still attend. A permit system will apply. If you have a child enrolled at one of our centres, you will receive an email with further instructions.

Apply now for 2022

2022 applications for the University of Melbourne’s Early Childhood Education Services are open. Forms and information are available on our how to apply page. Please complete and return the form by 20th August to be considered for the initial round of allocations. All late applications will be considered for any future allocations.

Open Day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and current density limits, we are not able to proceed with our 2021 Open Day. As an alternative we are able to offer smaller pre-booked tours at both services over a number of dates:

  • Thursday 29th July
  • Wednesday 4th August
  • Wednesday 11th August
  • Thursday 19th August

To book a tour on one of these dates, please call our Administration Office on (03) 8344 9621.



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